I phoned the insurance company today, and my new car is insured. I haven’t got it yet, but I need the certificate to get the tax disc. I know I could get that online, but bearing in mind I still don’t have the tax disc for the old car, which I renewed nearly two months ago (oh, and it was only a few days ago I was writing about that, and now I’ll not be driving the car again), I’d rather trust my insurance company (which I choose for the lovely Manchester accents of their phone operatives) than the DVLC.
Ro will give me a lift tomorrow to Norwich, Alan will drop me at Weeza’s and she (I hope) will take me back into Norwich later, where I’ll go to the cinema with Ro and then he’ll drive me home. I don’t need a car again for a fortnight (I’m not saying I wouldn’t use one, but that I don’t have another appointment not in cycling distance) so now I’m all right.
I’m still assiduously learning places. I’ve cracked the USA, and know all the states and their capitals. I have brushed up on Canada, Central and South America. I’ve nailed all 53 countries of Africa including surrounding islands of Madagascar, Cape Verde, the Seychelles (where we honeymooned, *sentimental sigh*), São Tomé and Príncipe, and Comoros, and their 52 capitals. Western Sahara doesn’t appear to have a capital – maybe it’s a region, not a country? Anyway, I know where it is.
I know the countries (& capitals) of the Middle East and Asia. The capitals of the islands of Oceania are beyond me – frankly, it’s hard to care, but at least I know my French Polynesia from my Solomon Islands now. I know the countries of Europe, but am a bit shocked to find out how hazy I am on some of the Eastern European capitals, and that I’d never heard of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein.
Next, I will tackle the Caribbean. I expect to embarrass myself. I still haven’t found myself a decent GB quiz map. And of those I have found, some use county names (such as Rutland) and some go by administrative areas (such as Avon).
This is where I get my daily entertainment. Usually, it’s for 10 minutes or so before I go to bed, but some afternoons, well…