Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Oh yes!!! 3 weeks and counting, then it's off on a narrowboat holiday with Sharon and another friend for a week. I don't care if it rains I am waterproofed up! I am so looking forward to it as it's been 2 years since my last one. I am only hoping Christine doesn't give birth while I am on it as 4 mph doesn't bode well for rushing back! (She won't be with me thankfully!) We plan to go up the Shroppie the other way towards Wolverhampton, haven't done that route before. Lots of locks but hey, I could do with the exercise. So if anyone sees me on 'Summer Breeze' Please shout and say Hello!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Going to School in Style

I was having a chat with my friend Susan the other week. I have been friends with her since I was old enough to play in the street!! 3 years old!! She is 3 years older than me but we used to go to the same primary school.

Her Mum had a friend 'Uncle Harry' He was a chauffeur for someone and occassionally he would pop in early in the morning for a quick cuppa.

One morning he offered us a lift to school. I remember this car as being very big, but as I was probably very small I thought maybe my memory deceived me, so thats why I started chatting to Sue about it.

A quick phone call to her Mum established that Harry drove a Bentley Princess in his occupation as a chauffeur, so in all probability, the car WAS big. It had leather seats and was very shiney and well kept. (As you would expect!)

We had a right old laugh imagining what we must have looked like, pulling up at this old 2 story, East London school in a Bentley! Then 'Uncle Harry' would get out in his smart uniform, open the door for us and give a little nod as we climbed out and made our way into the play ground.