Christmas -7: One car required. One car to drive me and a chum to some mountain in France for a skiing expedition.
Christmas -6: SMS car appeal launched to friends and relatives for ‘spare cars’.
Christmas -5: SMS appeal returns no results. No surprise, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Christmas -3: Visit Uncle. Uncle offers to give me one car, and lend me another.
“That Peugeot, you can just put the key it and drive it away. You can have it. I need to get rid of it by the first of January. No room to park it. But the BMW is yours to borrow if you want something a bit faster and more flash.”
Three cheers and two cars for my Uncle, who doesn’t believe in celebrating Christmas, presents and the like.