A few nice Gift Ideas images I found:
Image by TuRbO_J
Who started all this again??!! Lol!
Not one for ‘Selfies’, but I thought I better get ‘SEB’ in the picture too! Not feeling the best either, as I’ve just had my 4 wisdom teeth taken out on Tuesday!
So, he’s my mug shot and most of you will know me as James, but I do get called Jim as well.
I’m not a ‘hard core’ Flickr member as such, well not like some of you guys, but every now and then I pop up with some contributions.
I’m 36 years old and I was born in Hawera, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand and moved to Australia with my family when I was 2 years old and have lived here ever since.
Moved around a bit when I was young, due to my Dads work, I’ve lived in Tasmania for a few years, before moving to New South Wales, where I did most of my High Schooling, before settling in South Australia.
I work in the Auto industry for a Mazda dealership, where I’m the Stock Controller and Dealer Delivery Co-ordinator. Before that and with the same company, I started in the industry as a detailer, then moving to do accessories, then doing sales – which I hated, before scoring the stock control job at our Ford Dealership. In the past 8 months, I’ve found myself working at our Mazda dealership, as it’s very busy and so I share my role with another person. I’ve worked for the same company for the past 5 years. Our dealership has 2 Ford dealerships, 2 Hyundai dealerships and just the 1 Mazda dealership. We’ve also recently started building a Jeep dealership, which should be operational early next year.
We also had a Chinese brand, Foton, but that fell into a hole, due to the importer for Foton vehicles, not offering it’s dealers any support at all, whether it was advertising or service, so after 2 years, we pulled the plug.
I’ve had a love affair with cars from ever since I can remember! Before I could actually talk, I would spit out all the makes of cars that would pass us in the street or in the car and I used to drive my parents insane with the word ‘car’ all day, as I would point to them.
Even now my friends say, how do you know what car that is, just by looking at the wheel trims, grill or the back lights?? I don’t know I say, it’s just a gift! Haha! And at work, as soon as something European comes in, the guys come into me and say, this one is for you, as most of them have no idea what trim level a car is or the engine size and so on and then I tell them how much I think it’s worth, so they can appraise it.
Have always loved the Euro stuff, whether it’s Renault, Volkswagen, Fiat, Peugeot, Audi, Skoda, or what ever and I’m pretty sure I got that from my parents. I remember one of the first family cars being an old Audi 80 Fox sedan, which we all loved and served us for many years.
I’ve owned 4 Volkswagens, 3 Renaults, a SEAT, a SMART and also now a Peugeot. Oh and a Hyundai!
I remember growing up, my brothers and I would watch all the Herbie movies back to back, until the VHS tapes broke and then Mum would have to buy us another one and we also loved KIT in Knight Rider, The Dukes of Hazard, Chips and there was another VW Beetle movie that I can’t think of the name right now, but I think it was German and the car was an Orange Beetle, who’s name may be ‘Doo Doo’?? Hmmm, I think I’m really showing my age right now!!
My partner doesn’t share the same enthousiasme as me with cars, which drives him nuts some times, as I’ll be more interested in the car that’s just driven past us, as to what he was saying!! Haha! Plus our spare room is slowly being over run with 1.43 scale diecast cars and matchbox and Tomica cars! I really need to find a really nice display cabinet to put them in!