A slight moan

Picture the scene:

You’ve got a plan for the day.

You know when you know exactly what you’re going to do. You know it’s going to be a long day, so you have a good breakfast:

(That may look like a normal bowl of carrot cake porridge but it’s, like, totally different – I cooked the carrot separately, by steaming it in the microwave, then stirred it in – so different πŸ™‚ and why did it take me this long to think of putting coconut butter on the top?! Mad.)

Anyway. You cycle to the yard because you’re going to drive this:

Up to Essex and back. It’s only just had its plate (MoT) so it should be ok.

It refuses to start until it’s had 3/4 hour on the battery charger. You swear a lot during that time but eventually get going.

Twenty minutes later, you hear a rattle, which gets progressively worse. You pull in to the petrol station, take an unenthusiastic look underneath – and realise the exhaust pipe has fallen off.

You swear a bit more and try to be polite when you ring the mechanic to tell him (through gritted teeth)Β what’s happened. You wait a while for him to turn up…

When you eventually get home, you realise it could have been worse. It happened relatively close to home, it’s a beautiful warm autumn day and it saves a seven-hour round trip πŸ™‚

You make a lovely mushroom omelette for dinner:

You manage to put too little oil on the pan so it sticks, but, after everything else, you can just about cope with that πŸ™‚

Hope you’ve had a good sunny Saturday!

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18 Responses to A slight moan

  1. Errign says:

    Dinner looks delicious at least πŸ™‚

  2. Maria says:

    Oh poor you- at least you can look back and laugh (can you?).
    Also it is worth activating your H&B card as at the moment it said in my email that you can get free postage- so you can order stuff from the website if your local one is small.

  3. Emma says:

    Omlette saves the day! πŸ™‚ man! What a frustrating time you had! I hope you’re all snuggled up at home now πŸ™‚

  4. BrocStar says:

    How did the exhaust pipe completely fall off? At least the mechanic was able to come help you out.

  5. Oh dear, I hate day’s like that! At least your looking on the bright side and had a nice dinner at the end of the day!

  6. Oh no – vehicles can be so frustrating – but at least it wasn’t snowing like in that photo!

  7. Oh no! What a day.
    I still need to jump on the carrot cake oatmeal. Looks so good!

  8. It’s snowing there?!?!!? LUCKY!!! I know winters are long for you..but seriously, it’s still sweaty weather here. 😦

    Sorry you had such an icky day. Those are when it’s best to just go with the flow and tackle things as they come.

    • No, luckily not! My fault; that’s the only picture I had of the lorry… fingers crossed we don’t get any this year πŸ™‚
      And you’re right, it wasn’t that bad at all – hope it cools down where you are soon!

  9. At least you had a good omelet once you got back. It looks delicious.

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