Sunday, April 10, 2005


On a recent visit to our smart dealer, we were told that we weren't the only purchasers anxiously awaiting the arrival of our smart fortwo. Edward said, " We get people who come in every week and ask when their car is expected".

Smartcar purchasers, it seems, are like expectant parents who have chosen a name, bought accessories and told all of their family and friends in anticipation of "the big day". We went through several rounds of suggesting names until we agreed on Ermintrude. For British ex-pats like us who grew up with the television program "The Magic Roundabout" the name of the pink cow brings back childhood memories. Our "little girl" will be called Trudi for short.

A computer animated feature film very losely based on the tv show was released in the UK in February 2005. Believe it or not, actress Joanna Lumley of Absolutely Fabulous! fame is the voice of Ermintrude.

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