I Mustn’t Be An Old Dog Yet ‘Cos I’m Still Learning New Tricks…

My lovely, but very badly behaved van broke down the other day (again!), left me completely stranded in the middle of the road – I had to be towed home by a very kind passer by with the right kind of vehicle (land rover).


Tired of constantly being in the hands of the mechanics I decided I was going to find the fault and fix it myself.  So I did.  I went from a dead van to one roaring to glorious healthy life after I’d diagnosed the fault, bought the bits I needed for the repair, performed the surgery (it was touch and go there for a while) and then started her up – bingo!!  There are few things in life as satisfying, take it from me.  Then as a reward, and to calm my frayed nerves, I went here for a walk…

Photo: Mike Alexander

Photo: Mike Alexander

Happy days….


About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
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13 Responses to I Mustn’t Be An Old Dog Yet ‘Cos I’m Still Learning New Tricks…

  1. Elina says:

    Those small big things in life that bring such joy 🙂

  2. Jo Woolf says:

    Well done! That looks a beautiful place to go for a walk!

  3. It’s empowering to find a way of stepping out of dependencies like that (those that kind of block you), isn’t it?!
    And such a beautiful place to walk…
    Have a happy weekend – much love!

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Go You! How did you find the fault? Google or Youtube or Spock like logic? What a beautiful place for a walk 🙂

  5. montucky says:

    I’d fix your van myself for a walk along there!

  6. I wish I could have managed that! It’s great to discover new skills. And rewarding. Your walk on that beautiful beach is of course reward enough!

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