There comes a time in a ladies life when a make-over might be in order.
So let me introduce you to a certain lady, of a certain age ( built in 1956 making her 54 years of age) she is know by the name of Bournville
She’s a Morris Minor Series 2.
Now regular readers will have deduced that whilst sailing was Mr Uphilldowndales first love, and fell running is his current mistress; I can also reveal that Bournville is his kept women.
Mr Uhdd bought her for £25 back in 1977 when he was a student. She was purchased in the village of Cadbury (hence the name of Bournville, come on keep up, they were students remember) and they have lived together ever since. She was kept road worthy and in reasonable fettle, till the boys came along, when suddenly demands on Mr Uhdds time and money meant she had to come off the road and retire to the barn, where she waited patiently if dustily for her day to come.
So back in May she was stripped of her accessories (and engine) in preparation for a some serious work.
Poor lamb, she looks as vulnerable and exposed as a patient in a theatre gown.
But she could not have been sent to safer hands. Not for her some back street garage, oh no, more of a Harley Street referral; she has been sent to Mr Ferrari-man. Mr Ferrari-man is a former colleague and fell running buddy of Mr Uhdd’s who has a passion for classic cars and a paint-shop of clinical quality: for whilst other kids were out climbing trees and playing ‘knock and run’ Mr Ferrari-man was round at his mates house. His mates dad was a paint sprayer for Bentley and he taught the boys all he knew; and that included how to treat a lady.