What a hectic few days we had. It started Thursday. I took louis out early,because we were off to Plymouth for a few days. But on walking past my Van I could see it had a flat tyre. Rear near side. Now is it coincidence that this is not the first time. i tried pumping it up and it went up ok. But as soon as I moved the valve it hissed and went down. My suspicions were confirmed the valve had gone. Our journey was going to be delayed. A call to the AA was needed. They arrived promptly within half hour. Your valve is split in half he said. Now as the van has been standing since early September with no trouble its odd that I check it every day and all tyres are up. Then overnighte it suddenly develops a split valve. After AA man changed my spare wheel it was all in and off to the local garage for a new valve. The guy that did it was not a happy bunny when I asked him to refit it in the cradle underneath. UNDERNEATH he questioned. Yes please underneath. So he had to drive the van into the giant empty garage space. Big enough to get at least 20 buses parked in. his face was red as a post box as he huffed and puffed. But with all that sorted we set off on the first leg of our weekend . Stopping over at our sons as he was going to dog sit louis for us.
We had a nice evening meal and chatting . Next morning Friday we got a Taxi to Station for the 3 and a half hour train ride. We arrived and met Angy in the front of the station so we Taxied back to the Hotel booked in and settled in for the weekend party.
We went for an evening meal locally and back to hotel for a few Jars. Up early Saturday for a full English and a walk round the Harbour in the sunshine. On the way I took some photos keeping my camera in my hand until we got back when I went to put it in its case I could see I had not closed it earlier and my spare recharged batteries has fallen out on our walkabout. That would cause a few problems later at the party with not enough power left to use flash so what pics i did take were mostly crap. But then i am not David Bailey?
then we had a PRINCESS in Angys room, If like me you don’t know what a Princess is it’s a UNIT term for a Buffet. Then Off more Taxis to the party. I think the party went well. Back to the hotel for a nightcap and bed about 1 am. Up early Sunday another full English and then off to the Station for a 3 hour freezing cold ride to reading A man complained to the guard that there was no heating , who said yes its on but they have the windows open further up the train. Total Rubbish as none of the windows opened in our carriage and the doors at each end were also closed. Anyway we got off at reading to meet our son. Outside in the drizzle and cold he was not about. A call told me he was 20 mins away stuck in Traffic.
Next the fun started. Hello Dad where are you my daughter in law phoned. Outside the main entrance. So am i but I can’t see you. It turned out she was at the north side and we on south. A bit later ring ring hello dad where are you now. Same place I said. But we can’t see you. Then began a game of what can you see near you.
Next I am talking to a female voice with an Essex accent which confused me but hey ho what is in front of you? Bla Bla Bla. face the building whats on your right ? and so it went on. Move across the road she said. So dodging Taxis and busses I walked accross the square. Is that you in a red coat came the Essex voice. Yes that’s me. Look to your Right we are waving at you. Ah! in the distance high up on the station steps I see 2 people waving. At last we unite she said I had to ask a lady from the station staff to direct you. Oh well alls well that ends well. Wheres the car its a walk from here as nowhere to park. We found the car Terry was not in a good mood. It’s a mad traffic jam we took 1 and a half hours to travel just over a mile its horrendous and its pouring down. Ok so are we going Shopping as planned. No we aint he said Oh dear not a happy bunny . So we headed off home. How has Louis been I asked. Then we got the full story. basically louis been excellent no trouble except he does not sleep he walks about all night looking for you 2. And we hear his nails clatting on our hard floor. Another evening meal and I must confess an early night was in order.
Today we set off for home. The 2 hour Journey was OK we made good time. Now it’s that time to catch up on washing emails and any odd things.