Posted: 12/04/2016 at 14:12
Fairygirl, I bought some spring back from the market - local asparagus along with two fresh trout and some Majorcan new potatoes
All ok at the dentist
For some reason my watch was a little slow, so I'd missed the bus into the city and drove in. Big mistake!!!
After the dentist I went to the market to get the trout etc for supper, then I had coffee and a toastie in Café Nero then back to the car which was in the John Lewis car park. The spaces in that car park are narrow, but I'd parked right in the corner up against a wall as I had no passenger - there was plenty of room on the driver's side when I got out.
When I got back some plonker had parked their brand new white Citroen estate so close to my car that I couldn't even get to the door, let alone open it wide enough to get in. Fortunately there was a low concrete plinth on the passenger side so I had just enough room to open that door, slide the seats back and shuffle and clamber over into the driver's seat - not easy in a coupé with a built up central console for a traditionally built 64 year old with a gammy knee. I very nearly left an angry note on the Citroen's windscreen, but I didn't have the emotional energy left.
Then when I left the car park I somehow got into the wrong lane through the myriad of roadworks causing chaos in central Norwich at the moment. 'Oh well' I thought, 'I'll follow the car in front of me and eventually we'll get through the roadworks.' We were heading towards the route home when suddenly that road was closed too!
The only route available to us was straight ahead on a road usually only accessible to buses and taxis. I hesitated - a taxi behind me hooted and a bus driver waved the car ahead and me through - we had no choice - heaven knows if we were allowed to drive there - I expect if we weren't I'll be getting a ticket through the post shortly. Great