Showing posts with label Land Rovers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Land Rovers. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Staff Parking

The Registrar swept past me into the staff car par, with a brief wave of her hand. I turned and watched her expertly reversing her 25 year old canvas-topped, long-wheel base Land Rover into a free parking space.

She descended briskly from the battered, mud-splattered vehicle, long blond hair swept into a neat chignon, tailored jacket and knee length skirt, pearl studs and necklace, kitten heels tip-tapping on the tarmac.

We stopped for a moment to admire her new wheels. A present, she said, from her husband, ideal apparently for towing a horse box, and she initiated me into the mysteries of double de-clutching and the necessity of always keeping a waterproof hat in the glove compartment in case it rains inside the cab!

"There is nothing" I said, "more stylish than a beaten up old Land Rover. With heels."