This blog has a habit of laying dormant for long periods of time. Most of the time, it is my own fault, of course, as I don’t particularly consider this a priority. But in recent months, it has gone quiet because I have concentrated my writing efforts elsewhere.
Over the past year, I have contributed the odd post to Chris Pollitt’s award-winning site, Not £2 Grand, which I have linked to here on occasion. It has been enjoyable to do so – Not £2 Grand fits well with my interests and the reality of my own automotive world. After a bit of discussion with Chris, and a brief meeting in a corner of a gritty West Yorkshire industrial estate, across the bonnet of a crusty W124, some plans were hatched for me to write there more regularly. I even have my own login now.
Not £2 Grand is all about budget motoring: exploring the huge variety of cars you can own for under £2000, features on technical stuff about working on and improving those cars, and stories of cheap car adventures. I really like what Chris is doing with it, and I’m happy to be able to help him out a little bit more over there as he works on growing the site.
As a result, this blog won’t be seeing much activity anymore. But that’s okay, because with the exception of a bizarrely popular post on changing the thermostat on a VAG 1.8T engine, Not £2 Grand is far more exciting than anything I have ever managed to drum up here.