After our long and mostly dreadful summer September has dawned brilliantly and I can prepare the car and expect to drive away Thursday morning in lovely fine conditions. And that is always a very pleasant way to start. I shall take it as an omen of weather to come.
It is exactly 100 miles from my house to Folkestone and the Eurotunnel, usually about two hours from home; the train is booked for 10:20. All I have to do is try to keep Susan out of the Duty Free shop; she is attracted to a duty free shop like a magpie to a shiny thing. I wouldn’t normally mind, but there will be zero space left in the car for even the tiniest indulgence, lipstick or perfume! If we will leave the house at about 08:00 that should leave no time for shopping! Susan says we are leaving at 07:30!
Start mileage: 57,097 and a full tank of unleaded!