It’s the little stuff that counts the most. I’ve always thought it and everyday I am reminded of it. When I transport the teabag from my tea to the bin, without dripping on the floor, I ACTUALLY high five myself. And there are plenty more of these moments throughout the day, to make me smile and let me know that I AM WINNING.
Vauxhall recently got in touch to remind me about this very idea and I was thrilled to try out their new limited edition Vauxhall Corsa, zip about the city and celebrate life’s small victories. And this I did.
Every green light was met with a fist pump and filling up the tank with petrol until just the moment when the pump clicked onto a round whole number was cause for much celebration.
Whizzing about the city in this nippy car was a total pleasure. It’s perfect for London driving – so light to manoeuvre and packed with snazzy features to make it a go to vehicle for many a London dweller.
My first small victory came in the shape of a one way street, which I slowly meandered down in the Corsa, without meeting ANY oncoming traffic. None. Not a sausage. (I won!)
I then headed towards one of my favourite local coffee shops, Hucks. There are never any parking spaces outside Hucks. Never. Everyone knows it. There’s no point in driving there. I always walk. Because there’s never a parking space.
Right smack bang outside the front door was a Corsa-size space waiting for me. I couldn’t believe it. And frankly, nor could anyone else. (It was much cause for celebration). And even better than that, using the Corsa’s Parking Assist feature, meant I seamlessly slid into position like a pro. (This may have been the biggest win of all).
I’ve never seen a reaction so strong to any car I’ve ever driven. People don’t hug cars. (Well I do, but I’m not everyone).
Driving the Vauxhall Corsa around London was like having a Robin to my Batman. Or a Batman to my Robin. (I’m not sure). It’s instinctive, has everything I could possibly require from a car (including side blind-spot alert, hill start assist (thank the lord) and Apple CarPlay – I can not be doing without my tunes) and is nippier than a nippy thing.
I loved it. And I loved my small victories – they made my day.
Thank you for the opportunity, Vauxhall – I’m missing her already.
(Yes. It’s a ‘her’. It’s always a ‘her’).
This post is sponsored by Vauxhall and all thoughts & opinions are my own