‘We need to get this car fixed’ I said to TPR as it juddered up Burnland Terrace in Hexham. I was embarrassed that SM was a passenger in our old Fiat Stilo, and witness to its poor performance.
The problems with the car were forgotten when we turned into Broadway Gardens. L, T and family had moved into number 6 (now renumbered 22) following some renovations. They joined the house to the garage, installed bank-grade security doors, raised the roof, created an upstairs floor, added five bedrooms, and landscaped the back garden. This was no longer a bungalow for the retired, but a mansion and estate that would take some looking after. For a start the F family now needed three gardeners just to keep on top of the weeding.