Archive for September, 2009

The World’s Longest Roadtrip In A Proton

A few weeks, or is it months ago now I went to the Arcane Festival in Oxfordshire, which ended up as a major tour of some of the UK. I plotted the vague route on Google maps which says 512 miles and 9 hrs 26mins… Now, I may have had a few accidental detours which are not plotted, like turning the wrong way on the motorway from the festival… or reading a sign wrong and driving through london, but shhh… we wont mention that!journey
So leg 1 of the journey:-
Into town to change a dress, from town straight onto the festival. The rain was pouring down and being a Saturday the traffic was manic! In fact the traffic was sooo bad it took me 3 hours to get 100 miles. Luckily I had purchased food and sweets to keep my occupied, although after the 3 hours, it had pretty much all gone!
 
I eventually arrived at the festival a good 2 hours later than planned, and with just my luck, a dead sat nav, that decided to die just as I really needed it. (my cigarette lighter in my car doesn’t work, so no before you ask, I couldn’t just plug it in). The festival was awesome, I was even found with my ref’s whistle bopping away and tooting! Although the rain came, it didn’t put too much of a dampner on things!
Leg 2 of the journey:-
Arcane to Aylesbury. The next morning I got my car and headed off to Aylesbury to see my closest friend. I hadn’t seen her for a while, so decided as i was so close, i should suprise her! I turned the wrong way getting on the motorway, so had a small detour, and with no sat nav was paying real attention to the road signs. I got there in on bit and loved a good brew and a natter!
Leg 3 of the journey:-
Aylesbury to Hemel Hempstead. As I was once again so close to some dear friends, I decided to nip and see them, so 20 minutes in the proton and I arrived at their house, completely by suprise. Their faces were a real picture! Ha ha ha! A few soft drinks and another catch up later and i headed to maccy d’s for a spot of din din’s.
Leg 4 of the journey:-
Hemel to Isleworth. This is a journey i have made a number of times, yet for some reason my inner navigator took me on a real mental journey. Instead of getting on the M4 or M40 i took the wrong bloody raod and ended up tramping through West London in the traffic totally unaware of where I was. I finally ended up at the right place to meet yet another few friends for a coke and a few games of pool (i lost!) I finally decided to call it a night as I still had a tremendous journey ahead of me!
The final Leg home:-
Tiredness doesnt touch how pooped I was driving home, but luckily the roads were clear so with the radio on and my eyes sagging, a few hours later I made it home, and promtly passed out.

I had such a great and really needed weekend with my closest friends and although I was shattered for a good few days after it, I would deffo do it again.

And… best of all, the sexy proton held out for me! go proton!

I’m Back!

Hello everyone, yes, you heard it right, I’m finally back blogging! I have had an incredibly busy few weeks that has left me with no time to update you all and what I have been up to. So i’ll be adding some posts to my blog, if i can remember what I have been doing, you dont have to read them, but they’ll be there, should you need to sleep and are struggling!

tra for now x