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They finally wore me down – we now have a cat

They finally wore me down – we now have a cat

On this day in 1994, I made a harrowing phone call to ask a girl out on a first date. I picked her up in a 1972 HQ Kingswood – bench seats, 202, three-on-the-tree, brown with a white roof – and took her to the Regal Cinema to watch two French movies – Olivier, Olivier and Jesus of Montreal. Twenty years later, the Regal has reopened and I’m very happily married to that girl, but this is all I have left of the once mighty Kingswood.
I really, really miss that car.

On this day in 1994, I made a harrowing phone call to ask a girl out on a first date. I picked her up in a 1972 HQ Kingswood – bench seats, 202, three-on-the-tree, brown with a white roof – and took her to the Regal Cinema to watch two French movies – Olivier, Olivier and Jesus of Montreal. Twenty years later, the Regal has reopened and I’m very happily married to that girl, but this is all I have left of the once mighty Kingswood.

I really, really miss that car.

To the people who came and saw me, Siobhan Curran, Mark MacLean and Keri Glastonbury today at the Newcastle Writers Festival, thank you for being a wonderful audience! Your applause, well-wishes and nice comments – and just being there – are very much appreciated. Here is the picture I took of you (I told you they’re not all brilliant…)

To the people who came and saw me, Siobhan Curran, Mark MacLean and Keri Glastonbury today at the Newcastle Writers Festival, thank you for being a wonderful audience! Your applause, well-wishes and nice comments – and just being there – are very much appreciated. Here is the picture I took of you (I told you they’re not all brilliant…)