Yes, it's true, after being reliant on public transport for almost as long as I have lived in Birmingham, I now own a device that will allow me to leave it easier. Getting home from the garage today, AND going the long way round via the motorway, took around 30 minutes. Last Sunday, via two buses, it took over an hour and a half (the shorter distance is just over seven miles).
Of course, I now have to remember that I have said vehicle, and actually use it. My plans? Naturally, I aim to take the environment destroyer out to nice environments that I can't access by bus very easily. Early morning deer watching may soon be a thing. Birds at sunrise, forests, trees. Even the elusive robin may soon be mine. Though I doubt it. And I'll also hopefully be able to get to all those events that are three hours or more by public transport, and only 45 mins in the car. Be careful what you invite me to - as I may actually be able to get there!
Lock up your vehicles, the Dread Cookemobile is coming... (mwah ha ha ha...)