It's that time where things get a little harder, the hill is a fraction steeper and the car chugs along behind a slow moving lorry safe in the knowledge that it couldn't pass it anyhow! Then you know ... or you do when the nice man from Kwik-Fit tells you ... you've got only three cylinders! I initially thought it was a hole in the exhaust ... but it's not as serious as that. At least, not as serious if the price you have to pay has a direct relationship with importance!
That was this morning's little drama ... and the part has to be flown in so we'll have another Kindle moment in Kwik-Fit tomorrow while the new "plugs and leads" are attached to whatever they are attached to. Knowledge of what happens under the bonnet is not something that I've craved to know ... I can fill it with petrol and, if pushed, check the oil ... after that ... it's somebody else's job. Oh, and I do know the colour of the car and can (usually) recite the number. I had to say "usually" there as I signed in to a car park the other day and gave the registration mark of my last car! Duh!
One of my trips took me past RISE again and I'm delighted to see that the other "reeds" are now in place and the lighting fixed. All I need is the chance to go and take some night time pictures ... one of these nights!
Weather wise today was very mixed: some short and very heavy showers, some sunshine, gusty winds ... from one minute to the next you didn't know what to expect.
Eliot was in a "bouncy" mood in the morning wind ... always ready to pounce and play ...
There isn't much in it but it carries a lot of memory. A long time ago, in another life, four of us teachers went to Edinburgh for a holiday weekend. This was the souvenir that I bought for myself as a reminder of the trip! I don't think that there's any particular link between that cultural capital and a rather tacky ceramic turtle ... but it makes me smile!
Another cause for smiling today came from a company called "Dainty Little Cupcakes"! Last week they held a competition for a new flavour combination. My original idea ... and someone is bound to take this up ... was "Marmite and Cheese". That was rejected ... indeed I was told today that it didn't even make it into the short list! However, my other idea was the winner. "Raspberry and Rhubarb" flavour. And the prize was a dozen of the mini cupcakes.
Angie tells us that the weather tomorrow might just be a little better than it has been over the past couple of days ... that would be good.
Weather does dominate our conversations. It doesn't influence (too much) what we do ... but it certainly makes a difference to how we feel!
So ... looking forward to Holy Communion tomorrow at one o'clock and all the visits to be done both in the morning before it and in the late afternoon as well. A nicely packed day that will draw to a conclusion with Choir Practice!
Sleep tight ...