And on the subject of my car, remember a while back when someone keyed it in the carpark? Finally I have the impetus to get the damage repaired. Most days my car just sits in my carport - seriously, the last time I put petrol in it was the 29th June, I kid you not - but the one day, the ONE day that I was running late to work so drove to the bus stop, someone ran into my car in the car park. No dents, just scraped duco and a rub-mark on my alloy wheel, which fortunately came off with a bit of wheel polish. At least she had the decency to leave her details, and I was able to call her to discuss.
So this propelled me at last to the smash repairers, to see about getting car fixed. Thing is, the damage from the lady hitting my car is on the same panels that were keyed, and as repairing the key scratch means respraying the whole panel(s) the other damage will be repaired at the same time. I'll have to pay the excess for the damage but my no-claim bonus is protected so it won't put my policy premium up too much next year. And I'm taking advantage of my car being at the repairers anyway to get the rear spoiler resprayed, as it was looking rather faded. The big date is set for the 17th September and it will be off the road until the 19th - but as I don't normally drive it during the week that's perfectly fine by me.