So we are now back from our driving holiday: we hired a Jaguar XF and drove down the East side of England, across the South coast, and back up the West side, dipping into Wales en route. Saw lots of people I hadn't seen for many years and Ivy and Dylan hadn't seen at all.
We appeared to drag the rain round with us the entire trip: and when we got back, everywhere brightened up. Sheesh. But the car was a great success. Rumour has it that it will cruise at 100mph (I couldn't possibly confirm or deny that). It's really comfortable and although the controls are reminiscent of the inside of a 747, it's actually easy to understand how everything works.
It was the first time we'd ever had a sat nav. I could actually hear it, so that was a bonus. Dylan decided that the lady giving us all the instructions was called Sally, so that became the name of the car.
If anyone out there's got a spare £50,000, you could do worse than buy a Jaguar XF.
And give it to me.