Now then, I am thinking perhaps the phrases car crime, lock it or lose it and Digbeth and proud need not to be on the same sign. Are we proud that car crime is so rife in Digbeth? Not me sir, not me. When I got my first car in 2001 I used to drive to work on a Sunday and I had driven in no more than 3 times when I had my car broken in to. I recently moved house and after living here for no more than 3 weeks again I had my car broken into, so thats it for me and cars now, seriously, I am done. Insurance, tax, MOT, petrol, it is an expensive game is owning a car. Honestly the only time I personally need a car is if I fancy selling some Objet d’ar at a car boot sale or a trip to Ikea to buy things I don’t really need, so now my Renault Clio is up for sale. Funnily enough there is something quite liberating about relinquishing the car and having to rely on oneself but it is no big deal, I can get to where I need to be under my own steam, it may take me a little longer but I will get there.