Toffy – A Picture Tribute

Just a few photos to remember Toffs!

21 August 1999 – 25 April 2012

Lotus Test Drive

Lotus was at the British Club today with a small selection of cars (two!) there to be test driven.

Well how could we refuse! We decided to pop down to the club for breakfast (probably lunch or brunch really as we weren’t there till 11:00 a.m.).

After eating, we went up for a friendly chat with the Lotus guys and for a quick spin in the cars. Aye Cheng only took the Evora out. I went out twice, first in the Elise and then in the Evora.

Having heard so much of the Elise’s driving characteristics and responsiveness I was a little worried that it would not live up to expectations. I was, however, not disappointed. The ride was not too dissimilar to my MGB. Hard suspension, incredible responsiveness to throttle response and insane amounts of grip in cornering – not that I really had an opportunity to throw the car around any corners.

The Evora on the other hand was not to my liking. Sure there was even more power on demand, but the car was an auto, actually too quiet for my liking on the inside.
The kids, of course, only managed to get a ride in the back of the Evora as the Elise is strictly a 2 seater. The Evora’s back seats have slightly more headroom than the MGB’s and rear seatbelts. Leg space however, was no better than the MG.

I guess I won’t be upgrading to a Lotus just yet. However, I am certainly not ruling it out at some point in the future.

Ears pierced

Today (18th March) I had my ears pierced. First, I chose my earrings. I chose purple ones because they were my birth stones, Amethyst. 2nd, they cleaned my ears by swiping them with antiseptic cotton swipes, then they marked my ears with black dots so that they know where to pierce on the lobes, then they sprayed something cold and then they pierced my ears. It didn’t really hurt.

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TinTin in the Congo review

Recently I just got the last 10 TinTin books I needed to get all 24 TinTin books. If anyone is planning to buy TinTin books I recommened that you get full size books instead of the small 3 set book’s which are smaller. My reason for you to buy the big book is because the picture is less blurry and the words are easier to read than the smaller ones order them from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tintin-Congo-Adventures-Herge/dp/1405220988/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330251712&sr=1-7 since they are cheaper than in stores. TinTin in the congo is a book about a young boy who is adventurous. He is a reporter who solves mysteries and arrests criminals. He also has a dog called Snowy who helps him in his adventures and loves to drink alchahol making him drunk and nearly get killed. Snowy also finds out where people are with there scent. TinTin in congo is about TinTin going to Africa and fighting against Al Capones gang and arresting them but not Al Capone.

Apple Pie

On Feb 12th I made Apple pie with my mum.

The recipe is

  • Approx 10 peeled, cored and sliced Apples  [for big deep dish pie]
  • 1/4-1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • Approx 1/2 C Apple Butter [or 1/4-1/2 C Sugar depending on tartness of Apples]
  • Rind of 1/2-Whole Lemon
  • Juice of Whole Lemon
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1T Flour
  • 1T Butter

Then put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 180 C

[ remember to put pastry ]

去看牙医 (To The Dentist)

今天我不去牙医。

牙医会检查。他可以使我的牙齿干静。他不要肮脏的牙齿。如果牙齿肮脏,我就会痛。我天天刷牙。我也不可以天天吃糖。不然我的牙齿就会坏。

Translation:Today I am not going to the dentist. The dentist will have a look to check my teeth. He can make my teeth clean and shiny. Because he doesn’t want dirty teeth for anybody. If my teeth are dirty I will feel pain. I will brush my teeth everyday. I can not eat sweets everyday. If not my teeth will be spoiled.