My search for a new car…


Driving back from the rounders match came another disaster – a fox ran out in front of the car and in swerving to avoid it, I caught the concrete island in the middle of the road and the car launched itself up and over the edge. I know nothing of the workings under the bonnet and even less about the highly sophisticated stuff under the chassis, but after a week of assessment, I've been told it's a write off – or is that right off?!

I'm now faced with the task of finding a new car within four days before they take the courtesy car away, and I can't see how the insurance company will get the money to me in that short space of time. Any idea how long it would take me to cycle from Bedfordshire to QVC in Battersea? I'd have calf muscles the size of a canoe 🙂

Must fly, the boys have been online and are looking for cars for me. So far they've come up with a BMW M3 Alpina, an Aston Martin, and a Porsche… my suggestion of an Astra didn't appeal to them.

Love Ali xx


  1. Jules July 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    What have you been up to? You were very lucky and I should know after my accident!Don’t worry about the Insurance Company mine paid up in three days. Love your shows I even watched you whilst on holiday in Cornwall. You always sound so happy, genuine and know what you’re talking about. You’re my favourite presenter!!
    Take extra care!!

  2. alison keenan July 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    And Jules you are a sweetheart! Thank you for your kind words. Hope that things are improving for you after your accident, and I’m delighted to think I was in some way with you in Cornwall – haven’t actually been there since I was pregnant with Jack! Take good care, Love Ali xx

  3. Jules July 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Thanks for the above. Went to GP today have another month off but am hopefully getting there, slowly but surely with other treatments also. Can you believe it happened in March? Hope you solved “your car” problem. Will still be watching you when we go away again shortly.
    Take care driving young lady-says she!!

  4. alison keenan July 24, 2009 at 9:25 am -  Reply

    No I can’t believe it’s been that long Jules, but slowly slowly – as they say. I hope that your next break is relaxing for you, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you when you’re back. Thanks again for keeping in touch.
    …and I loved the ‘young lady’ reference! Ali xx

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