He did it! Our beloved Monty has reached the hallowed 100,000 miles!
The first time I met Coyote, I thought Monty was black. Not only that, but I wasn't all that impressed if I'm going to be honest. I'm a country girl, you see...I like things with diff locks that are covered in mud. 'This is a town car,' I thought. 'Something that's probably economical on fuel and easy to park...but will more than likely fall apart within a year.'
How wrong could I have been?
Monty's an absolute gem. We named him when we were in Montgomeryshire (originality fail!) and we've explored thousands of miles with him and his guardian - Limmy the Sheephog - who sits on his dash, watching out for BOFmobiles and barking at Mansel Davies lorries. (Yes, he barks. Clever for a sheep/hedgehog cross but then this is the sheephog that chased Terry Wogan out of Limerick. We never doubt him.)
Wales, England, Eire, Northern Ireland and Scotland - we've seen them all thanks to Monty. Who, incidentally is also called Minty. Because he's blue and always has a packet of Smints or three in a door pocket.
We may drool over shiny Land Rover Defenders. We may swoon when we see a brand new County...but we're not parting with Monty just yet. He's a member of the team and we love him to bits!