Monday, 26 August 2013
It's 232 miles from door to door: Anna's in Bishopbriggs to John and Jo's on the Wirral. I had a leisurely drive down the motorway (if that isn't oxymoronic). In actual fact I came off the M6 onto the A6 well before Penrith and joined the motorway again south of Shap. I had comfort stop and a light lunch at Clifton at a lovely country inn, The George and Dragon. The weather was lovely and I have to say that I enjoyed the journey.
I arrived to the hospitable welcome that I always receive and to my birthday present. Now I am unashamed to say that I love old cars. So an encyclopaedia of classic cars will give me lots of interesting reading as well as being a useful reference book. I should add, before anyone says that loving cars is a 'man thing' that I know a number of ladies who are equally enthusiastic including my sister-in-law. As for the teddy bear I have to admit that I must be one of the few men of my age who has been given a teddy bear (even if it does have a particular relevance).