Friday, April 10, 2015

The End of an Era

All good partnerships eventually come to an end....
Bonnie and Clyde
Cassidy and Sundance
Me and Roxy.
Yes, it was with a very sad heart that I realised that it was time to sell Roxy.

We had seven good years together, travelling the length and breadth of the country, in hail, rain and snow.  People would say things to me like
"I saw Roxy in Mullingar/Mountmellick/Rooskey".
And I would think
I know! I was the one driving her! I don't let her go out on her own.

Never did she let me down until a little hiccup recently.
And so it was time to say goodbye.
I was genuinely sad about leaving her. As I left her on the garage forecourt I felt a little like Tom Hanks when Wilson floated away from him in Castaway.

However every girl needs a a partner in crime
May I introduce you to Grace.

After some consideration I decided to name her after two of my heroines........

Grace Kelly, who was considered to be a cool, ice maiden.

And the famous Irish pirate queen, Grace O Malley,who traveled up and down the coast, getting up to all sorts of devilment!
Let the new era begin!