good news - i'm going to buy a bangernomics Isuzu Trooper to replace my current bangernomics Isuzu Trooper.
the currrent one cost about £2k, it had about 100k on it, and i've put another 130k on it. i've spent about a grand on stuff thats not the normal wear and tear, and i'll sell it for about £900.
i may go wild and spend about £4k this time, but maybe not.
in other good news i went to the big smoke and spent some hard earned shekels in Decathlon. couple of baselayers, a fleece, and a pack-a-way drybag/daysack thing for £6.
in further good news an former colleague has kindly sent me half a dozen assorted pairs of Alt-berg and Haix boots in my size - free and gratis.