It’s obvious my destiny in life is to be surrounded by men who love cars. First, it was my dad, and I know he secretly still dreams of owning a fancy sports car rather than his much more practical Peugeot. Then came Daddy Long Legs who ever since boyhood has loved them so much that we have miniature editions of two of his favourites in our guestroom proudly displayed on the mantelpiece. They do look good there, so I don’t mind.

Now there is Caspian, who can spend hours observing cars and loves to drive in them even more. If you ask me what my favourite car is, I tend to answer “one with a chauffeur!” I like driving in a nice car, but as long as I get from A to B I’m not too concerned about being the one behind the wheel nor the make or model of the car, as long as it’s safe.


Last year we bought a smaller city car. It’s practical for where we live yet still great to take on the road. We recently went on a family trip to Bury St. Edmunds. Due to an almost burst tyre back in 2015, we’ve realised the importance of a good service before you venture anywhere.

Unknown to us one of the front wheels had had a bump and as we drove it ballooned to the point of almost exploding. We only noticed as we arrived at our destination. It was really scary to think what could have happened had it blown as we were going at full speed down the motorway. We were very lucky that nothing happened that day and had we known we would never have made the trip before replacing the tyre. These days Daddy Long Legs is extra vigilant in making sure that our tyres are in good condition before we head off anywhere. It’s easy to book a car service in London with the best local prices at Iverson Tyres Ltd.

Do you secretly wish you were The Stig from Top Gear or are you more like me and prefer to take on the role of passenger?