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    Start of The New School Year

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    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    I don’t know what it is about the start of the new school year.

    You have 6 weeks to prepare for it, but everything still somehow gets left to the very last minute.

    I think it’s the bury-head-in-sand approach in action.

    Like there are so many more interesting and important things to do over the Summer that boring things like buying uniforms and bags and shoes can wait.

    Until the day of reckoning is right around the corning and you receive a note back from the uniform suppliers informing you ‘we’re experiencing a high demand at the moment and there may be a delay with your order….’


    A high demand for school uniform just as thousands of kids return to school?

    And nobody thought to build this into the stock system?

    At least it made it feel us a bit better that we weren’t the only ones leaving it until the last minute.

    Perhaps it’s human nature to leave things to the last minute.

    I do have a few friends who are annoyingly organised, and never seem to get caught out by this kind of thing.

    But I suspect they're the exception rather than the norm.

    There’s still a lot to do in the Allen house to get ready for tomorrow.

    And just like I did last year, I swear that next year we’re going to be one of those annoyingly organised people who are way ahead of the game!