Great result today….

A day to remember….

Simon got an out of the blue call from a number from the North East this morning – turns out it was a call from the company that we bought a service plan from for the Range Rover Sport and that a service was likely now due. Simon advised the lady that we have in fact sold the car and as a result we weren’t likely to be making use of the MoT cover or the next service. She very kindly did two things:

1. Notes on their system that the car was sold and this would not be using the service plan from this point forward

2. Gave Simon a number to call to claim back the remainder of the service plan

Wait, what???

In curiosity, Simon called the number and explained what had happened – the chap who took the call asked for name and address and registration number before stating that he had now closed the account and would post out a cheque for £560 !!!!

Simon nearly fell off the seat he was sat on, said thank you and hung up – before bursting into laughter.

At no point would we have ever considered we would be able to claim back some of the unused service plan.

Now, we accept that we have not yet received that cheque but WOW 🙂 sometimes good things really do happen – keep believing 👍

The Journey – rest in peace Granny :-)

Today, we celebrated Grandma’s life with a lovely service at St John the Baptist church in Cramlington followed by the burial at St Mary’s.

The sky was a beautiful blue (we were all very thankful given the torrential rain from the last few days… 🌧 ) and the air a crisp chill.

Claire read the following poem during the service and we wanted to share it with all here tonight…


There is a train at the station
With a seat reserved just for me
I’m excited about its destination
As I’ve heard it sets you free

The trials and tribulations
The pain and stress we breathe
Don’t exist were I am going
Only happiness I believe

I hope that you will be there
To wish me on my way
It’s not a journey you can join in
It’s not your time today

There’ll be many destinations
Some are happy, some are sad
Each one a brief reminder
Of the great times that we’ve had

Many friends I know are waiting
Who took an earlier train
To greet and reassure me
That nothing has really changed

We’ll take the time together
To catch up on the past
To build a new beginning
One that will always last

One day you’ll take your journey
On the train just like me
And i promise that I’ll be there
At the station and you will see

That Life is just a journey
Enriched by those you meet
No one can take that from you
It’s always yours to keep’

But now as no seat is vacant
You will have to muddle through
Make sure you fulfil your ambitions
As you know i’ll be watching you

And if there’s an occasion
To mention who you knew
Speak kindly of that person
As one day it will be you

(The Journey by Timothy Coote)