Tag: <span>PARK</span>

Weeks and weeks of lies and devious activity are over! (well, for now).

My soul feels much cleaner now, and my poor simple brain is much happier as it’s not having to filter every single conversation for THINGS I MUSTN’T MENTION. Such is the burden of organising a surprise party, which is what my sister and I managed to do yesterday to help my Mum and Dad celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

It all started several weeks ago… a crafty plan was drawn up, invites were designed, with an accompanying set of instructions – DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE – Aunties were pressganged into action, helping bake cakes, and setting out a veritable feast of diabetic inducing deliciousness. Decorations were delivered elsewhere, requests for additional chairs were sent out by carrier pigeon and, whilst Jennie and I whisked my parents off for a nice lunch (both as part of the celebration, and to give the 30-odd people a chance to sneak into the back garden whilst we were gone) the Aunties and Uncles leapt into action, setting up chairs, laying out food, decorating the house and generally doing most of the hard work for us.

And my parents didn’t have a clue!

The rest of the day was a bit of blur, fizzy stuff was popped, wine was quaffed, tea and coffee runs were made and no matter how hard we all tried we just couldn’t eat all the cakes and nibbles that were laid out. Suffice to say the day was a huge success.

And I’m not organising another one for at least 10 years.


Bad Driving
My name is Gordon. I break the speed limit.

I’m not proud of it, I know why I do it, and I don’t do it all the time, in fact mainly on motorways. However I totally agree with the sentiment expressed here about inconsiderate drivers.

Like most drivers (male drivers?) I think I’m a good driver. One thing I know I could improve is my on-road consideration. One thing that definitely doesn’t need improving is my surburan/parking consideration. Having lived just off a main road for a couple of years, in a private road that had a newly built Co-op built next to it, I know ALL too well how inconsiderate people can be, all the way to having a few copies of “This is a PRIVATE ROAD, please DO NOT PARK HERE IF YOU ARE NOT A TENANT” printed and waiting to be fixed under windscreen wipers. I feel the same about those people who can’t walk 5 minutes to the nearest car park and insist on blocking main roads as they “just nip to the shop”. Ohh and while I’m ranting – taxi drivers.

Would it be so hard, dear taxi driver, to park your car, exit said vehicle, and walk up to the door and knock? Rather than (illegally) toot your horn 3 times at 1 a.m.?!

And breeeeeeeathee….

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