"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Travelling south

Up bright and early this morning to drive down to see Dad in Bristol and, believe it or not, the weather has dried up and we have even seen small patches of blue in the sky! The best bit, of course, is reminding myself that it is Thursday and term-time and I am not in school! I still get a thrill from that thought.
In the meantime, back in the damp wetlands of north Wales, Keith has been putting the final touches to the LPG conversion of the RV. He and Giles have been working away on this project for a couple of weeks now and today was 'the day'. Would it work on LPG or would it just explode? It was probably a bit like the scene at yesterday morning's switch-on at the Cern laboratory - but without all the publicity. At a quarter past three this afternoon, I am pleased to announce that I received a phone call from the Team Leader (aka Keith) informing me that our particular little corner of north Wales was still intact, the RV was successfully running on LPG and wasn't he a genius.
Not a bad day's work, n'est ce pas? France, here we come again - well, soon anyway.

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