Friday, 3 October 2008

this fine end

I put out a call on the Morris Owners' Club website, and someone in Dorset offered me a cylinder head. So I borrowed a Great Big Car from my friend John, and drove down and got it. The Great Big Car was rather scary after so long driving the Trav; it actually went faster when I pressed the accelerator. Even uphill.

It was a lovely drive down to Shaftesbury and up Zig Zag Hill through places like Sixpenny Handley, and I was in such a hurry that I didn't stop to take any photos and I'm now kicking myself because of that.

And now I am overhauling the replacement head and hope to be mobile again soon.


  1. I expect its good to meet other Morris owners who understand the appeal of a Morris. "Even uphill" I remember that sensation.

    I love place names. "Crazannes" is a recent favourite - a magicians command.

  2. Reminds me of a Neil Innes song, "'I like Cezanne', says Anne..."

    ...Dorset is specially rich in good names. I like Toller Porcorum and Huish Episcopi too.

  3. This is where I go to bathe in place names:

  4. Do you have to ask your passengers to get out when going up particularly steep hills and to meet you at the top? (My mother used to do that...)