8 January 2011
Triumph and Disaster
Well - many people have had traumatic breakdowns that would make great soap operas so I won't go on. But only to remark on how kind people can be in this country. While we waited in the rain and gloom, so many cars stopped to check that we were going to be all right - I'm sure that is a very British thing. We were rescued after 45 minutes by a local garage - who HAD heard of the village. The starter motor had failed to disengage and was now burnt out (the smell was the giveaway). Amazingly, once it was disconnected, we were able to bump start the car and I drove it home for the next two hours - it performed immaculately as if nothing was wrong - how weird.. The car seemed back to normal but I didn't stop shaking for hours!!!
Anyway, the garage is going sort it out this week and I am reflecting that if all I lose is a bit of money (let's hope it's only a bit!!!), then I am very lucky indeed.
Then today, I hear that I am shortlisted for the Weakest Link. I'm not sure if yesterday's trauma has affected my judgement, but I can't actually decide if a round or two with Anne Robinson is lucky or not!!! But pleased at least to have another adventure to look forward to...