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Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

A Residence Blog

Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

Your stars, your cars

Mr G at Silverstone Classic last month, according to his Chinese sign he is destined to drive a sports car…

We’re looking at a new car in the Alexander Residence. These predictions based on the Chinese New Year animals are strangely accurate for our house, in which Snake (me) battles with Tiger (Mr A), over gas guzzling. I couldn’t believe how spot on this was, as my ‘tiger’, spookily enough was showing me all the SUVs he has his eye on just last night.  4yo Mr G, a ‘Rat’ already has his eye on a Mini Cooper with racing stripes, while ‘Dog’ Miss L wants an old style Beetle. Spooky! Are yours accurate? Check out this guest post:

Sunday 10 February 2013 started a new Chinese Year of the Snake. Here’s our guide to the cars that move you, whatever your Chinese zodiac sign.

  • Mathematical and in-tune with science, Snakes (born 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013) know better than most about fuel economy. So they love small cars, especially diesels.
  • Hard-working Horses (born 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002) take on even the toughest tasks without complaint. Expect to see these beasts squeezing impossible loads into hatchbacks.
  • Goats (born 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003) are quick to climb, especially socially, but also tend to worry. Four-wheel drives with the latest safety features suit them down to the ground.
  • With its paw on the pulse of life, a Monkey (born 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980 ,1992, 2004) is always the life of the party. Zooming this dynamic critter to the trendiest clubs is probably one of the new, nimble and stylish small city cars.
  • Nothing crows your presence louder than a limousine, the kind of car Roosters (born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,1993, 2005) love to strut in. Natural stars, these blinging birds can’t resist wowing crowds with their flash-bulb popping arrivals.
  • A Dog (born 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006) is loyal, resilient and finds comfort in familiar, homely things. One probably owns that tatty used car you’ve been tut-tutting about. But be careful how you raise the subject as dogs defend their loves to the death.
  • No-one’s as honorable, scrupulous or easy to get on with as a Pig (born 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007). It means they’re forever ferrying friends and family around. So 7-seaters make their ideal runarounds.
  • Rats (born in 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) are charming and sociable, and often found in PR and advertising. Quick to take any chance, they love a sports car’s overtaking edge.
  • If you’re an Ox (born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009), you probably drive a reliable saloon by a maker you know and trust. Loyal, and risk-averse, you go with what works rather than the flashy and new.
  • Tigers (born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010) need the freedom to strike out on their own into uncharted territories. You’ll often find these courageous souls behind the wheels of SUVs.
  • That electric car you covet is probably driven by a Rabbit (born 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975 or 1987, 1999, 2011) whose super-considerate nature means they’re especially caring about the environment.
  • On the motorway and had a muscle car shoot by you? Don’t be surprised if a Dragon (born 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976 or 1988, 2000, 2012) – the Chinese zodiac’s true show offs – has their foot on its accelerator.

Whatever the Chinese Year of the Dragon holds in store for you, safe drive and enjoy the ride.

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