So we’re 6 weeks in to my new job….Did I mention I’m the new female breakfast presenter for Heart Fm Sussex and Surrey? Well I am! Huzzah!! I’m absolutely loving it, it seems like all I do is laugh from 5am till midday, can’t complain about that ey?! I honestly cannot explain to you how over the moon I am about landing this role. Bloody superb!
So, as much as I’ve been enjoying the new job there have been a couple of hiccups. A couple of hiccups with on particular thing……my car. Yep.
Basically, Heart is based in Brighton (or Portslade to be precise) and it’s a good 40 minute drive for me, which I honestly don’t mind, the journey is actually a really lovely journey……when the car is moving of course.
So, just as I started the new job I bought a new car, I needed it as there was NO WAY my old Ford Puma would’ve lasted the distance to the radio station everyday. So I got myself a nearly new Vauxhall Astra diesel convertible, it looks lovely, it’s a smooth ride and the Diesel engine is very efficient etc etc……
…..so…..yeh it totally broke down on me……twice.
The first time was in Brighton, literally round the corner from Heart, it just didn’t want to accelerate! It stopped in a filter lane and I caused SO MUCH TRAFFIC!! Oh Lordy loo!! I didn’t realise people were so impatient!! They were beeping me when quite clearly i can move! Plonkers.
So yeh, got stuck there for about 2 hours. Thank god Barry from the AA was hilarious. What a top bloke. So the car got temporarily fixed, I got home and it had to stay in the garage overnight.
(Oh and by the way, on the way back from the garage I got hit by an elderly gent driving a mobility scooter. I know it has nothing to do with the story but I think it adds a bit more excitement to the story line.)
My hubby Scott then had to drive me, at 3:30am, all the way to Brighton to get me to work. He is the absolute best!
After that, the car got fixed, all got sorted blah blah blah……..
Again, I was in Brighton…..my battery died. Yes it was slightly my fault, I did leave the interior light on for 2 hours, but does 2 hours really kill a battery? Really?!
The AA came out again, jumped the car, it started moving, all sorted!
Not all sorted…..I get on the A23, bare in mind it’s raining…
-my windscreen wipers stop.
-the lights on the dashboard flicker
-power steering goes stiff
-windows don’t move
I pull over, got out the car (which I had to do as it was so unsafe to sit in that car), I get my small brolly out and stand in the rain. It’s cold. It’s windy. I’m very grumpy. I waited for an hour for the AA to arrive again. Neil was a top bloke too. Again I got a temporary fix and he followed me back to the garage. Again, it stays overnight and and my incredible husband Scott drops my to the radio station the next morning.
Apparently the car is now fixed…..not sure I trust it though. Shall we place bets as to what will go wrong next?
On the plus side, doesn’t it look nice?