Monday, January 28, 2019

I have a sense of deja vu today as I found another damp note attached to my windscreen with a mobile number attached. Both No.1 son and I had a good look around the car and no damage discernible. After driving 500 miles in four days from Thursday to yesterday, with a two day course in Lincoln (excellent course on CBT approaches to PTSD) and an overnight trip to Colchester with no problems encountered, I have to park outside the house to attract bumpy numpties! I'll think about phoning because I can see no damage to the car.

On my 'pitstop' travelling to Colchester I always make a point of stopping here near Thetford. A brief stop to drink coffee from the flask, stretch my legs and get some rest and exercise. This time I remembered to take a photo of the Stag although I decided to avoid walking on the wet and muddy grass surrounding it. Lots of ramblers and some furtive behaviour from a couple of dodgy looking characters heading into the woods. It beggars belief what they may have been up to! The journey is one I have made many times and this is the first time I noticed anything unusual but I decided to keep my walking out in the open this time round. It brings a new adage to the old song 'If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise!' 

The journey itself is only 154 miles but it is mainly A roads, generally single lane and lots of villages with 30 mph speed limits. It is also extremely busy with HGV's, agricultural vehicles and caravans so the journey usually takes four hours although a decent break can see it taking longer. Bless her, my mum thought it was a two hour journey when we discussed it yesterday. It was lovely to catch up with the family and I intend to have a proper break next time with a couple of days in a local hotel so we can go out and about. My brother and brother-in-law plan to attend a beer festival next weekend so I definitely plan to factor that in next time.
After all that driving today has been very low key, writing up the revalidation paperwork which now only needs my supervisor to sign and I can sign it off on-line. I can then enjoy the rest of my break although the weather may have a say in that as snow is predicted this week. An excellent excuse for modelling if ever one was needed!

Some FOOD for THOUGHT as Brexit (Will it won't it happen?!) nears and bankers, politicians, media and assorted 'expert' celebs tell us why we should abandon our silly misinformed behaviour and trust them. 



Anonymous Blue Witch said...

So, you waited until I'd left the country to venture down south this time? ;)

Hopefully next time we might finally meet up?

Enjoy the snow.

5:01 pm  
Blogger Scoakat said...

There used to be that issue in the woods of a park here in Madison. Yes, I'd stay away!

Good you saw your mum, hope she's well.

6:11 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Hopefully we will meet up BW!

Scott, it was a surprise and I kept well away!

7:54 pm  

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