Given the time span between this and my last post, I’d be surprised if I had any readers left!
Little bits have been happening thoiugh – and I mean LITTLE. But no less rewarding.
The bumpers have been sent off for repair and rechroming – on enquiry, they are still in the queue.
The engine block and heads have gone off to Oselli for reboring and repairs – and on enquiry they still in the queue.
So I had fun making a new number plate plinth.
The old one was heavily rusted, but the brackets were re-useable. So I cut a piece of 2mm steel offcut into shape, cleaned up the brackets sprayed with black body seal and voila.
As for the number plate itself – I still have the original Guy Salmon plate – which I’d like to use, but it’s just a bit shabby – and, surprisingly cheap and nasty for what had been a Very Expensive motor car.
Compare it then, with the plate that came off Stephanie’s first Fiat 126, a very modestly priced car at the time, which had beautifully crafted plates.
I think I will have new plates made for ROJ….
My resolution after the election was to spent less time doing it, and more time on ROJ.
I’ve suddenly found myself in great demand, with meetings every week on top of the event I’m organising in Parliament in two weeks to launch four enquiries we’re undertaking over the next year.
I have also secured an hour and a half debate in Westminster Hall on the use of children as suicide bombers – a particularly sobering subject.
On the very positive side I shall be working in partnership with the publishers of the Counter IED Report, which will take a huge load off my plate.
Stephanie and I took a short rubble gazing holiday to Crete in the summer – we stayed at a lovely little hotel in Rethymno called the Palazzo di Corina¬†a place you would be more than happy to park your Aston outside of!
And if you do head that way, the best place to eat is the Castello Restaurant¬†great atmosphere, superb food and the friendliest staff on the Island (we went back three times).
It’s the weekend… so back to the garage.