Dress: New Look (last summer)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban New Wayfarer 2132
Shoes: Fred Perry
A few weeks before my 21st birthday, I put my first car up for sale in local newspapers and headed into my nearest Volkswagen garage to dream about my next car. Because my first VW had been so brilliant, I knew I'd look for another one. An hour or so later, I walked out with my name down on a deposit of a brand new Volkswagen Polo Match. On the 1st March 2012, I picked up Little Red v2 and we've already had so many adventures.
We've driven to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United beat Norwich. We've road tripped to Southend-on-Sea to surprise Ash's Mum a few days before Christmas. We headed to Thorpe Park, twice, to ride The Swarm and the Saw ride. We went to 3 different Blink-182 gigs last Summer - Birmingham, Cardiff and Bournemouth. We've taken impromptu drives to the beach. I've driven to wedding venues to take photographs. I drive myself to work every day. Having my car is the closest thing I've felt to freedom my whole life. There's no better feeling that getting out of bed one day with nothing planned and knowing you could drive almost anywhere you wanted. In the wonderful words of Blink-182 - "a tank of gas is a treasure to me."
If you're packing up your car (or bike!) and travelling away from home, you might want to speak to Footman James who offer classic bike insurance* and classic car insurance at competitive rates, including breakdown cover in the EU. I wonder if I'll take my car out of the UK one day?
The best part of this story? I still see the girl I sold my first car too driving her around town. It's actually slightly comforting to know it's still going. It's crazy how attached I got!
Do you drive? What car do you have? Do you feel the freedom too?
All these photos were taken by Ash using my Canon 550D.