5/9/2017 – About a girl called Linda
Now blogs are for stories about life, whether they are happy or sad, good news or bad news, we can’t leave out the unfortunate ones that tell a tale of woe.
Linda was a woman who was very partial to campervans.
This is Hermione, who saw Linda through a few faithful years of travelling and lots of fun.
Yes, Hermione was a great work horse, trusty and solid. But Linda was looking for more….
And so, Hermione was sold and replaced with this gorgeous looking creature, wine red, shiny and polished.
So polished that she reflected right back at you. Then one evening, not long after her purchase…. Linda came home late, tired and forgetful. Parked up the steep drive and went in to bed.
The next morning, all was normal until Linda received a phone call from the police, “Is your van at your place of residence?”, Linda went out to check, OMG it’s been stolen. But NO, it had gracefully rolled backwards down the drive, over the road, up the opposite kerb and down the embankment, to rest peacefully against an enormous tree. Oh dear.
Two tow trucks were needed to pull the van out of the hole, back wheels locked up, side panel ruined, back doors ruined, floor buckled, back axle stuffed, oh dear.
It might not look much, but this van was a write off. Lucky Linda had comprehensive insurance with RAC, who were very helpful and paid out in full within a week.
So endeth the first lesson in parking, always make sure that your hand brake is on and that your vehicle is also in gear (as a precautionary measure). Anyone wanting to contribute to the wake will be gratefully received!!!!