Tuesday, July 5

locking up

Got up at 3.30 am for the drive to Glasgow and the plane to Berlin. Locked up the old dear's flat for the last time, trying to shake myself awake so I wouldn't leave the gas on or a tap running.

As I was clearing the breakfast dishes, I realized there was no need to wash them up, and tipped them in the bin. Who says there was no fun in this trip!

Driving the hire car at 90 on the motorway, I had to open the windows and shake my head to avoid falling asleep. Not very safe. BTW the car cost only £26 for 24 hours. Dropping it off in a different city should have cost about £65, but I think the hire company must be desperate during the Edinburgh Trades. I thought it might have worked the other way round.

In Berlin now for a night with a friend I have known for 39 years, ever since Vinnie's Moll and I ran away to Germany and lived in her garage. There's nothing quite like old friends.

- iPhone post


  1. Albert? You were lucky! There was an accident near Shotts on the motorway this morning and it was shut for hours. Maybe that was yesterday. In that case, you were lucky you didn't drive through yesterday. Or tomorrow or you would have missed the boat. Or plane. Hope this helps. Hotboy

  2. I say!

    Just as well you were not on the S145 between Kwalala and Dyanyama. Dreadful condition it's in, so it is.

    MM III

  3. Hotters. I hope the accident wasn't caused by my slipstream.

    Mingers. Thanks, I'll bear that in mind next time I'm in the area.