15 April 2011

we are motorised

This week we bought our first car!...I, however can't drive, because roads and my brain don't mix, and unless you are Evil Knievel you wouldn't want to get into a car with me at the wheel.

We were tired of hiring the Streetcar, because someone kept block booking it so we had to walk miles {at 4am} to reach the next one to go to the market and worry about not making it home on time. But Streetcar fared us well and I still recommend it.
As you can see we went with a practical car not exactly our dream car, but I love it all the same. Its a Nissan, which I always associate with Aunties. It has an nice look about it and feels like it wants to go places, so I'm looking forward to many an adventure! Its Nao's first ever car since passing his test a few years back, maybe I might try driving it too? {in the car park}.

Also this week...

I have never seen Nao do any ironing before, so you can imaging my surprise when I walked in the garden and found this! Ironing in the garden, why didn't I think of that??!

Also...I'd like to thank all those who have bought our Sakura necklace!
We have already raised a very decent amount {we will add up a total at the end of the month} that will really help them. We are so surprised to be sending them to all corners of the globe, just shows how humans can pull together when others are in need. 'We are all the same at the end of the day!'

Thank you all! X


  1. Cute little run around, and definitely encourage more ironing...

  2. Armide15.4.11

    Hello Artemis!

    Today I received my pay check and went straight to RUST's site to buy myself a sakura necklace with a black pearl. Can hardly wait until I can try it on! The new car is cute! And being made in Japan, you can be sure that it will be reliable for a long time!

  3. Aww I miss my little car. Though it's probably best for mankind that I'm no longer driving! Hope you and your car have lots of fun adventures together!


  4. hurrah for wheels! now i'm sure we will all be able to live vicariously through even more outdoor adventures of yours! and love the idea of ironing in the garden. it seems right somehow.

  5. congrats on the new car :)

  6. I had exactly the same car until a few weeks ago when an HGV went into the side of it! Luckily I wasn't in it at the time.
    I'm so looking forward to receiving my Sakura necklace! I grew up in Japan - my family was posted out there for 8 years when I was tiny. My brother was born in Tokyo and even has a Japanese middle name (which he has passed on to his son). So naturally I was devastated to see the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami. I do hope you raise lots of money - you are doing an amazing thing. x

  7. Enjoy your wheels!! Bet you are off exploring this weekend. x

  8. Love this post...and why haven't I ever thought of that too! I hate ironing and on a warm, sunny day that would make it so much easier! And congrats on the new car! It's always such a great feeling (even though you don't drive) to have a new car.

  9. My friend has started using whipcar, which is cheap - basically you can hire out your own car! You must learn to drive!

  10. awr garden ironing! and congrats on the car- you'll have to learn to drive someday, it's fun!

  11. it took me years (and one too many driving test to mention) to realise my brain and roads don't go!

    Well done on the fund raising! it's inspiring and the sakura necklaces is beautiful :)

    Juliet x

  12. Congrats on your new wheels! Hooray!

    (and perhaps it needs a little something to show off your creative side, hehehe!)


  13. Well done on the car ...look forward to seeing where it takes you both.
    Hey a man ironing in the garden sunshine..doesn't get much better than that!

  14. Yaaay! you'll have so much more freedom! We have lived in Sydney 7 years and finally bought a car a few months ago, people couldn't understand how I got by with 3 kids and no car! I'm doing lessons at the moment, if you are planning on having kids I strongly recommend doing lessons BEFORE you do, it's a pain in the bum trying to find the time to learn and then practice with them in the car!

  15. Nao ironing in the garden - brilliant!
    Can't wait to get my Sakura necklace in the post. Weeeeee!
    Jo xx

  16. Glad to find your blog {via Wellies} I seem to remember this thing you call ironing yes it rings a bell ;)
    Congratulations on the car and the success of the beautiful Sakura necklace!
    Sarah xx

  17. Love to see a man ironing! What a fab idea to do it out in the sun. Good luck with the wheels! Love you blog so much you inspired me to start my own - vintage-jane.blogspot.com

  18. Cecelia16.4.11

    Your Micra reminds me of a harbor seal in it's great greyness/sleek silver-ness! Congrats on the necklace success; beautiful design and benefiting a deserving project.

  19. Ironing in the garden would be enjoyable...perhaps I should give it a go! :) Happy Easter!