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I was having my usual browse of the local charity shops this afternoon, when I spotted a smart looking 12MP Nikon digital camera in 1 of them, with a price tag of... £15! Naturally, I snapped it up! When I looked it up online after getting home, I found it out it's rather old, but good examples can still fetch over £30 on Ebay! Needless to say, I'm rather pleased!
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I didn't get to see 44444 on the Grande Punto, but I did see 55555, 66666, 77777, and hopefully I'll get to see 88888 on it next year. I'd ultimately love to see it hit 100,000 but I'll be happy if I see 96,000, as then I will have doubled its mileage.
If it wasn't for Covid I'd be well on the way to 100k by now. Buuut last year it did 6k...and that included driving 30 miles a night or so 3 or 4 nights a week to get my son to sleep.

He doesn't need that any more, I also don't commute anymore so the chances are it'll be on 90ish for a long time.

It's already the highest mileage car I've ever had, I sold my Red Punto on 86k but the engine had been open multiple times by then. Between chasing oil leaks, the sump rotting through, head gasket, the radiator dropping its contents and over heating it...requiring headgasket 2 and a block skim. It never got to 100k looking at the mot history failed mot at 99k. Surprised the engine lasted that long if I'm honest as between my "enthusiastic" driving style and the overheating the bottom end was not happy and on cold start it sounded horrific not so much piston slap as Rods attempting to escape.
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If it wasn't for Covid I'd be well on the way to 100k by now. Buuut last year it did 6k...and that included driving 30 miles a night or so 3 or 4 nights a week to get my son to sleep.

He doesn't need that any more, I also don't commute anymore so the chances are it'll be on 90ish for a long time.

It's already the highest mileage car I've ever had, I sold my Red Punto on 86k but the engine had been open multiple times by then. Between chasing oil leaks, the sump rotting through, head gasket, the radiator dropping its contents and over heating it...requiring headgasket 2 and a block skim. It never got to 100k looking at the mot history failed mot at 99k. Surprised the engine lasted that long if I'm honest as between my "enthusiastic" driving style and the overheating the bottom end was not happy and on cold start it sounded horrific not so much piston slap as Rods attempting to escape.
All going well, my Grande will hit 86,000 in about 10 days time, and it's still an absolute joy to bomb around in! It's the car I've done the most miles in by a huge margin!
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Car prices are going crazy. My lowest value has gone up a tenner.
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Car prices are going crazy. My lowest value has gone up a tenner.
I was only thinking this morning..
My identical car was Valued in 2013 against a brand new punto.. £250

(I sold it for £650.. but should have kept it for my nephew..)
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No more oil leaks on the Jeep. Boy, that old pan was nasty.


I still need to do the front axle U-joints but I am waiting for some cooler weather.
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Bit more gardening today as some poor weather is forecast for the next few days. Got the grass mowed, planted out a Fuchsia I've grown from a cutting last year and divided and transplanted an astilbe - very pleased got 4 plants out of it.

Then made a cup of tea and sat back on my bench when I noticed that the cotoneaster horizontalis, which I've trained to "hug" my fence, is a mass of red berries and the roses are making a last attempt to give some colour to the garden before autumn really bites:

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In fact there are 3 more 6 foot fence panels to the foot of the garden on that side and I'm considering planting a different bush centered on each panel so that, when fully grown, I'll have a living hedge composed of the different bushes

Gardening is such a wonderful and wonderous activity, There's always something you didn't know and it's just so calming and steadying in this madly rushing modern world of ours.
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Had a nice chat with the engineer from my insurance co today and weíve agreed to write off the punto.

Car is worth £1400 the repairs would have been about £1400 and given that it has 176,000 miles itís not worth anyone putting the time in for it to be scrapped in a year or twoís time.

Also I only paid £1500 for it and given that Iíve had it 3 years Iím fairly happy with that outcome.

Maybe someone will come pick it up from co-part or whoever for a couple of hundred and put it back on the road again, Someone repairing it themselves could probably do it without a great deal of work, new foglight and indicator, squish the bumper back into its mounts and put up with the scratches and dings
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Car is worth £1400 the repairs would have been about £1400 and given that it has 176,000 miles itís not worth anyone putting the time in for it to be scrapped in a year or twoís time.

Also I only paid £1500 for it and given that Iíve had it 3
That's a illustration of how mad the car market has gone...176k mile Fiat 1400 quid. I know its a top spec diesel but damn...that's strong money.
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A trip to the Dentist..

They put dark glasses on me
Laid me back under a Bright Light

I had a bit of a snooze

Just like a Foreign trip.. but without the Airport queues
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Just like a Foreign trip.. but without the Airport queues
Wonder if Mrs J would settle for that? I was getting heartily fed up with airports before the pandemic and now it seems to be very much worse.
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That's a illustration of how mad the car market has gone...176k mile Fiat 1400 quid. I know its a top spec diesel but damn...that's strong money.
Mad isnít it. As I pointed out it was £1500 when I bought it in 2018 over 3 years ago now. To say itís lost £100, to be fair I never haggled when I bought it, and I didnít haggle with the insurance company so had I done both the insurance co could have been paying out more than I paid 3 years ago.

Sadly I donít think it will go to co-part and find its way back onto the road I had a missed call this afternoon from a local breakers yard so my guess is they just want it scrapped. Someone might save it, but the likelihood of that just dropped massively.
17Ē alloys, leather seats etc there are quite a few bits on that car for a scrappy to make a few quid from. Once it gets to the scrap yard it will be a cat something write off making it worth even less
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Wonder if Mrs J would settle for that? I was getting heartily fed up with airports before the pandemic and now it seems to be very much worse.
As someone who has just completed his 67th flight of the year, I feel your pain. I almost hate say it but I miss the days of lock down flying.

On to the good news for the day, my employer made an offer to me to hang about until the end of June that I couldn't refuse. I can honestly say I heard my boss choke up a bit when I accepted.
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