Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Room At The Inn?


My life is never boring! 7.15pm and I am sitting in the Holiday Inn in Flore [off Jn 16 of M1] typing this whilst eating a sandwich! On the way home up the M1, the car made a dreadful noise and lost power. By the grace of God, I was just coming up to the motorway exit – so I limped off, and stopped at the first sign of lights and a safe place to stop! Which was here.
I rang Bob from the car park, who agreed that it was too far to limp home [and anyway I would have to go on unfamiliar back roads not motorway, in the dark…] So I came inside, got the postcode from very helpful Jesse on reception, then rang Green Flag. They should be here in an hour [and know I am waiting inside] Raj has supplied me with coffee and sandwich, and now I shall get on with the schoolwork I had intended doing when I got home.
I could moan about everything going wrong – but feel so positive- I am safe, I am in a warm place, and the Recovery Vehicle will get me home. And I have the laptop with me so my time will not be wasted I’ve got my crochet project in the car, but I think that would look professional in a place where everyone else looks like a business person with an iPad!!
The last 24 hours have been great – yesterday I made Steph’s lounge curtains, she and Mark took me out for a Lebanese meal. Today I worked had along with friends at the Women’s Day of Prayer Committee. But my stories about that will have to wait – I have just had a text to say a recovery vehicle has been dispatched.That was quick! Better finish my food – part two of this saga will probably get typed up tomorrow sometime

Update - home safe by 8.45pm. Car due to be fixed 3pm Wednesday afternoon
Thanks EVERYBODY for your kind wishes

13 comments:

  1. Glad you are safe and staying positive. I have never tried Lebanese food but have heard good things about it. Maybe one day soon.

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    1. Lebanese food is delicious- it's like many other mediterranean cuisines- olive oil, aubergines, lamb, flatbreads, mint, chickpeas and lemons are all key ingredients. I am sure you have already eaten similar dishes from that part of the world. [eg houmus] We had a selection of eight small dishes and shared them between the three of us.

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  2. So glad you had recourse to a recovery vehicle, and were so close to an inn with such a helpful staff.

    What's so unprofessional about crocheting in public? ;)

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  3. SO glad you are safe and warm, and hoping that it is not going to be an expensive repair...

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    1. Sadly it was nearly £450 for a complete new exhaust and catalytic converter. But it had to be done, if I am to get to work[and I have to work to pay for it]

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  4. Hope the car has been fixed by now, being in Northampton I am not too far away if I can do anything to help?

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    1. Thank you Sue - that's a kind offer

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  5. Thank goodness there was room at the Inn!
    Jane x

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  6. Glad to hear that you are safe and sound....... even if the journey took a little longer than you expected. Jx

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  7. I have to say we discovered Holiday Inn last year and found them excellent. I'll bet you looked quite the corporate star!

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  8. Hope you got home safe and sound. What are you crocheting?

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    1. A blanket for the Leprosy mission. See my recent Maker's Dozen post for a link

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  9. I am happy that you are safe and that you have a positive outlook.

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