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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Eddie regains his perch

The MG broke down on 20 June just outside Monóvar. The clutch hydraulics went and the R.A.C.E. tow truck picked both the car and me up and dropped us at Teo's garage in Pinoso.

And that is where the car has been for the past three weeks. First waiting for Teo, the boss, and the only mechanic who does work on classic cars, to come back from a week away and then for the spare parts to come from Barcelona.

It only took them a couple of hours to fix the car once they had the parts. Apart from costing me 285€ it all seems to be fine though the feel of the clutch pedal has changed so drastically that I thought it wasn't working properly. When the mechanic came to have a look and it worked for him, because he pushed the pedal all the way home, I felt like a real fathead.

I drove home and Eduardo, our Spanish cat, ran out to meet us. He scrambled up the tailgate and flopped onto the sun roof where he has remained ever since

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