As I cruised along in a sleek dark blue Mondeo hatchback, a dear friend named Sverker Dahl introduced us to the world of Jaguar and Joe's Garage in southern Sweden.

A series of sporadic summer visits in 2009 ignited an unexpected love affair with a stunning sapphire blue hatchback. It seamlessly blended modern design with classic lines, boasting a very distinctive "Jaguar" front end while resting on a reliable chassis (a clever fusion of a Ford framework, effectively marrying a Mondeo base with the allure of an entry-level Jaguar).

On the memorable 18th of September 2009, we welcomed Lady Bea into our lives, and she has since been a cherished part of our journey for over a decade.