Winter Twizy Test – Day 4
Winter Twizy Test – Day 4

Winter Twizy Test – Day 4

Posted by: Mark Chatterley Thursday, 14 February 2013.

In case you didn't realise, I am writing this in the past – well, I have the Twizy now, but that isn't 'now' for you. For you, if all goes to plan, it should be Valentine's Day – but for me it is just another Thursday in the run up to that holiday for lovers.

Already the shops are filling up with heart shaped chocolates and soppy cards; all ready for the last minute panic buying on the morning of Thursday 14 February.

While zooming around in the Twizy this week, I've noticed all the window displays in the local shops. I've noticed the increasing frequency of special Valentine's cakes, or sweets or cards. And I think it may have got to me. So much so that I've decided to have my Valentine's Day early this year so that in the virtual world of the internet you get the right post on the right day.

I came up with a plan and sprung into action: My first point of call was the local shops again to get some nice food. I seldom cook except for special occasions and Valentine's Day is as good as any.

Again, shopping with the Twizy was much easier than I thought it would be. I was able to store some shopping in the 'boot' behind the back seat although getting the seat back into position and locked seems to be a skill I haven't mastered yet. At one point I was so confused in how to do it that I was convinced that somehow the seatback had changed shape just to spite me.

Eventually I got it in to place again and I whizzed to the florist – what is a Valentine's Day without a Rose or two? With the Roses strapped in to the back seat (they need protecting) I whizzed home to start on the cooking.

Luckily, the weather wasn't that bad. There were large puddles on the ground but there was nothing falling from the sky. I was overtaken by my child self – the one who used to go slashing in puddles whenever he had the chance. I admit that he may have sent me zooming through a puddle or two. Something that is undeniably fun to do at any time.

While cooking I started thinking about electric cars and travel. Driving my Leaf has made me realise what a waste of energy an internal combustion engine car is; and in the same way driving the Twizy has made me reaslise what a waste of energy driving the Leaf is when just popping to the shops.

The Twizy just made sense for local journeys. It was the 'right' form of transport for these small trips. At the same time as it being the sensible choice, it was also – somehow – the fun choice too.

It was then it hit me. I was falling in love with the Twizy. Damn fake early Valentine's Day.

Looking at my shopping I saw that I had even bought two Roses. One for the other half and one for… No… that couldn't be right, could it?

In case you wanted to know, my early Valentine's Day went off without a hitch. And as I did the washing up, my thoughts kept turning to the Twizy. I have no idea why.