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What a Car-ry On?

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Today I have been in possession of three cars.
The first was our own trusty Citroen which departed these shores at 5pm 😦 IMG_8035.JPG
At 11am we picked up a hire car – a Vauxhall Zafira from a local AVIS. Fortunately I took out a policy which covered all damage and repairs. Within 3 hours I needed it as I left the house to find that one of the tyres was flat as the proverbial pancake. A phone call lead to a conversation with the AA where they were convinced there was no spare and I who had checked said there was. Eventually a nice man from the AA came to fix (I had far more pressing things to do and having paid £30 per day for the cover I was going to get my money’s worth). Unfortunately the tyre was one of those temporary jobs which only let you go a certain speed and shouldn’t be used for long journeys. Do we needed a new car. Because the Oxford branch don’t take phone calls, a lengthy phone call with AVIS ensued, in which I spoke with Barcelona? (unhelpful) and Swindon (helpful). This resulted in a replacement vehicle, an Audi Estate. The local office were very helpful face to face, so it was a good ending to a stressful day!
So we return to MK tomorrow for our day trip to collect injections and GCSE results (but not necessarily in that order), visit Guinea Pigs and friends( possibly in that order!), do last minute shopping. Thankfully in a car which can go more than 50mph.

Taking a Punt

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So the day has come for my “leaving do”. Here in Oxford with my ICT team. We’re here to punt along the Cherwell river. As I sit here it’s still raining but the forecast is good.20140705-115500-42900041.jpg

So today I get to cross one item of my well planned bucket list of things to do before I leave the UK 🙂

Four hours later a great time with some great colleagues. Punting was great fun a lot harder than you might think but still great. The weather turned out really nice, rain giving way to blue skies and sunshine (the best way). A pub lunch half way to boot!