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Crashed the car

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We have had a great Christmas. Visitors = Joe, Elise, Harriet (Joe’s girlfriend), Celia (my Mum), Paul (Mark’s old friend from Belfast), Andy Del, Annabel (with unborn child – 1 week late), Rupert and Walter. So, it has been very busy. We have nearly eaten all the food and the young people have done a good job of polishing off the booze. A few Christmas arguments.

But, I have managed to CRASH THE CAR! So, this is the 2nd very important material object that I have managed to break in the last 4 weeks (the laptop being the other one). I was going very slowly up to a junction having come off the motorway on the way to Bath. Having got 5 foot away from the car in front my foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator. So, I lurched into the BMW ahead of me. No damage to the BMW but I was in the Peugeot 205 my mum had given to me which seems to be mostly made of plastic. So, it crumpled. I was gutted. Elise, Eva and I were ok (though our necks are a bit sore and Elise has the mark of the seat belt on her chest).

I can’t actually believe that I could be so foolish. How did I manage to let my foot slip? It is a mystery. Anyway, the damage is quite bad really – mainly because the car is made of plastic. So much of it needs to be relaced. Even a crash at 5mph can cause considerable damage when you hit a BMW. So, it goes into the garage tomorrow – we will know better the prognosis then.

Hey ho. I am knacked now and a bit sore and feeling very foolish. Early night!


Written by ellenloudon

December 27, 2006 at 9:23 pm

Posted in lament

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  1. Sorry to hear about your prang Ellen, hope that you guys all recover quickly.


    December 28, 2006 at 11:45 am

  2. thanks simon…xxx

    Ellen Loudon

    December 28, 2006 at 3:54 pm

  3. I for one am very happy to appear at Court as a witness to your excellent and safe driving skills.Your driving from Donegal to Belfast was the best I’ve ever experienced; not once was I nervous or anxious or pretending to pump the brake in a psychic attempt to get you to slow down.I thank you for that – I now believe that some drivers are actually sensible.


    December 30, 2006 at 6:03 pm

  4. Ste – do you have your eyes closed in this picture!? Thanks for your comments here…believe me I need my confidence bulding up just now. Had enough of feeling crap! xxx

    Ellen Loudon

    December 30, 2006 at 6:15 pm

  5. apparently the BMW was a Volvo (not that makes a lot of difference) I am sticking to my story.

    Ellen Loudon

    December 30, 2006 at 6:21 pm

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