This is from me (Laura), not Keris – but we wanted to do an extra-ordinary Carless post, to let you know what’s happened this week.
When Keris began writing about the two-cars-to-no-cars situation she found her family in, she presumed she was entertaining LittleStuff’s readers in her usual fashion. She didn’t expect a car manufacturer to notice. She certainly didn’t expect to get back from the school run yesterday to find a new Skoda waiting for her.
Someone on the Skoda team happened to read this particular edition of Carless Whispers. They spoke to the right people, and contacted me, saying they would love to help out. No review request, no PR demands, no press release from their marketing department, not even asking for a suitably placed banner. Just a very lovely set of emails from Pippa at Skoda (mum, two daughters, seems to work late in the evening when they’re in bed… sound familiar?), asking if LittleStuff thought Keris might like to have the use of a car for six weeks, until the weather at least turns warmer.
As Keris said..
So, yesterday, the car landed… Here’s what I heard through the rest of the day…
Although that ‘successfully collected Harry’ part may have been a lie… This is what I received last night by email;
‘…after I picked H up, I spent about five minutes trying to work out how to put the car into reverse, while the woman who’d parked her Smart Car RIGHT UP TO MY FRONT BUMPER frowned at me out of the window of her house. Harry said, “It’s going to take us a looonnnnnnnng time to get home…” :) ‘
and then, about 20 minutes later, excited Keris clearly had more to say..
‘We’ve had a wonderful day! And tomorrow I’m driving myself to Starbucks to read through the first draft of the new book :) Although I do need to change the dashboard settings to mph instead of kmph or I’ll be in trouble…’