"Swan song" is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song.
Well, my baby has gone...genuine
I am scribing this, my epitaph really for the many friends we have met on this forum, so perhaps of no interest to others.
Why have I gone from AM ?
I have owned two Vantages, my V8 roadster and my wonderful V12 Then life takes a swerve, and suddenly priorities change.
Tony, my other half had a health wake up call, too many years of cigs and booze, probably. Nothing too serious, but enough to give us food for thought.
Our daughter, who had been told that due to certain medical issues couldn't conceive announced she is pregnant and we will be proud grandparents in January. She will need our support, private med isn't cheap. We have it, she doesn't.
For 4 years we have been looking for a 2nd home in Greece. Found one this year, but sods law an email yesterday says this isn't going to happen. C'est la vie.
We never keep our cars more than two years, so it was always on the cards that we would change soon. The new models are now out of our range, so where do you go from a V12V ?, one of the most beautiful cars on the planet.
We looked at the market and saw prices had improved a lot since this time last year, but as more new models were announced, we anticipated that current cars might take a hit.
In spite of firm prices on PH classifieds, we rung around and were offered stupid prices around £80,000. We persisted and received a dealer offer that would have been mad to turn down. I daresay you will see my baby advertised soon. ( Its a great buy for anyone looking and I am happy to chat to anyone interested).
To soften the blow we took my car up to Raymond Blancs Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons. A bit Groundhog day as my V8 pics are from there also.
Pics in a minute, but I would like to say thanks to all on this forum for holding my hand in initial ownership.
Too many to mention, but we have made some lifelong friends (though I didn't know Liam was selling). You know who you are and we will stay in touch.
Sooooo... Au revoir mes ami's.
When things settle, in the words of Arnie... I'll be back!
So many edits cos my puter is fecked but love you all and see some of you soon I'm sure