I was exceptionally happy to learn, when I joined the MMOC forum that there was a fellow young member in the same town as me (technically this is not true, actually, it is the outskirts of Halesowen & Quinton, but I digress).
I caught Ashley having a sneeky look at Martha one Sunday after I was having an afternoon nap, and was awoken by what I thought was someone stealing my car (those Morris Minors make a very distinctive noise).
On that day I learned an awful lot about Martha, mainly by asking stupid questions, like ‘what’s that then?’ and ‘what does this do?’ and Ashley was everso patient with me, gowd bless ‘im!
Ashley has since become my ‘pop up mechanic’ (will you even fit in my boot, Ashley?), and has visited a couple of times to help out with various things; he made a little box to hide my cigarette lighter in, and yesterday he came down to help me check the gearbox oil (see previous post!). Turns out the gear shift problem was down to my funny changing of gears due to wearing bracelets – it hasn’t happened since.
Not only is Ashley a great help with Martha, but he is a top lad too, they don’t make boys like him often! I promise I will be making your cake very soon (i.e. when I get some eggs!)
Anyway, Ashley, here’s to you & your massive tool box!
It has been a great experience, getting Martha. I joined the Morris Minor Owners Club, and got myself on the Young Members Register. Through doing this I have met some lovely people, some of them I have even met in real life!
Saturday was my first ever ‘show’, and I met some lovely characters there. In true, forgetful-Katie fashion, I didn’t bother asking anyone’s name! Well done me!
Through the MMOC Forum & Facebook, I have met some great young members too. Ashley, who lives just up the road from me, is an absolutley lovely young man, not to mention a mechanic who seems to enjoy making broken things work (and who may well be my saviour when it comes to such matters 😉 )
The first weekend in July is the weekend of the MMOC National Rally at Knebworth, which Martha & I will be attending, and I am looking forward to meeting some of the internet people I have met too! It should be lots of fun!!