Thursday, 16 August 2007

Hakuna Matata

After six years of licensed driving I finally have my own car. Problem is I’m too scared to touch it. At the moment it’s at home sitting in the driveway.

You see I had plans to buy a Hyundai Getz like Sammie’s however one weekend Dad cunningly drove me past the Suzuki dealership and since we had no other plans we took the new release SX4 for a test drive. We speed down the range though I was more distracted by all the blocks of land for sale than the car’s attributes.

The following Saturday I again found myself at the Suzuki Dealership. I had fallen for all the corny brochures and movies:

I wanted another look but found that I had no eye for cars, I couldn’t even tell the models apart and couldn’t grasp what Dad was going on about with Alloy Wheels, All Wheel Drive, Trim etc. Finally, as we stood behind a line up of Swifts and SX4s Dad pointed out the aerials which I had completely missed (too busy comparing colours). Straight away I took a dislike to the thick black antennae sticking up in the middle of the roof - very un chic – it looked like a Warthog, actually rather like Pumba from the Lion King. “Pumba!” I exclaimed.
“What?” Dad replied with furrowed brow.

Now I knew that the first rule of farming is DO NOT name the animals that later in the season you’ll be sending to the abattoir. But it was too late. I had named the SX4 - Pumba, and from that moment I was going to have to find a way to take it home.

...and they even threw in a free jumpsuit.

Such an exciting moment; even the camera man's hands are shaking


Sam said...

ah! I just love your blogs! I laugh everytime I read them!! HA ha ha ha ha ha hah ah ah ha hha ha ha ha ha hah ha ha hah ha h ha hkhkadlfaskfhalkfhaklsfhaklhfsjklfh!! (side stich!)
ok - that went a little crazy, but you can see my enjoyment. Keep up the good work sis. x

Jade said...

That's awesome, so happy for you it's hot! Can't wait to see you XXXXXX

Carla said...

That's so exciting. Congratulations. I have a Suzuki too. I have a 2006 swift. You will not be sorry that you bought a Suzuki - that are great.

Daniel said...

Hey there Candice,
I love the new wheels!!!

Hamish said...

Wotcha Candy!

Nice to hear from you.

It's a NEW car! I've NEVER had a new car. I'm down to only 9 cars myself. And the house is nearly finished - still! I actually ordered the carpets for the sitting room and main bedroom yesterday. Time you came to visit again.

Hope you are well - I loved the pictures in the blog.

Barry and Maisie say 'hello'

ps. It's clever how you have done the trick photo with three of you standing in front of the car - and yellow hot pants really suit you...

Barry said...

That awesome kiddo! I really am so so happy for you.

What a sexy car, well done again on the choice and research, and enjoy the freedom, I know you'll look after it like you helped me look after our merc. Look fwd to hearing bout the road trips!

Adios B

Anonymous said...

It's quite obvious all observers didn't realise Candice, in her yellow hotpants, is standing beside her immediate blood relations - mother and sister!
Thank you for our first adventure to Noosa in Pumba - short, but great fun!

Candice said...

Hey, thanks everyone for the well wishes. I can't wait to take you on a road trip!