Without wishing to sound too self-indulgent, it's been a slightly sh*t few weeks - and today the icing was put on my cake of woes. A suicidal pheasant stepped out in front of the W204 C-Class hire car I've been using since my accident. Travelling at 60-ish I wasn't about to swerve into oncoming traffic, so I sailed over the top of it and the Merc decapitated the feathered simpleton. A dull thud as game bird impacted expensive front bumper, and the sight of feathers spewing over the road in my rear view mirror confirmed that the poor bird was indeed a 'gonner'. Bizarrely, this all happened only half a mile away from the accident scene which killed my C43 three weeks ago (near the Air Balloon roundabout in Gloucestershire). Is this stretch of road particularly vicious, or am I just massively unlucky?!?! I now need a central lower honeycomb grille for a W204 C-Class with the sport kit. Anticipating a visit to a Merc main dealer to sort it tomorrow, but if anyone has one - please PM me.