July 16, 2020

A breath of fresh air!

Time to burst forth - Dobby was feeling very let down because, with all the lovely flowers in everyone's gardens (courtesy of lockdown) and plenty of breezes to blow around all the pollen, I had not driven him because of my hayfever. At last it had abated sufficiently for me to give him a good hour's healthy run of about 27 miles. Dobby feels much better having had some exercise.

May 21, 2020

Favourite run again

Having completed the service this week and given the spoked wheels their annual shine up, it was lovely to take Dobby out for his favourite (human free) run with a couple of errands thrown in. Dobby is looking forward to being allowed to be with other NGs again.

May 18, 2020

Service time

Servicing has begun in fits and starts as there seems to be so much else to do.

May 16, 2020

Gentle Run

Time for another gentle run and then placed ready for Dobby's annual service during the week.

May 05, 2020

Rainbow Run

Another sunny, human free run to keep up the exercise and show off the Rainbow rally plate.

May 03, 2020

Support our Heroes

Today Dobby’s “Support Our Heroes” rally plate arrived and he is now proudly wearing it on his nose. They can be obtained from Scenic Car Tours who are donating the cost of the rally plate to the NHS Charities Covid-19 Appeal. 

April 23, 2020

Another Day another Run

Despite lockdown, Dobby had to have a bit of exercise in the sunshine. Cars will suffer if not used for long periods of time. A gentle run of about 18 miles with no human contact whatever made him much happier.

April 15, 2020

COVID Exercise

March was a wet month which dissuaded any activity, then the Coronavirus caused its own brand of mayhem, so Dobby had languished since the Snowdrop Run. At least the weather in April was encouraging, so Dobby was started (with considerable encouragement) and driven to the local BP station, where I was able to fill him up (with gloves) and pay via the phone app so saving any human interaction. A little exercise followed – a run of about 15 miles. Over the next few days, Dobby was cleaned and polished and generally spruced up.

February 15, 2020

Snowdrop Run 2020

Although storm Dennis was threatening disruption, we decided to put up the hood and brave it (the wind & rain was not too bad in the morning). Our annual outing in February is the Snowdrop Run and it starts with a welcome bacon butty at Melbourn Village College. On starting out we found ourselves behind a gaggle of MGs going rather sedately. Wanting a comfort stop we decided to visit a pub en route, only to find that our forerunners had the same idea, so we continued to avoid causing a traffic jam. The next turning got missed (I won't say how) and we ended up on a dual carriageway which took us even further off route. Eventually Google Maps managed enough signal to download a route to Ely which brought us back onto the roads we should have been on. After a lunch stop, we parked in our designated spot right beside Ely Cathedral and joined an interesting tour of it. The journey home was slightly hairy in the wind and rain and Dobby breathed a sigh of relief to be back in his garage (a round trip of 170 miles).

February 05, 2020

Quick Run

A quick run to check Dobby is still OK with his new battery and to fill up ready for the Snowdrop Run in 10 days time.

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