Boat noise

Enjoying life as it isBeing an eccentric writer in The Netherlands I am entitled to using unusual means of transport I think so I have acquired a limited speed vehicle, a Microcar MC Campus SXI model 2008 to be precise.

I knew I would be creating a lot of smiles on many faces doing so but as I am a free and creative spirit I thought, well creating smiles is not new to me so what, let them laugh.

Now what I didn’t know was the noise this ‘automobile’ makes, it’s a Diesel! Oh my, and the smell of it, like that of those little boats on the lakes when I was a child. All of a sudden have these memories of my childhood that included this particular smell. Turning the key in the ignition of this car is guaranteed to take you back to the eighties!

So I used Google to find out more about this particular brand and found out the engine is in fact a boat engine and the manufacturer of this little car’s primary business is making boats. I am not surprised the cars they make have some similarities with them.

But at least the engine is made in Italy and I have a thing with Italy (as well as England) as it’s made by Lombardini. And you may laugh all you can, I won’t hear it. It’s just creating a smile on my own face, when you see me driving this car you can see it. And it can’t be wiped off.


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Leendert van Gemeren

Dit ben ik, Leendert. Ik ben een beetje ouderwets en houd van dingen die geweest zijn, bijvoorbeeld oude Engelse series op TV zoals All Creatures Great And Small, mechanische horloges, bifocale brillen en oude langspeelplaten. Ik houd niet van moderne dingen en werk regelmatig aan een ouderwetse modelspoorbaan. Ik volg Jezus en schrijf mijn gedichten soms ook over Hem maar ik schrijf ook verhalen over het leven. Excentriek. Op feestjes ben ik vaak te vinden in de keuken.

This is me, Leendert. I am a little bit old-fashioned and I love things from the past, old series like All Creatures Great And Small, mechanical wristwatches, bi-focal glasses and vinyl records for example. I am not keen on modern things and I often work on this old style model railway. I follow Jesus and sometimes write a poem about Him but I also write about my life. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.

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