Thursday, 18 October 2007

Oh what a night!

I've been waiting for some time off off to tell you all this one.

Have you ever had a night that made you feel like this?

Well I'll tell you about ours. It was on one of our normal Thursday night shopping trips, we set off as usual and all was fine until the car started jumping around the place and that was when Ben informed me that we where nearly out of petrol. Ever hopeful I just thought everything would be fine and we'd make it to the station. How wrong I was.

Apart from Ben who had thought about putting on a zippy top the girls and I had no coats and the sun was going down fast.

So when the car came to it's final stop and we'd all been beeped at by passing cars (which really helped the situation, not!) we had to get the girls out of the car and carry them and the petrol can and make our way to the shopping centre, which we though was just up the road. But it turned out to be about a 2 mile walk from where we'd had to leave the car. By the time we reached the shops it was very dark and we where all knackered, Daisy had fallen asleep on my shoulder and Molly was diffing off to on Ben's.

But we'd made it in one piece and now poor Ben had to fill up the petrol can and walk all the way back, while I started the shopping. Luckily Daisy slept for most of it and Molly helped me fill the trolley. So we'd got most of it done by the time Ben came back.
I popped in a couple of naughty treats into the trolley to cheer Ben up later. He'd need some tlc after this little lot.
Once back home and very late now, shopping away and girls tucked up in bed. Ben and I snuggled on the sofa with a hot cuppa and said to one another not to let the car run out of petrol ever again, it could of been so much worst. Even though at the time it felt pretty bad lol we where very lucky not to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere. Or rain or snow.
A lesson learned I think, always take a coat, blanket in the car and most of all fill the car up hehe!
Night night x
Catherine x

1 comment:

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

Oh Catherine,
I'm so pleased you were ok.Kids are even heavier when they are asleep.
Our old car seized up at night on a country road in the dark and we had to wait an age for Andy's mate to give us a tow home.
Alls well that ends well I guess.
Luv n hugs Kat xx