John and I were now sick of being ripped off by bad places to stay if we dared to go away. Conferences were going to mean we had to stay overnight quite often or it would be too tiring to do the journey. Coupled with an unreliable temporary car since the disability office threw me into crisis and I wrecked my usual car … and the result is our glorious Duchess.
Her true name is Gwenhwyfawr – great lady of whiteness though she is actually pale gold. She soon became the Duchess.
She’s an estate with lots of room, if we want we can sleep in her. She’ll get me to Swansea in high style and comfort. She’s big, beautiful, comfy and just SO lovely.
I was intimidated at first as she’s a lot bigger than what I’m used to. It took me 10 days to drive her slowly in a car park. But a few days later I was on the motorway and all was well.