Last weekend I got invited up to Castle Donington in Derby, to Donington Race Circuit so be with some friends on a track day. Everything was arranged for us to meet up at 9am, so I got up at 5am, had a bath got my stuff ready and made my way up there.
After a lovely 3 hour trip I finally arrived at just gone 9am. I was expecting my friends to be there. No such luck. I got a call about 10 minutes after I arrived to say that my friend had been in a car accident. I panicked a little and hope he was ok. I didn’t get any more information from him until they arrived at 10:35am.
Turns out my friend blew shit out of proportion and made it sound a lot worse than it was, as most people do these days. He arrived with a little dent and some scrapes down the side of his car, what a tit. All cosmetic damage – panic over!
After getting all registered to either go out driving on the track or being a passenger ( me ), we headed back to the cars and the track day began. Sadly the photos I took haven’t turned out so great, because they were through a wire fence, but here are some photos of the cars:
Everything seems to be going just a bit wrong for me as of late. I just don’t know what to do.
- My monitor died on me, which cost a pretty penny to replace.
- I injure my knee when I fell over at the kid’s school after it snowed last Wednesday afternoon.
- I have had to take some time off of work because of my knee.
- I got a call from my step dad saying that my mum had been rushed to hospital with chest pains and they think she is having a heart attack.
- I got flashed by a speed camera in Kent after picking my sister up on the way to the hospital.
- My current employer doesn’t want to give up a reference for me for the new job I applied for, which unfortunately they wont continue with until they have it, plus I have just been notified that I may miss out because of it.
Everything seems to be falling apart. The most annoying thing about this is that everything was going so well, then it all fucked up on me. I am hoping for some good luck, I really need it. I have been trying so hard to better myself, and this just puts a real downer on life, which I do not need!
The types of people who annoy me most are the people who blatantly and publicly break rules and or the law, then get away with it. For example; I drove to my local Waitrose after picking the children up from school; the car park was bursting, with maybe three or four spaces available; two of these were: a parent and child space and a disabled drivers space.
There were two people in front of me trying to find a parking space. The first person parked in the parent and child space; they didn’t have any children, realised their “error” and reversed out and went to find another space. The person in front of me also parked in the parent and child space and stayed there. At this point, I didn’t think too much about it and drove off to find a space of my own.
As I walked past the car which had parked in the parent and child space, I noticed two old women getting out; no child in sight. Immediately, a wave of frustration passed over my body. I had to park in a spot where there was no safe walking area for me and the children to walk to the elevator, simply because these two lazy people could not be bothered to find a suitable parking space of their own.
I promptly found the parking attendant and made a complaint. Upon inspection of their car, we discovered that they had a disabled parking badge. This however, does not allow them the privilege of parking in the parent and child parking space. That space, has been allocated specifically for us parents to help keep our children safe while walking to the shop by minimising the journey from the car to the entrance.
What annoyed me the most about this “trivial” situation is the fact that right next to the parent and child space was an empty space for disabled people! As I was not disabled, nor do I hold a disabled badge, I was not entitled to park there. They, like most disabled drivers, in my experience seem to believe that they have the right to park anywhere and at any time that is suitable for them. I’m not saying that “all” disabled drivers are the same, but the few that I have encountered, put them in a bad light, which is probably my reason for why I find them annoying.
Have you or anyone you know had a similar problem with “annoying” people who nick your parking space? I feel I am not alone here!
As you may know I won a car back in March of this year. A brand new Fiat 500! By winning that car, it encouraged me to get a driving licence and learn to drive. I achieved my goal on June 13th. Ever since I passed my driving test I have been almost non stop driving about in that little Fiat. Until last Tuesday!
Last Tuesday I approached Ford in Winchester to find out how much my car was worth. To find out if it was viable for me to sell it and get a bigger new car. Ford offered me £6,500 for my Fiat! I was ecstatic when I found that out! After offering me the £6,500 I soon enquired about buying a new car from Ford.
Two and a half hours after walking into Ford, I walked out being the owner of a brand new Ford Focus Zetec 1 Litre 999cc Turbo 125BHP car just sky of £18,000.
I picked her up last Tuesday, with 36 miles on the clock!