Well, I’ve been to London, Glastonbury, West Devon, North Devon, Westbury, Stroud, rescued one tipsy planner from a BBQ, appear to have broken a Digi Tacho machine, went to Sparkford and after another night in London i’m chillin.
Funny how again I miss the sunshine and not so sad about missing England fail in the World Cup because after seeing them play once I think the writing was on the wall for this lot.
Yes, I appear to have had a broken digital Tachograph yesterday which was kinda odd as I didn’t know you could… I had been driving to a place called Crediton to pick up a tank of Cream while in slow moving traffic. But I kept seeing an amber ‘T’ illuminated on the dash which normally means I’d exceed the governed speed of the vehicle, this in itself being very rare of course ;)
So as I had been crawling along in traffic for most of the journey I looked up at the machine that simply stated “Internal Fault 01”.
Hmmm, apparently I had driven for a total of 8mins by the time I returned to base.
Also, I went passed Glastonbury Festival in the early hours of Friday morning, well 3 am…
The only traffic were band tour buses slipping quietly into the site, but was quite astonished at the sheer number of security personnel around.
What was even more astonishing was coming over the hill from Shepton Mallet towards Pilton and seeing the entire site illuminated. Sadly I couldn’t get a photo.
I think the description that Glastonbury Festival as a temporary city is actually an understatement !
However, as the last tour bus peeled off into the site, I put my foot down to get clear of the place on the open road ahead – only for something to catch the corner of my eye… Set back of the road was a so called Mobile Safety Cam – speed camera… As to whether or not it was working or even manned at that time, I guess I will find out in due course.
Earlier though, after leaving Yeo Valley at Cannington I did managed to snap a good sunset…
It is almost 10yrs to the day that my trusty Leatherman Super Tool was attached to my hip, purchased on Olaya in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia and rarely to be removed. Indeed, I simply don’t go anywhere without it as it’s by far one of the simplest, most useful and well used bits of kit I’ve ever owned!
I’ve driven over it (more than once), repaired plumbing, done a rewire, cut a seat belt off a crash victim,done First Aid, built and repaired more computers that I can think of with it, fixed my truck, cut through barbed wire and even cut Battenberg cake with it!!
It’s not even classed as an offensive weapon by the Crown Prosecution Service and whether at work, play, in an interview, wedding or in the pub – it has been the most dynamic bits of kit I’ve invested in and it’s always on me. It’s even lasted through, deserts, in the Artic circle and even working on the London Underground!
For ladies not knowing what to buy there men – if they don’t have one of these things – get them one (because no self respecting bloke should be without one!!).
It is now time to replace this, and during these last 10 yrs, Leatherman have really gone to town on designing dozens of different ones. Longer ones are best as you get more leverage on the pliers which brings me to only two models – The Super Tool 300 or the Leatherman Core…
They are for the most part the exact same tool, but unless anyone knows of a downside I think the Super Tool 300 is the way to go… as I retire this, the most faithful bit of kit ever…
And finally… The W.K.D.
What started as something slightly incoherent from JK about cycling, the information transpired to her telling me that this very own blog’s WKD has started cycling to work…. Gabby, I am blaming you for this ;)
Now, I have no issue with anyone cycling, I have also been known to crush a cycle frame below my girth too… But three issues occurred to me about all this;
1. Distance – WKD does not live just up the road from work, she lives miles, hills and valleys away.
2. The temperatures at present are really non conducive to such things at the end of a 10hr day.
3. The roads… and more over – the idiots (like me) who drive on them, especially as the summer holidays rapidly approach.
Now, as folks go WKD is ok insomuch as she’s a good egg and a very jolly one at that. But with her only being on this blog a little over a year and having only known her for slightly longer, it would be a harrowing shame if she were to become incapacitated due to this activity.
And to be clear about this, I’m not saying anything out of some weird care for her – I’m seriously worried about the hits on this blog and how those figures would drop if she got squashed by a bus ;)
Gabsatrucker on the other hand, who just competed in the hotter than hell race in Texas is highly prone to cycling injuries, tripping over dead Crocs while running in the dark and all manner of self inflicted misery, but then she does love her stunt work… and buying cycles that almost as big as her!!