2020 · 29th February · Blogging · Car · Church of England · Clergy Wife · England · Faith · First World Problems · Forgiveness · God · Holiday · Left Handed · Prayer · Rural · Vicarage · Winter

Green Flag, how dare you?

Back at the garage, we had a bit of a wait before our car could be examined. It was very good of our garage to even bother giving us a slot. About an hour later, the Mechanic came in with the dip stick and asked ” Who did this”???

The Mhinisteir was horrified as the dip stick was covered in duck tape!!! It later transpired that the Green Flag Mechanic had not only broken the dip stick but had also tampered with some of the wires!! To add salt to the injury, the Mechanic said that this was a minor problem that could have been solved at Heathrow!!!!

At this point, I regretted giving the tenner!!!! The Mhinisteir asked me if we should report this matter to Green Flag. I said no because all I could see was that sadly someone chose to be an instrument in the devil’s hands and so why waste time reporting it. I would rather God dealt with the matter. It is so much easier.

The garage didn’t have the spare part so they put a temporary stop to the problem and sent us on our way. We were so thankful to be able to come back to the Vicarage in our own car even though we were dog tired.

2020 · 29th February · Blogging · Car · Church of England · Clergy Wife · England · Faith · God · Holiday · Left Handed · M25 · Prayer · Rural · Tow Truck · Vicarage

The Wheels on the Tow Truck goes round and round….

The good news was Green Flag arrived promptly just after an hour of wait…. the bad news was it wasn’t a flat battery but something to do with the fuel pump and so the car had to be towed either back to the Vicarage or to our garage both of which would take at least three hours!

There was no point in towing it to the Vicarage and so it was decided that it will be towed to our garage which was about an hour’s drive from the Vicarage.

So what about us? It was agreed that we will go on the tow truck too!! How exciting!!! Not!!!

Anyway, the tow truck arrived soon after and we started our journey to our garage. It was quite a pleasant trip but I was shattered by the time we arrived at the garage….. We gave L, our Tow truck driver a tenner and parted company.

2020 · 29th February · Airports · Blogging · Car · Church of England · Clergy Wife · England · Faith · First World Problems · Holiday · Left Handed · Prayer · Rural · Vicarage

My Airport Coronavirus Drama!

The Mhinisteir and I came back to the Vicarage this week after a fortnight’s holiday. As usual, our return was not without drama.

After we landed in Heathrow, we went to pick up our car from the carpark. The car wouldn’t start. I was quite relaxed about it as I was very tired after the long flight and was convinced that it was a flat battery so the Mhinisteir phoned Green Flag.

Midway through his conversation to Green Flag….. he began to explain to them my health situation. Strange I thought….. why does Green Flag need to know my health condition???? It’s the car that is needing looking at.

It was only after the Mhinisteir rang off that I realised that the overly enthusiastic call operator at Green Flag put two and two together and completely got the wrong end of the stick!

She assumed that I was showing symptoms of the coronavirus!!!!!! Boy oh boy!!! Why on earth would she think that????

All because we had just gotten off a flight and the Mhinisteir had mentioned that I wasnt feeling great!!!!! Oh help!!! Me feeling not great is the result of my long term condition nothing else! Anyway, the operator rang again and agreed to send help.

2019 · 2020 · Blogging · Church of England · Clergy Wife · England · Faith · First World Problems · God · Left Handed · Rural · Winter

Hiatus

Sometime in January, I decided that I was going to take a month long hiatus. From what you may ask….. Well I decided to make my blog private. It was almost a year ago that I made my blog public and I have enjoyed the publicity. However, I was beginning to wonder if I was really blogging for my own satisfaction or was I getting my satisfaction from the number of views and likes. I wanted to know if I would continue to blog as usual if my blog was made private.

Anyway, I am pleased to say that I have been successful in continuing to blog except for the time when I was on holiday. The good news is the blog is public once again!!!!

2020 · Blogging · Car · Church of England · Clergy Wife · England · Faith · God · Rural · Sabbath Day · Vicarage · Winter

Storm Ciara

I found myself tossing and turning on Saturday night thanks to the howling wind and the rattling of the Vicarage doors.

Sunday was very blustery. When I arrived in church, I quickly realised that there was a power cut and so the Mhinisteir had to turn it into a BCP service. Yay!!!!! On my way to the car I heard a tree literally creaking!!!!!

It was bucketing down like crazy that we could not see the car ahead of us. The Mhinisteir had to drive slowly with the hazard light on!!! It was a very scary experience.