My car costs so much to run, I often think it would be cheaper to get taxis everywhere (just not as convenient) and don't even start me on the lack of public transport through the village.
Before Christmas I bashed my wing mirror, Len has a quote to get it replaced, £275, however hopefully it will be much cheaper as I told him we don't need the electrical component as all the remote moving functions are working on it still. It's £35+VAT just to spray the blooming casing black!
Clutch - on it's way out - doubtless due to the two seasons we ran an enormous 22' caravan - we have a VERY steep drive out onto the A6, so the stress on just getting it on the road was pretty high on the car. Original quote from Seat Garage was £365. Derby Clutch Centre are doing it tomorrow for £260.
Exhaust is blowing horrendously. Still have to take it in somewhere to get a quote. I daren't think.
Insurance is due for renewal in the next couple of months. Last year I paid around £900 (I had two accidents in one week, both my fault completely but it totally zero'ed my no claims discount, I had no claims protection but apparently it only worked if you had one at fault claim in the year and certainly not two in a week!).
And Chiara is off sick again, I'd only just got her back to school last week. I'm quite worried, she's had a bad headache all weekend and nothing seemed to shift it. I've confined her bed today (much easier when there are no other kids around to disturb her) I really hope it helps. It sounded a bit like migraine to me (concentrated over one eye, light and noise hurt) I didn't think kids got migraine so young.
Thanks to everyone for your congrats and kind thoughts on my previous post, you all made me feel like having a big giant squishy hug :)