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Prius – one week in

I’ve been living with my prius for a week now and have managed to get through half a tank of fuel (about £23 worth) and do just over 340 miles at an average mpg of 58.5.

Not bad. Taking it for a longish blast down the motorway this weekend so shall have to see how it does then.

Happy Birthday to me

Not the best start to a birthday – bumping into someone at a roundabout, but no damage to my new car and just a paint chip off the other’s, so nothing major (just a bit of a shake-up).

Much cake to be eaten and cards to be opened – many thanks to those who sent greetings and 😛 to the rest of you.

Geodesic domes and cupholders

For anyone interested in yesterday’s photo-a-day, you too can make a geodesic dome from jelly tots (or a spaghetti bridge) by following the instructions under challenges here.

In addition to building the dome yesterday, I also drove down to Weston to trade my little Ford Fiesta in for an almost new Prius (Fiesta + bundle of cash = Prius). So far my mpg is over 50 compared to 40-45 in the Fiesta.

Many new toys in the Prius, including multiple cupholders in all sorts of ingenious places. My favourite so far – when you slide the cover on the vanity mirror open, the light above it turns on automagically. Now that is joined-up thinking.