An expensive bouquet

We picked the new car up yesterday, and I noticed I do have a rather interesting gizmo I didn’t know I’d have.
It’s a fuel consumption display.

Hubby describes me as feather footed when I drive.
How else could I do a 500 mile round trip on less than half a tank of (diesel) fuel in my Peugeot 206 four years ago.
I don’t like to race, but then I don’t like to hang around either, and with motorway driving most of the way, it was easy to stay at 60 odd mph, a good speed for good fuel consumption (know thy car folks).
The Hyundai is petrol therefore I was expecting less, so it was nice to read figures between 64 and 71 mpg as we drove back yesterday.
hyundai
Having parted with my dosh, I had a rather pleasant surprise, one which actually embarrassed me to the extent that I was glowing as opposed to blushing, which our salesman (and Hubby) found rather endearing.

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Aren’t they lovely?

When I bought my Postman Pat Van (Hyundai Atoz) in 1999, I got a bouquet, and when we bought our new Suzuki Altos in 2004 we each had a bouquet on the back seat (we gave them to both Mums).
We didn’t get flowers on purchasing the Suzuki Wagon R or Swift in 2002, or either Peugeot in 2005 and 2006, so in truth I had forgotten about this nice gesture and therefore didn’t expect it.

It’s been a long time since I had flowers.
Not that Hubby never bought me any, he would for no reason other than just seeing them, but what with the hassle of the move, packing and storage etc, flowers weren’t really on the agenda, though I do have the dried arrangement he did for me many years ago when we had very little money. They are here on the boat in their small clay pot on the kitchen worktop.

There was just one small problem with this beautiful arrangement though.
They spent the night in their presentation box and tissue (their stems being in a bag of water so no fears of them wilting), on the helm as we had to go and buy a vase this morning to put them in!
vase
(Not bad for ยฃ1.25. Nice to be a customer of the charity shop rather than just donating!)

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to An expensive bouquet

  1. scifihammy says:

    Your little car looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice touch – the flowers. (and yes to supporting charity shops by buying also ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I got wine and chocolate with my car once!! But last time was a large “useful” bag! No-one in the family wanted it so I donated it to the charity shop! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • We are indeed pleased with our choice of vehicle. Time will tell of course.
      The charity shops that benefited from the bulk of our stuff when we came here were for dogs mainly. I’m in full support of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Dogs for the Disabled as they can be such a godsend for improving quality of life and socializing for their owners.

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