As you will no doubt have read on my blog or seen on my Instagram (should you happen to read or follow me) then you’ll be well aware that we collected our new car from the dealership over the weekend. Whilst a Mini may just be a car to most people, it means the world to me.
I have such fond memories of bouncing around in the back of my Nanas Mini whilst on my way to and from the caravan site on the coast road. We’d spend time taking walks to the beach via the many farms which were littered with piglets, horses and all kinds of wonderful animals. We would setup and take part in treasure hunts, paddle in pools, play on the park, eat ice creams, trawl around boot-sales, solve word-searches, play chess, and search for the mythical fairies by the gate.
My Grandad would sport his furry hat no matter what the weather, whilst my Nana usually wore a rang of cream coloured clothing and a hat. Nana would take charge at the wheel, every now and then she’d turn to me and start yet another chorus of “Show Me The Way To Go Home” (I’m tired and I want to go bed, I’ve had a little drop of whisky and it went straight to my head!) and we’d sing at the top of our voices whilst rallying along the road in her beloved Mini.
Thirty odd years later, my Grandparents are long gone but the memories still remain. I now have two of my own beautiful children, one of which follows in my Nana’s legacy by sharing her name.
The kids were over the moon when told that we’d finally gone ahead and made a dream come true by buying a Mini. They have heard so much about their Great Nana Evelyn and Great Grandad Stan – now they can follow suit, as they have their very own Mini in which to make their very own memories in.
Making Memories With My Minis
We’ve already had a few drives out and about in the Mini, the kids certainly seem comfortable sat in the back. E seems to travel far easier now that she is sporting a pair of travel bands, even so I must stick a bowl and some spare clothes in the boot just incase.
Here’s to making many memories with my minis in the Mini.
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