He didn’t buy the Honda Civic in the end, but not because I found a fault with it – like me, he’s decided he wants something bigger. There must be something about getting older that makes you want a bigger car! So the search goes on for both of us – I’ve still not found the right used car for my needs but I’m in no great rush so I don’t mind taking my time. We had an interesting chat about Manchester property on the drive down. He’s got a flat in the centre of town and a small house in the student area that he rents out. He bought them with some money he inherited a few years ago, thinking that property was the best way to invest it. He makes a reasonable amount from them but they are really more like a pension for him.
Anyway, I’m winding down to the long weekend now. Although I work for myself with the studio, I still make sure I take Bank Holidays off and will be taking advantage of the full four day weekend this Easter, just like everybody else. It can be easy to slip into work on supposed days off, when it’s as close to home as mine is, but after I lock the door this afternoon I’m not going to open it again until next Tuesday. I’ve got a busy weekend anyway, away from work, with Man United playing on Sunday and the 2012 Masters golf to watch from today. As you will know if you read about my appalling day on the course with my mate the other week, I’m not much of a golf player but I do like to watch a bit, especially the big tournaments. It’s an interesting field this year too, with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as the favourites. I’ll be cheering on Rory, hoping he doesn’t make a mess of it like he did last year.