From the Dragons’ Den
What is it about a red car that is so fascinating? I once had a bright, red, Ford Escort, which I loved. Perhaps I particularly liked it because, as I drove through narrow lanes on my way to work, I knew that I could more easily be spotted by other drivers.
No-one can remember where our Little Dragons’ red car came from. It was given in the early days from an un-remembered source. It had obviously been well-used and well-loved by its previous owner(s); not sure how many miles on the clock, but even after 16 years of use, the tyres are still good and the steering remains true; and all of this without an official MOT. Wherever it came from, it has been a joy to so many of our little people.
I always find it fascinating to note how the very young enjoy the simplest things. The younger a child is, the more exciting the wrapping paper and containers seem to be; almost always providing exciting play for little ones.
Likewise, the red car – simple design, just goes backwards or forwards all depending on the foot-power development of the driver. Nothing fancy, nothing to switch on, no battery required, no password or pin number to enter. Wonderful!
Daily life seems to be increasingly complicated. Perhaps a turn in the little red car is what we all need. If only it was that simple!
From Val and from we three (who occasionally get a lift in the red car):
George, Uncle Sam and Idris.