Overslept

It was my last night on nights – I do three in a row – and as usual right at the end just got used to sleeping in the day. So used to sleeping in the day that I overslept and was just about to turn over and think – ‘just another five minutes’ at 1700 when I realised that I had to be at work at 1800 as I was doing two hours overtime.
Town was busy, and Jake needed the car later, so he gave me a lift to work by the scenic route – except that by 1730 this time of year it is dark.
Here are some pictures from earlier in the day – taken on Monday.

I go past the orchard at the end of the road.

Then down the hill to this little village on the river and over the old packhorse bridge, back up the hill and past the church where William Wilberforce’s wife is buried.

Past this pub.

Then there is a long country lane with lovely views onto the downs on the other side of town, but nowhere to stop and take pictures.
Then the descent into the badlands, once a little village, now swamped by an estate where naughty people live.
In the spirit of small things pleasing small minds I love this part of the road because there is a slight dip in it which gives a split second of weightlessness as you drive over it.
Who needs Space Mountain?

Overslept

It was my last night on nights – I do three in a row – and as usual right at the end just got used to sleeping in the day. So used to sleeping in the day that I overslept and was just about to turn over and think – ‘just another five minutes’ at 1700 when I realised that I had to be at work at 1800 as I was doing two hours overtime.
Town was busy, and Jake needed the car later, so he gave me a lift to work by the scenic route – except that by 1730 this time of year it is dark.
Here are some pictures from earlier in the day – taken on Monday.

I go past the orchard at the end of the road.

Then down the hill to this little village on the river and over the old packhorse bridge, back up the hill and past the church where William Wilberforce’s wife is buried.

Past this pub.

Then there is a long country lane with lovely views onto the downs on the other side of town, but nowhere to stop and take pictures.
Then the descent into the badlands, once a little village, now swamped by an estate where naughty people live.
In the spirit of small things pleasing small minds I love this part of the road because there is a slight dip in it which gives a split second of weightlessness as you drive over it.
Who needs Space Mountain?

Banging your head on a brick wall

This is a pleasant occupation compared with planning a holiday.
My dearest husband and I were suckered into buying timeshare points in America, for which we have to pay maintenance fees every year.
Our points are credited on the 1st March.
Our maintenance fees are paid in October.
We have twenty three thousand points, with another twenty thousand due to be added on the 1st March.
We wish to go on holiday on the 17th March next year.

The first week is a ‘high red’ week, which you can only book using the current years points.

I rang to book. According to the lady who answered the phone we are not allowed to use the points which are going to be credited to our account on the 1st March to book these six days unless we pay the maintenance fees which are due next October.

?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????

So, on the 1st March we will have forty three thousand points, our maintenance fees are paid up until October and we are not allowed to use them.

DO NOT BUY TIMESHARE!!
I could not argue via phone to America, but have sent a polite email.
I await a response.

The good news today is that Frank and his partner have received their go-ahead as adoptive parents – lucky child!

Banging your head on a brick wall

This is a pleasant occupation compared with planning a holiday.
My dearest husband and I were suckered into buying timeshare points in America, for which we have to pay maintenance fees every year.
Our points are credited on the 1st March.
Our maintenance fees are paid in October.
We have twenty three thousand points, with another twenty thousand due to be added on the 1st March.
We wish to go on holiday on the 17th March next year.

The first week is a ‘high red’ week, which you can only book using the current years points.

I rang to book. According to the lady who answered the phone we are not allowed to use the points which are going to be credited to our account on the 1st March to book these six days unless we pay the maintenance fees which are due next October.

?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????

So, on the 1st March we will have forty three thousand points, our maintenance fees are paid up until October and we are not allowed to use them.

DO NOT BUY TIMESHARE!!
I could not argue via phone to America, but have sent a polite email.
I await a response.

The good news today is that Frank and his partner have received their go-ahead as adoptive parents – lucky child!