Ritchie also helped me. Here he is with Heather before taking me to the airport for my first ever overseas trip to Fiji with a man I’d rather forget (and that’s another story – the first of the irremediable men). The place is Seafield View Road, Auckland. And that’s another story.
Ritchie helped me change the head gasket on my Ford Prefect – a task that has stood me in many a good stead. It helps when I work with the auto tutors to tell them that I once changed a head gasket. Although he probably did most of the work he explained to me what was happening and I do recall having to tighten the nuts. It was a memorable experience and since my father was also a mechanic it made me feel…..involved. And part of it all.
Another good friend.