This magnificent racing car was built in the original factory of the Crosslé Car Company in Holywood, County Down. Here a dedicated and specialized group of men create some of the most exclusive cars that grace tracks around the world. It all began in 1957 when, in the years after the war, people wanted to get involved in an expanding sport. There's a lot more information on their web site: just click on the title to this blog and you'll be taken straight to it!
The famous dagger logo can be seen on the nose cones of each car. This particular vehicle should be in Switzerland next week and will no doubt be the pride and joy of its new owner. Another one is under construction and week by week these speed machines are crafted to the rigorous standards set from the company's beginnings.
Today, Thursday, is Day Off and the morning began with a gentle walk and an early lunch at my favourite restaurant on the Lisburn Road. Now that temperatures are rising above freezing it was warm enough to sit outside although the jacket and scarf were necessary.
Eliot and I were joined by a parishioner so we just had to have a second coffee. The dog, as always, was the centre of attention and was greeted by one of the Assisi helpers. She approved of his change of name from Diesel to Eliot!
So with the letter "R" in mind we did the restaurant, the racing car and it seemed that a run at Crawfordsburn would being our day of resting and recreation to a fitting end.
Nothing stops Eliot from going for a quick dip in the sea so I came back with a rather wet and sandy dog who is now sleeping soundly beside a warm radiator (another "R") while I type this blog.
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
Teach us to offer ourselves to your service,
that here we may have your peace,
and in the world to come may see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
The Collect of the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.