It has been nearly a year since I wrote a blog post and so much has happened. I’ve been to France with my Morris Minor friends, I’ve moved to the West Yorkshire semi-countryside and I’ve been on too many car related and foodie adventures to count. I also have a new job as the Local PR and Marketing Coordinator at Bonmarche. So all in all, an exciting 12 months.
This year I’m determined to be more ‘full on’ with my blogging, learn French, go to the gym more than once a week and actually finally get around to properly doing something with all my ideas for stories and vaguely interesting novels. With the power of my exciting new laptop (vaguely admitting and joining the technological rat race) I may go someway to achieving everything I’ve set out to do.
Until I next write, here is a photo from my ‘birthday weekend’ car run to Haworth. In case you’ve not already seen it 1000 times; my car is the blue one with the boot rack.
PS. If you’ve stumbled upon this by accident, you can find my usual self on Instagram.
Spring is good for many reasons, two of them being the excuse to treat yourself to new clothes under the guise of ‘the weather is changing’ and the other being the start of the car show season!
Now I won’t pretend that I’m enthralled with every single Morris Minor in the world, far from it at times. Once you’ve seen one, you can pretty much guess what the rest will look like (give or take some dodgy modifications, rust patches and blobs of filler).
Despite this, I’m very much involved with the young members register (MMOCYM) which is a section of the main Morris Minor Owners Club. We have over 300 members and we’ve been operating since late 2009 after some of those under 30 realised there was a gap in the club for something a little bit more lively.
This year after 4 years hard slog, we hosted our first MMOCYM rally! The event was held at the Coventry Transport Museum and was attended by over 20 young members and their friends and family from around the UK. We took part in a documentary and we had many, many local and countrywide visitors. In short, the event was an absolute success!
Let me know your thoughts below. Are you a classic car fanatic or would you rather see them tidied up and displayed in a museum? I’d love to know what you think.