Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Stepping Back To 1400 Or So
I'm off to North Wales for a few days - back late Monday.
The weather forecast is good, but as ever, unreliable. So fingers crossed as I'll be in a tent - and, for a change, the mob are coming with me from the start, rather than turning up for the weekend when I've done all the hard work.
Not that I anticipate them doing bugger all useful.
Now I have to do final packing and so on, and I have the pleasure of two 4 year old twins and a overloaded elderly Transit van to look forward to as we chug slowly to North Wales and the Middle Ages.
UPDATE TO 21st Century
The weather was great, almost perfect but rained overnight Sunday and onMonday, so a lot of soggy work and the beginnings of trenchfoot. Have to take my panama hat off to SWMBO and the PC, they got stuck in really well once the little monsters were asleep in the car. The bloody waterpipe has never been so well and neatly coiled up! Still past 11pm when we got away, and then a journey enlivened (!) by the Transit having a nearside rear tyre blow out at 70mph or so on the M6 near Stoke. Not an experience I fancy repeating, but says a lot for old Transit vans than we survived. I'd never have been able to jack the fully laden brute up, so we called the RAC. Got home about 5.15am.
Posted by Hacked Off at 07:32