Your correspondent is thinking of the possibility of making a Smart move. No, not the For Two as it’s now called.

One of these:

Upsides: Cute, quite cheap. About £2,000 to £2,500 in the UK from where I’d probably have to import one so add on the ferry as well and a few hundred € in tax.

Downsides: leaks, quite old by now, leas, not very quick (700cc engine), not a lot of room for those of us north of 6', leaks, sump tends to rust through (which is exotic indeed). Did I mention the leaks?

Now I need to give myself a severe talking to for considering such a foolish purchase.