Life at the end of the road

August 26, 2020

Off to Tayside :-)

Filed under: Land Rover — Tags: , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 5:19 am

That’ll be the pips on the BBC World service telling me it’s 5:00am and Melania Trump telling me how marvellous Donald is. Even for a hermit like me it’s hard to avoid the media’s latest obsession with the US general election now nudging COVID off top spot. Me, I just wish they’d all ‘go away’, bit like Donald telling us COVID would just ‘go away’ really, ‘spose we’re not so different really Smile Well that’s a rather ‘self cantered’ start to the day hey Smile Probably cos I’ve been awake since 3:30, tossing and turning for a good hour in fear of coughing or sneezing, prior to getting up at 4:30. For today is ‘Land Rover’ day, or at least setting off to collect it from Matthew Webster of Tayside Land Rover who has had C530 VSX since March 2018 a mere two and a half years to do what is essentially a month’s work. That is 10% of the 20 years that I have owned her!!!! fer fecks sake it’s no wonder I couldn’t sleep hey, it’ll be like reuniting with a family member who’s been held hostage by terrorists for years, shades of Terry Who knows what kind of condition she’ll be in. The regular updates and progress promised me over two years ago never arrived and I have to drag images kicking and screaming from Tayside Land Rover who long since stopped answering my phone calls and only very sporadically answer emails.

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The last ones being these 10 days ago. Sure, it was a big job, sure, my almost two decades of ownership had seen the addition of miles of extra wiring, quite often the same colour Sad smile and yes the bulkhead was held together with Screwfix expanding foam Sad smile However, over a year ago I said “I just want it back, forget the accessories and additional wiring”. This vehicle was my ‘daily driver’ and I needed it back for the winter, well two winters on that never happened hey. Still, as Donald says ‘it is what it is’ and as Matthew said on 6th August “It will be finished ! ! !”, very definite that hey Smile but as as I’ve said on numerous occasions, I’m not caring, I just want it back. I bought this Land Rover when my son was still at his mother’s breast, he’s twenty boodly one now, it’s like a family member!

Ready for the off


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So that’s it, I’ve a hotel booked for tonight, the Disco and trailer are all ready to go and it’s almost 6:00am, time to finish the pot of coffee, get showered and set off I guess. Young Camilli is now in charge of pigs, hens and wee dug


who definitely knows something is going on Smile


  1. Have a safe trip and I hope you get a pleasant surprise when you are finally reunited with your long lost child. 😁

    Comment by Derek Peakman — August 26, 2020 @ 5:45 am

  2. Good luck!

    Comment by Rob — August 26, 2020 @ 7:29 am

  3. Well, fingers crossed Paul and a safe journey. Not a good advert for Tayside Land Rovers is it? Wonder what Molly will think of it when it arrives home.

    Comment by glenelgadventure — August 26, 2020 @ 8:19 am

  4. Have a good trip Paul, fingers crossed and make sure you get plenty of pics to share with us 🙂

    Comment by 63ian — August 26, 2020 @ 9:14 am

  5. I’m looking forward to seeing some pics, I’m definitely suffering withdrawal symptoms from having no LR at the moment…but blimey they are serious money these days for a reasonable TD5 110.
    Hope you have a good trip and the collection goes smoothly – looking forward to your review of the service you have received 😁

    Comment by David Brodie — August 26, 2020 @ 7:25 pm

    • Just get a Disco David, sure it’ll break down more but at least you will be dry (if you get one without sunroofs) and comfortable waiting for the AA 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — August 26, 2020 @ 7:55 pm

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