Wednesday, August 16, 2006

In my next life...

In my next life I want to come back as one of my cats.....



Nothing to do but lie around sleeping, eat tinned sardines (note the little fat tummy on that cat...she likes sardines), sleep, preen, sleep and play. Tough life, eh?

We didn`t go to Wales. Did I mention that someone hit my completely legally parked car the week before we planned to go? She hit the corner of the driver`s side bumper, right on the place where three panels join. Not hard, but just enough to dislodge the rust a bit. All three panels need replaced, and currently the bumper is tied on. The garage told me that it would be all right for local trips, but not a six hour drive to Wales.

So, after a major kerfuffle getting the big bike racks (for the tandems/triplet tandems) moved over to Hubby`s Citreon, we set out on Wednesday for Wales, with a full camping load, trailer tent and five bikes. The sort of load my Renault sneers at pulling. The 1.9 litre diesel Citreon Xantia? Umm...no. We got three miles down the road and red lights started flashing everywhere. The fancy hydraulic suspension wasn`t going to make it, Captain.

So we did the only thing possible in the circumstances...went home, cancelled the Welsh campsite, hooked up the trailer tent to the Renault and went to Peebles in the Scottish Borders instead, 25 miles away. Wales, Jim, but not as we know it. The kids didn`t care anyway, it was a great campsite, lots of things to see and do and we had a lovely ten days there instead. And I certainly didn`t miss the six hour drive to Wales and back. Was a shame Hubby missed seeing his pal Huw though. He was upset about that.

I did miss going to Colinette though! I went round Woolfest determinely ignoring all the Colinette because I thought I was going to vist their millshop when in Wales, bah!

8 comments:

Derek said...

You forgot to mention the ominous grating noises coming from the rear end of the car.

rho said...

OH NO -- flashing red lights AND grating noises -but it sounds like you all managed to save the vacation and have fun anyway.

Just think next year you get to go wild with the Colinette to make up for this year :D

gourdongirl said...

Can I come back as one of your cats too....but I prefer tuna and salmon to sardines!!!!!!!!

Woolly Wormhead said...

Grrrr - Blogger just ate my comment! And of course I can't remember what I said now....

Glad to have you back, such a shame you missed Colinette (and about the cars, too)

Zippianna said...

Ominous gratings? Flashing red lights on the dash? eeeeee...

I'm glad that you saved the day for the kids with the trip to Peebles, but a wee bit sad that Huw wasn't met up with, and totally understand if you went into a rant..er *cough* a little disappointed toe scuffing... over the Colinette splurge. Your time for that will come.

Wye Sue said...

Sorry you didn't make it - I can always do some shopping by proxy for you if you let me know what you are interested in....

Hope the cars' rears are getting better ;-)

Rosie said...

Aw rats! Glad the kids had fun and hope the cars get well soon.

glittrgirl said...

I want to come back as one of your cats too, and I'm with Shonze on fishy things.