Something I don’t seem to being doing very much these days.
I filled the car up with fuel in early September. Since then I’ve driven half-way to Scotland and back, across to the far side of Bristol and back, plus other “local” stuff, and I still haven’t had to refuel. Most weeks the car lies unused apart from a short trip to the supermarket on a Saturday morning. Occasionally it doesn’t get used for a fortnight at a time. I walk or cycle to work every day, partly through choice, and partly because I wouldn’t qualify for a parking permit anyway, and so far have been lucky with the weather and have been able to cycle to scouts on a Friday night.
Could I survive without a car? Quite probably.
Would I want to survive without a car? Not really. It’s nice to have the car there just in case I fancy going cycling somewhere further afield. I like being able to go to the supermarket and being able to buy more than I can carry, especially when it comes to cases of beer and the like. I even have an urge to get something larger, and more practical for filling with bikes and camping kit.
In other unrelated news, IDS has just been given the boot as leader of the Conservative party, and it’s raining again.