I don't belieeeeeeve it!

Just had a great weekend, well, it was until about 3 hours ago.

Mandy and I went across to Glasgow for the weekend, for some shopping, pampering and a mooch around the Ideal Home & Garden exhibition.

We spent Saturday afternoon shopping for clothes etc, and I think I bought even more than Mandy, which is quite a turnaround, I’m usually very bad at buying clothes for myself. Mind you, Mandy did thrust a few things into my hands to try on that I would never have picked up, most of them turned out to be ok.

Then we went back to our hotel, the Radisson SAS, which was modern, clean and efficient, great location being right in the centre, just a few steps from the main shopping centres. We had dinner there, which was also very nice.

Today (Sunday) we got up fairly early for us, about 9am, had breakfast and then out for even more shopping. Once we’d finished we went back to the car and started on our way to the S.E.C.C to visit the Ideal Home & Garden expo, but didn’t get very far. We were stopped at the T-junction traffic lights after leaving the car park, the lights turned red for the cross traffic, I waited until we had a green and then slowly (and I do mean slowly) pulled out when a car came along the main road approaching the red light, and just kept going. Mandy even had time to say (or rather shout), “he’s not stopping”, I came to a complete halt, and he just skidded into my front wing. It was very sereal, we could not believe it was happening, but it did, in a kind of slow motion.

Aparently he “wasn’t concentrating” and “too busy talking”, yeah, great, thanks. At least he’s admitted full liability and given me all his insurance details etc, so hopefully I won’t lose out money wise, apart from having to take time off from work to get the car fixed up etc.


We’re both seem to be ok by the way, and the car was drivable to get us home. As you can see from the pictures the damage is limited to the front wing (thank heavens I was alert and stopped quickly otherwise it’d be my door that was hit) and bumper/lights.

So, the weekend didn’t end too well, but it was a nice weekend otherwise.