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Track time 7

It is common knowledge I like fast cars. Silly, fast, dangerous, sporty things. Well on Thursday I drove an Aston Martin and was a passenger in an Ariel Atom. Blokey bought me a gift experience for my birthday back in the summer but annoyingly the small print for our nearest race track was must have had a full licence for a year which meant November onwards. I was the only woman who was driving. In the briefing it was apparent I was outnumbered about 15 to 1. No matter, I know I can drive. “Julia?” an instructor calls. “Do you mean JuliE?” I know I should not have corrected it but it bugs me. “Ladies first” the chap says  – “After you then!” I mutter. I realise I am rather sarcastic so I attempt to shut up. I get three laps of the track in this pretty cool Aston. It’s […]


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Silverstone! 4

At last. After years of wanting to, I am on the way to a F1 race. *squeal* I’ve loved grand prix motorsport since I was small, back in the Mansell years. Yet despite being a nearly life long fan I’ve never been to a race – the price is prohibitive to us normally. This time we can thanks to Planet Rock radio. A few months back I heard a comp on the radio to win 2 adult tickets and £250 spending money. So with that £250 we bought the kids entry tickets and this weekend that means its camping time! Freya has gone to her dog sitter and my next door neighbour will be feeding the small fluffy pets.


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Random kindness last weekend at the Rugby

We go to Gloucester rugby matches almost every weekend they play at home, last weekend was the last match of our season and just before the match another fan nearly reduced me to tears. He came over to me, and stood there, I was wondering what he was upto and thought he was trying to nick Hubby’s space as he had just popped to the loo. I soon felt guilty as he says ” I wonder if your youngest would like this? Is it ok if I give it to him? ” Now I understand people can be funny about presents from strangers, but this was just so kind. The gift was a Jenson Button BrawnGP cap! Jen was pretty pleased and has been running around with it on, proudly yelling things like “I’m as fast as Jenson Button mum!” And “is this what Jenson Button wore when he winned […]


The time has come, finally Formula one season again.

It feels like years since the last race, but its only a few months really. The first race this year is at Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia so its on Aussie time. SkyF1 channel is live right now and was playing the practice sessions early hours. Sadly as Sky took over from the BBC I can no longer watch in bed!! Thanks for that guys. The thing is you get Skyf1 channel if you already have SkySports, or you get SkyF1HD free if you’ve already got the HD package. Seems ok if you have one of those options and get it thrown in, but if you need an upgrade to that its not cheap. Ive got the HD package BUT if I want to watch this upstairs I need to pay for multiroom which is another Tenner a month. But then that means paying extra for HD to watch on a […]