This weekend has been jammed packed with excitement. First off Friday night as the builders who are putting in the new bathroom were leaving for the day, I reversed off the driveway only to hear a loud crack and the car suddenly dropped into the front drain. Eeeek, I was terrified I’d written off the car as it’d gone down with such a thump and then I realised the car was utterly stuck blocking my and my neighbour’s driveways – not brilliant when you live on a main road!
We all stood looking at it for a bit, then the builders and my husband tried to lift it only to realise it’s a Renault and 90% plastic so they couldn’t – same went for towing it out! Luckily part of the old drain cover was stuck behind the wheel, making bit of a ramp so they gave it a shove and I reversed like a mad woman and it came out. I have never been so relieved in my life, especially when I realised the car was ok. Now the drain is covered up and waiting for repair, looking at it, it seems that it must have been repaired donkey’s years ago with wood rather than bricks and it had all rotted away. But it’s not something we have ever had to lift up, so we had no idea. Moral of the story – check your drain covers!
On Saturday, we went over to Bury St Edmunds to meet up with some friends who we’d not seen for about 8 years and meet their children. It was so lovely to see them all, and such a shame we all live so far apart. But we’re hoping not to leave it so long until next time. Time has a habit of slipping away so quickly.
Bury was really pretty on Saturday, the Abbey gardens are in full bloom and if you’re that way, worth stopping off and have a wander around. We saw the Rwandan Paralympic team there who were on a meet and greet. It was wonderful to see the greeting they got there, lots of people just spontaneously started clapping as they walked around the gardens it was really very touching.
Sunday was just a day of painting and painting some more in the bathroom, hot and tiring – blurgh!
What did you all do this weekend?