So, my heart felt thanks go to my lieutenants namely Dave Halsam and Karen my wife with out whose help this event would not have happened, and most of all my admiration goes to Ken on how the hell did he do it?
However it has not stopped there, because guess what I managed to persuade Karen to invest in a small run about for both Mathew and I to fettle over the next 4 or so years. All this was done after the Buxton weekend when it was obvious that Jean Griffin needed some competition for the best Sprite trophy. So, we now have a little Frogeye Freddy to keep Dennis company in the garage. This little beauty was trailered up from near Southend some 440 miles round trip thankfully without a hitch but with a tow bar. Therefore, I can announce that Karen will now have not only the house to herself again, but most important of all, she will have regained control of the TV remote.
Another shed full of
technical tip links have been sent to me from Bonnie Scotland, courtesy of
James Wilson. I shall attempt to complete the web links a.s.a.p. - it can be
rather time consuming and with the fine weather abounding presently, sitting
at the computer is being given a fairly low priority. A similar excuse is
offered by way of a apology to our Chairman, who e mailed his chunnerings
over a couple of weeks ago.
I always laboured with the misapprehension that retirement was a time to relax and that there would be plenty of spare hours to do all those things that had been planned over the working years. Alas it does not work that way and my queue of tasks, projects and things to do is increasing rather than diminishing.
My thanks to all
my Healey friends for their support to my wife, Ilma and myself. The last
few months since she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer have been
particularly difficult, but she has stayed wonderfully cheerful and we have
just reached the half way point in the chemo therapy treatment. A luxury
cruise in February up the Amazon had to be curtailed when we were
disembarked on the fourth day at the Brazilian town of Santarem for Ilma to
have an emergency operation. In Portuguese speaking Brazil scarcely anyone
speaks English, which makes for difficult communication. Fortunately, after
five days, the Fred Olsen cruise liner returned down river and we were able
to rejoin her to be repatriated in comfort.
I see that the rain has stopped so I will desert the computer once more in favour of gardening and dry stone walling both very therapeutic and definitely helping to return my figure to its former shape.
I could do with some of you posting some good motoring jokes as my stock is running a little low.