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2014 seems just like yesterday. Year roundup!

A lot happened in 2014 – it also went rather quickly for me – here’s a brief summary. Oh and sorry for the brief delay.

1. Made new friends.

2. Traveled to new destinations

3. Turbocharged a car without paying a qualified mechanic or electrician.

4. Bought a house

5. Got a new job.

7. Sold some cars.

8. Lived to die another day

If 2015 is nearly as eventful I’ll be amazed, but never say never. I’ll continue to stay foolish and extend my acquaintances and try and be the best I can.

Cheers to a good year!

Keep calm, just bought a house…

Just bought a houseSome of you may already know, but some of you wont, hence the reasoning behind this blog post.

I’ve never been a fan of renting somewhere, certainly when you look at the cost of rent. Luckily my parents have been kind enough to put up with me for this long, and I’ve been able to save my hard earned cash.

Admittedly, when I look at this statistic, I’d probably only been in the position I’m in now as a result of heading straight to work from College and not going to Uni. I’ve saved money into an e-ISA account ever since and have been able to save enough for a deposit. My parents are helping here too which is very kind of them.

If we look harder though at the monthly mortgage repayment rates, they do in fact come in cheaper than your average property rental. So I will in fact have a property I can call my own, and only have to pay bills extra, which makes much more sense to me!

As to location, it’s Northampton which is closer to where I work in Milton Keynes. You go further north from there and property prices start coming right down.

As to what I’ve bought, it’s a 3 bed end of terrace with two parking spaces and a big back garden – big enough for a shed too! A big man shed!

I’m more than happy to answer any questions if you have any about the whole process I’m going through. It’s all totally new to me too and I’m learning as I go.

Living with a V8

Audi A8

You all might be poo pooing me for driving a gas guzzling V8 in times of global warming crisis but in all fairness it’s not all that bad…

I was very pleased to see that I’m averaging 24Mpg in my Audi A8. This car has a 4,2 Litre V8 engine and is 17 years old.

I can drive the car in complete comfort with its Bose sound system and double glazing, did I mention that it’s an automatic too?

Admittedly it doesn’t quite make the same noise as an American V8, mainly due to its complex array of catalysers – if I fitted it with a straight through system it would probably growl!

Talking about growling – it does just that at 5500 RPM and higher – woops- there goes the fuel!

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