Every situation is a learning opportunity isn’t it?
That’s what I tried to tell myself when, after I great deal of faff and effort, we finally had everyone in the car ready to go to swimming classes when it turned out the car itself wasn’t ready to go.
Piling back into the house with one child greatly upset and the other finding it extremely funny and exciting, my husband then had to start the search for our insurance details.
Fortunately, whilst it turned out we’re only covered for roadside assistance and not if we breakdown on our own driveway, his call was dealt with efficiently and we soon had a lovely man from the RAC underneath our bonnet.
Attempting to redeem the situation, I thought I’d take the mini ones out to see the workings of the car, considering Luke especially is really interested in vehicles.
Turned out they were actually far more excited by being able to sit in mummy and daddy’s seats and rearranging everything that was in the front of the car instead but at least they were entertained and, one new battery later, the car was soon making far more promising noises again.
Cars are an endless source of issues aren’t they? We spent ages deciding whether to buy a new one until the decision was very quickly made for us when the old one stopped.
We asked for the advice of friends and settled on a Vauxhall Zafira after several very helpful people confirmed its flexibility for us – On the road again – but of course no-one could foresee that some Zafiras were soon to be subject to a recall. And now those same Zafiras are getting a second recall… (Click here for more details).
Whilst we wait for our second letter from Vauxhall I hope that our car bursting into flames will not be our next learning opportunity.