Early in June we drove to a local park and as it was my birthday Duggie enjoyed a tub of doggy ice cream.
In the middle of the month it was the Bromley Pageant, Stella I were present as part of the South East Area Stag Owners Club presentation. About 30 Stags turned up and by the end of a rather chilly day I had got to know the first names of many of the members. Duggie was elected as Club Mascot and lost no time in getting petted by as many people at once as was possible.
At the end of June we had intended to have a trip to North Wales, but one of our travelling companions had been under the weather for a while, so we decided to base ourselves closer to home in the Cotswold's. As everybody knows the weather has been superb and we had four fab days following our chums in their bright red Triumph TR3a, down beautiful lane, through lovely villages, stopping off at various gardens and places of interest.
Stella literally didn't miss a beat, never showed any sign of overheating, the only thing that went wrong was that a glass 35amp fuse for the courtesy lights/cigar lighter blew. There was several packages of spare fuses that came with the car, which I had neatly stowed away, but when I came to deploy them, everyone except the 2amp fuses were already blown and it took a trip to Halfords in Cirencester to buy a selection of replacement fuses. Strange, why would the previous owner carefully put back into the original packaging blown fuses.
The TR3a was a lusty, snorting 2 litre and for the first time I saw the needle of my rev counter touching the 4 thousand mark as I kept pace with her and the sound of the two cars accelerating hard was magnicient. Fuel consumption was 26 miles to the gallon and I was very pleased with that.
My confidence in Stella is confirmed and we are ready for our next big trip to visit friend in Nottingham.