Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Not the Day we Planned ...

Got up early, watered the garden and plants, checked The Girls were settled for the day, washed up and made the bed. Prepared our picnic, packed rucksacks with fruit and water and checked our walking boots were in the car. Were half-way there - then .....

OH was driving when the steering 'went'. We thought we had a flat tyre, but no, and oil was dripping down from underneath the bonnet, so we sent for reinforcements.
While important decisions were being made, I got the camera out.

Lots of pretty weeds about as we had drawn to a halt beside an unused school where the grass was a foot long and there were wild flowers everywhere.

The mechanic diagnosed that the power steering fluid was leaking too much for us to drive anywhere, so after he had made this decision he sent for help to tow us away! All this was being done via the AA. I have been a member for many, many years, but never used the service before and they definitely came up trumps. Of course there was now more waiting to be done, so off I went with the camera again ...

Never thought to photograph a car engine before, I don't think I will again!

In the old school playing field.

Lots of hawthorn blossom.

View across to the oil refinery from the school playing field.

The cavalry arrived in the shape of a very cheerful Paul who loaded us up ...

Tied us down tightly and took us back home to the local garage!

Diagnosis : A split in the high pressure hose. Should be repaired by tomorrow. I hope so, I have a hair appointment!!

Not the day we planned. Hope yours went to plan.

Ann x


fabriquefantastique said...

Oh dear! at least you got some neat piccies

Ocean-Image said...

Worth the wait for the nice pics though!

Hesta Nesta said...

At least you saw the positive side to it. Hope your poorly car gets mended soon. Lovely pics by the way.
Jo xx