Thursday, 14 May 2009
More Motoring Adventures
Tomorrow I am going to be driving to RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall to bring my No. 1 Grandson home. He has been there this week completing an intensive driving course. He had his test today and failed!! He has the opportunity to take it again tomorrow at 1.15 p.m. However this means that he will miss his lift back home. SOS Mum and Granny!!!!! Public transport back from this area of Cornwall to Dorset is ridiculously complicated. Taxi costing £30 from Culdrose to Redruth and then train from Redruth to Castle Cary which is miles from home and would involve going there to pick him up costing probably in the region of £70. So it is far easier to go straight to Cornwall to fetch him. I used to drive past Culdrose on my way to stay with a friend when I used to work at the Fleamarket in Truro in the 1980's. Of course then it was a one-way journey - tomorrow I have to drive there and back. According to the AA it takes 3 hours and 28 minutes. They haven't of course allowed for any 'Lizzie Detours'. When I looked at the map to re-acquaint myself with the route I realised that when I volunteered for the job I had forgotten about half of the journey.!!!!!!!!! Never mind, nothing is too much trouble for this boy. We have just learnt that he is going to Afghanistan in October so we must make the most of our time with him until then.