"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)




Saturday, August 08, 2009

A day out

I managed to drag Keith out for a wander around north Wales today. At least, that was the plan but by the time we got going, it was lunch time and nearly everyone else in the universe had had the same idea, so traffic was almost down to a stand still in places. What also didn't help was that the unusually summery weather had obviously had a strange effect on some people's brains. There was the woman quite happily parked on the exit from a garage, totally oblivious of the fact that she was blocking everyone else's way, followed seconds later by the two cars who decided to go the wrong way up a one way track to get onto the main road.
Slightly scarier was the police motorcyclist, coming at great speed in the opposite direction, who was overtaking three cars and narrowly managed to squeeze back onto his own side of the road before meeting us head on. And that's not to mention two other cars coming round a bend, also in the opposite direction, who had apparently forgotten that in Wales, we drive on the left, just like in England.
All in all, I was quite relieved to get home.


7 comments:

  1. There's a lot to said for staying at home, especially in the holiday season! xx

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  2. Nothing like a relaxing summertime drive in the countryside is there?

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  3. flighty, YP, you both sum it up so well. :)

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  4. Wow, they were out in force in your neck of the woods, weren't they? I'm glad you survived!

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  5. Hey Jenny TC long time no blog... I've been too busy doing other stuff and meeting my long lost relations! I just thought I'd share this with you... Be sure to read this - it's from my more active political blog (Waking Hereward). It is scarcely believable - but it is absolutely true....
    http://wakinghereward.blogspot.com/2009/07/kim-cattrall-me-and-bobby-ewing.html

    Then if you want to, you can watch 'Who Do you Think You are' tonight and see my old 87 year old Mum on it. (She is living in Sheffield at the mo') when the celeb relly turned up - and we hadn't got a clue about it at all!

    It's all getting very weird.

    Hope you are well.

    Regards,

    Alfie the OK.

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  6. Great to hear from you again, Alfie. I am watching that programme right now. I have put a comment on your blog.

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