So… here she is!!!

She needs a name… Something French and sexy sounding…!

After nearly 10 years of driving old “skadonks” I finally have something cute and pretty and shiny and luxurious! and the best part…?? i paid for it ALL BY MYSELF!!!! *proud*.

My first car was a (faded) red Opel Cub… it was so faded, we used to call it orange (we = me, Snowgoose & @luckypony)… I got it in 2002 and had it until 2005

Then I got the 1990 corolla in 2005, and had it for 5 years.

So, without further ado… I proudly introduce to you: ……… <- (insert sexy french name here)

Cute french bum!

the seats are all faan-cee! bucket type seats… even my mom said they were super comfy – before we even said they were faan-cee!!

** more pics on my facebook Profile**

Aircon, front electric windows, airbags, power steering, ABS brakes, a back windscreen wiper! Slightly tinted windows, radio control on the flicker-stick, central locking! and who knows what other cool things!!

ha – the lady who I bought it from, is an old church counselling lady… she’s nearly 70 and she washed the car herself… and she has a cat called Charlene… which is a REALLY weird name for a cat!!

maybe i should call the car Charlene! haha!!

Anyway,… to EVERYONE who gave me advice about cars (my old one and this new one) THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I got great advice from Twitter, facebook and my Blog… i’m very grateful for it all, as my knowledge of cars is rather slim… so to you and you and YOU thank you!!

Oh, I sold my old corolla yesterday… as it was… the guy offered me R18 000 and I grabbed it with BOTH hands!

The majority of my weekend was spent thinking about the car drama… if you know anything about cars, please leave me a comment or some advice on that post…

Anyway… i did a few other things too :)

Saturday we headed out to Bedfordview to collect post and stuff. we bought new linen… yay!!!!! I love buying new linen!! and i love stripes too!!

Saturday afternoon we went to look at the car, but i’m not talking about that now… that is here


we woke up eeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrllllllllyyyyyyyyyy!!! 6am…. packed ourselves and the beagles into the car and went off to our hunting ground for registration and a bit of a social morning to kick in the hunting season. met a couple of new beagles and their people.

isn’t my Harry a cutie pie!!?? dammit, I love this dog so much x

went home, washed the beagles and ourselves! and got ready for the #MidrandTweetup at @MeeAParkins‘ place. The Midrand Tweeps consist of @MeeAParkins and her husband and kidlets, @Angelsmind & @glugster, @snowgoosesa and her ginger @shauncusters, and @Peter_vs and I.

We had planned to have the tweetup at MeeA’s place, and even though she has JUST had a (cute little long) baby she was still happy to have us bombard her :)

Her husband is very cool and her kids are lovely… I had to laugh… when we all arrived, her daughter, who knows angel, but not Snowgoose and I – looks over at everyone and says “Who are those two?” and points at us… lol was funny ;)

we had a braai… thanks to #HubbyParkins and @Glugster for being the chefs!! and finished off with some legendary cupcakes!!

I had such a fun time, it was really nice having a tweetup with a small group of people… especially since we all had less than 5km to drive home!! I think this should become a regular thing…?


Got home and was totally exhausted. rolled into bed and was plauged all night by horrible dreams about spraypaint, pilates balls and underground parking!! WTF???

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I may need to buy a new car… yes – NEED.

Just last week I tweeted that my 20 year old Corolla has done 210 000km and is still going strong, and I was so pleased… just 2 days later – i hear a boiling noise in the engine, yes, boiling, like a kettle.

Take it to mechanic… he says something along the lines of head cylinder, pressure testing, skimming and replacing head gasket. And quotes me R6300… PLUS i need a service, so add R1000 and add whatever else they find wrong in the service (will be a bit – i am overdue on my service)… so i’m looking at about 8 to 10 thousand rand to fix my 20 year old car with 210 000 on the clock.


Peter was talking to his dad about it today, and he said a friend of his is selling a car. The family has 3 cars, and have no need for the 3rd car – hence the sale.


its a 2004 Peugeot 206. 5-door.

It has 85 000km on the clock. It’s just driven to Cape Town and back (from Pretoria). It had a service (R4200) in January. Its tyres are in good condition. It’s silver. Power steering, aircon, central locking – all the things most people have, but I dont. Also a back wind-screen wiper :) and you can control the radio from a doo-hickey by the flickers. The hooter sounds cute too.

A picture… off google – didnt take one of The Car… seen one Silver Peugeot 206, seen ‘em all, right?

it is rather spacious for a small little car… the boot is not as big as my Corolla… but I dont really use the boot that much!

She is selling it for R45 000.

Its in really good condition from what we can see… we don’t know much about cars though ;)

Now… when you are looking at purchasing something so big and expensive (especially when it is second hand) you kind of HAVE to find stuff that is wrong/not ideal with it, right?

So, this is what we came up with:

The steering wheel is quite worn… like the rubber coating or whatever … Peter says he thinks it’s from all the funny handcream the old lady must wear ;)

It has a couple of teeny tiny thin shallow scratches around the keyhole thingy. (what car older than 2 months doesn’t??)

There is a little scuff on the plasticy piece on the door (nothing a black permanent marker couldn’t hide).

We took it for a little test drive… the brakes are really responsive, power steering is good… no rattles or rumbles.

Seems like a pretty good deal – i think.

here’s the inside:

But what is the best course of action for my Toyota…? do i sell it as is… any idea what i could get for it?? – bearing in mind the above mentioned problem AND it has a HUGE HUGE HUGE dent in the back left door. Like, seriously, it is bigger than you imagine – i am NOT over-exaggerating.

Do I fix & service it?

Do i panel beat the door?

What would I get for it if it were in working order?

What if I sell it to these dudes who buy crappy cars and fix ‘em up and sell ‘em? (I sold my old red Cub to them)

Please, please help me decide what is best…??


I know one shouldn’t rush into things like this… but i can’t drive my toyota, and i kinda need a car, like soon… it just seems like all this happened at the right time… well, finding a reasonable car at a reasonable price (i think)… not my car breaking and costing a fortune to fix.

So, i like, need a decision in the next 2 days. I can’t afford a NEW new car… so thats not an option.

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This weekend we got the DVD of photos from Jeanette from our engagement shoot!!

They are so lovely.. thank you SO MUCH Jeanette!!

Now… I want to have 3 photos blockmounted on canvas for our room… above the bed… probably about 40cm x 40cm each… but choosing WHICH three is SO hard!!

I have narrowed it down to my 11 favourites… and i’d LOVE your opinion on which 3 you like best… I’m also trying to decide on colour or black and white — or a mixture… do you think i’ll get bored of b&w too quickly…?

please leave your thoughts in the comments :)












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