Wednesday, 1 July 2009

I'm in love

with Muriel. She came to live with us on Monday and we are all so happy and excited about being privileged enough to own her. She is a 1967 Morris Minor. We felt Muriel was the right name for her.
It's like driving a very ancient piece of farm machinery, in comparison to my little run around Corsa.
Rosie and Daisy like her too and look very much at home.

We are looking forward to packing a picnic basket and having great days out, driving our lovely new/old car.
Thanks for stopping by and saying 'hello'.


36 comments:

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

"hello"

I hope you will be taking the obligatory hamper, tartan rug and crochet cushions with you ...

Ticking stripes said...

How wonderful. Hope you have lots of special days out with Muriel!

meplusmolly said...

Perfect!
Have always loved these little old cars. Wishing you many happy day trips out! ;0

Sal said...

My mum is called Muriel!
She sooo hates her name...always has!
Thankfully,she has no computer..she would go nuts if she saw this!!

Love the car! ;-)

Vintage to Victorian said...

Oh Viv, I must find the photo of me with my first car - a black Morris 1000. I don't remember what year it was but Dad bought it for me 2 days before my wedding in 1971. It cost the princely sum of £100. Sadly I wrote it off 8 months later, putting a Gas Board mini-van in a ditch!!!!

Muriel is gorgeous. I can just hear her purring. My friend had one the same colour.

Thanks for your DH comment.

Sue x

Clare said...

She's beautiful! I used to own a red morris minor called Cyril..he was a stunner but just cost me too much to keep repairing maybe one day I'll get another......well I can hope!
Clare x

Greedy Nan said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I truly A-D-O-R-E these cars. They are exactly what a car should be. I have had 2 - a saloon one and a convertible. It is my dream to have a traveller and go on holiday in it.
My children didn't feel the same as I did and I used to have to wait round the corner if I picked them up from anywhere. The car was bad enough in their opinion and I was even more of an embarrassment!

Hen said...

Wonderful! You lucky thing. Muriel is my nan's name, a lovely name I think, though her birthday was well before 1967! Hope you have many happy times in her.

Hen x

Maria-Thérèse said...

Hello Muriel!!!
Vroom vrrrrrrroom vrrrroom

cocoa and blankets said...

Oh how I would love a moris...Dad had an estate when I was little...you lucky lucky thing...love H

Jackie said...

Oh VIV! Love! Envy!
I'm so happy for you.

Kitschen Pink said...

967 - what an exceedingly good vintage! :-) She is adorable! And (not wishing to sound like a weirdo fetish freak, but really) don't those old car interiors just smell.... well.. of lazy summer days in the country, trips to visit granny and all things golden childhood! t.x

Gina said...

She is very beautiful!

karen said...

my husband will be so jealous!

connie said...

Oh, my what a really cool and fun car. I have always thought it would be fun to have a very old car. Have a wonderful day out!

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Hi, welcome to the Morris club! there are lots of us about! I just love my 1962 morris she's called Dixie. I am sure you will have a lovely time travelling the highways and byways,travelling the leafy lanes at a gentle, relaxing speed.
Enjoy!

x Vicky x

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

Great car - looks like she will be lots of fun!

Bridget Farmer said...

My dream car! I've always wanted a morris minor! maybe one day. maybe it'll even be my first car, I've still never owned a car.
I hope you go to lots of lovely places together!

jenny elkins said...

I love Muriel and the DOGS! How much fun for you and your family. Enjoy!

lilylovekin said...

I've never seen anything cuter and then I saw Rosie and Daisy in the back seat and thought I had died and gone to heaven. It is just too cute!!!

Victoria said...

Muriel is GORGEOUS!!
May you create many found memories with her, (a picnic sounds like a perfect way to begin!)

Swirlyarts said...

Ooooooh Muriel is gorgeous! Lucky you. I've always wanted a vintage car (a Hillman to be precise) but I'm make do with my VW camper van instead!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful car, don't make them like that now, my first car was a yellow morris minor, if I turned the corner to fast the passenger door flew open, I loved that car.
Jacky at vintagevignette blog

Country Cottage Chic said...

Muriel is charming! An ideal car for any vintage lover!
Enjoy your outings.

Jayne

Jess said...

Oooo i love morris minors, i've wanted one myself for ages. Perfect for summer jollies!

Cowboys and Custard said...

She is a thing of great beauty.. and this is from a non-driver who wouldn't know one end of a bus from another!
I do love the style of these cars.. they have character and Noddy drove something very similar!!

Michele x

BusyLizzie said...

fab.... I am sooooo jealous!
Have lots & lots of fun in her!
Lizzie xx

Kayla coo said...

Muriel is the same age as me!
Great car.x

Heloise said...

Takes me back. I used to drive around the farm in a blue morris minor van, before I was allowed on the road. Wishing you all many happy hours out in Muriel.

mimilove forever said...

yay and the number plate says "ooh"! (nearly!)..and once again resisted the old banger comment...I hope you're impressed! x;0)

Joli said...

DIVINE!

Primchick said...

These fab cars are such fun...!!
my husband bough one off of ebay last year & completely restored it...
I must upload some pictures to share with you......
Marion ;0)

Corinne Phillips said...

How fabulous. My first car was a Morris Minor - and it was great.
Grey paintwork and red leather interior. It never let me down once - until the wheel fell off!
I am very jealous!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

YOu are way tooo lucky I have always wanted a vintage car but know I would smash it up Hey Wait! my little toyota pick-up that has severed me so well and just keeps on going and is 22 years old .So I guess it is almost vintage!!

Lyn said...

Hi Viv,
I used to have a moggie thou. It was the stationwagon type and grew toadstools along the wooden bits. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved mine.
Love your work and have added you as a blog on my blog, hope you don't mind.

Tania said...

Lots of goodness around your place. Had to stick my nose in when I bumped into your car pics just to say oooooh!