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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Simply a moment - January 2014

I'm joining Alexa over at Trimming the Sails who is hosting the monthly meme - Simply a Moment.



I relax back in my seat and a grin spreads across my face. It is dark outside the window and the light from the dashboard as I press the button to turn on the ignition glows orange into the car. I press the button again and the car starts. The radio comes on and I press the button to change the function to phone to ensure that my phone’s Bluetooth has connected. Seeing that it has I change the function again to CD and the talking book Ben gave me for Christmas, Gone by James Patterson, continues with the story where it left off last night. I fumble for the switch for the lights, still a little unsure of where all my knobs and buttons are, I’ve only had the car for a week! Finding the switch I turn the lights on – I’m looking forward to when my journey to work will be in daylight again. I pull the seatbelt across my body and plug myself in, checking that my handbag is on the floor and that I have deadlocked the doors. All set, into reverse, the screen on the satnav lights up with the video feed from my reversing camera – I giggle to myself, still thrilled with all the gadgets and gizmos my new car has. I reverse out of the drive and begin my journey to work, what has been a chore is now an excitement – for a while anyway!
 Do hop on over to Alexa's blog to read her beautifully written post and to see the other moments linked up from around the globe.

14 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Ah - the fun of learning the new gizmos and gadgets, glad you are enjoying it and hope it lasts for a long time!

Nin said...

Amazing how changing one thing makes you look at your commute differently.

alexa said...

Now, I am not one for gizmos and gadgets but you have me converted - your excitement and pleasure is infectious! Long may your enjoyment last - and I do hope you will be heading off in daylight soon! I was delighted to see your moment in the Linky and thank-you so much for joining in this month. Happy motoring!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I have those gadgets in my car too and love each one of them. I'm still wondering how I managed without GPS--well the truth is, not very too much of the time. I like to say that with GPS I don't even have to know where I am because the GPS (I call mine Gypsy) will get me there.

Sandra said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your new car, I'm with you right there lol. I love all those gadgets in cars :)

S said...

I like how you told us moment by moment about the new feel of a familiar experience. And I hope you have that new car feel for a long time!!

Beverly said...

Imagine that..ignition buttons, rear video ...so cool! I hope the fun of it lasts you well through these dark mornings.

Miriam said...

How lovely! a real feel good moment. Long may it continue.

Melissa said...

What a great moment to record - so glad you are enjoying your new car. I've had my new Suburban for over a year now, but I still love the reverse camera!

I'm laughing because your photo totally threw me off with the screen on the left of the steering wheel - forgot about y'all driving on the other side of the road! LOL

Karen said...

I'm betting the joy of this new car is going to last quite awhile. My son just got a new car with a video camera that comes on when you put it in reverse. Awesome feature!

Ruth said...

Got to love a new car and the reversing camera is a wonderful invention! A lovely moment.

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Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a fun little moment you've shared, Becky. You'll have all those buttons and gadgets memorized in no time, I'm sure. Enjoy your new car, and do drive safely!

(Still so odd for me to see the steering wheel on the right side!) :o)

Gail said...

Don't you just love that backup camera? I'm so used to the pushbutton start on mine that I have to remind myself that i need a key when I go to drive John's car. :)