I'm just popping in to say cheerio, as I'm off first thing in the morning on my December pilgrimage to my parents in Kent. The whole trip with some excursions in between is around 1000 miles. So I will check tyres and oil in the morning when I fill up. Yeah! I know I should have checked them a few days ago, but cars and kit is not a thing that does it for me, as long as it works and is red and younger than the usual 15 year old models I drive. Loulou is 3 years old to me - 6 years old for real- she has been a bit expensive to maintain and that is because she is a a Citroen-apparently- but I love her. She is really a small van with windows. She does the job just right for me. She gets me from A to B and often without losing an exhaust or over heating. The locking system IS playing up, but at the moment it's working rather than not.
It takes me 5-6 hours including 2 x 15 minute tea and pee stops, if the traffic and weather is fine.
We have black ice and its below freezing just now, so l'll be a tad apprehensive driving over the A66 to Scotch Corner from Penrith, but as soon as l'm on the A1 l'll be good to go. With my ipod attached to the dash, some fruit and water to keep me going. I aim to be there before dark.
Then four days of relaxing, chatting, tv, shopping, laughing, walking and more chatting with Mum and Dad then Friday l'll be visiting some girlfriends.
Home again on Monday in time for the evening Christmas Carol Service at Carlisle Cathedral, which I am really looking forward to, so Christmas-y and my daughter in the choir.
I may even post something, as I'm taking my laptop to give some lessons on how to .... on blogger.
See you soon.