It's always funny hiring a car, especially when you get presented with one twenty times bigger and a million years newer than the one you already drive. Last week I went from a Ford Fiesta to a VW Sharan, slight difference in size especially when coming around to reversing and parking. I tend to pick parking spaces away from any other motorist normally so you can imagine when wanting to park this beast I nearly ended up in a remote highland village or pining for someone to say 'just use the coach parking spaces'. Alas I just drove past the coaches thinking how do you do it??
It was beautiful to drive though and a real treat. I found a sixth gear and worked the heating out by the time it had to be returned, even took an evening to read the manual....how sad! I guess I wanted to look like I'd owned the thing for a while, not wanting to let the VW owners club down. I can imagine them cursing at me being just a casual renter. My passengers were comfortable and we had room for our luggage especially a food bag with our snacks in. It's got to be done, some sandwiches drinks and biscuits for the journey and a bag of Werthers for the driver. Sorry Peter Kay but I love em' (you''ll get that if you watch Car Share).
We rented Sharan from Enterprise Rent a Car in Derby at the Mansfield Road Branch and I have to say the staff there are just so friendly. I have rented from them before which is why I returned again. I would like to thank Marina Kousar and the team for all their help and making it so easy to to sort out and giving me a chance to drive something 'tasty' for the week. I can totally recommend them. For more information you can go to
So we are here for a verse for Thursday and here it is...........
Sharan was her name
and driving was her game
She was comfortable and roomy
on the straight and narrow never gloomy
The chariot that took us away
She was dark and mysterious
but never delirious
Four tough wheels
this girl doesn't wear heels.
It's the chariot that took us away
She may be a machine
with a lovely shiny sheen
Well that's until we coaxed her over the hills
and passed many daffodils
Now a slightly mucky chariot that took us away
There were times she made me want to swear
trying to get her to rest just didn't seem fair
I fought through and persevered
parked her, we all cheered
That very large chariot that took us away
For soon we must return her
I've rather enjoyed being a chaffeur
But she must go and retire
to the place from which we did hire
Thank you very much for the chariot that took us away.
Thanks for reading and I will be back tomorrow for Free From Friday.
Take care for now........
A Verse for Thursday....
is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.