Whilst I was at work yesterday the rest of the family broke down on the way home from Wobbly Bob’s children’s play centre – great place by the way with £2.50 getting you a cup of tea, juice AND toast as well as entrance to the facility. Whilst travelling along Ringley Road West they picked up a 10 inch long spike which embedded itself in the wheel and was scrapping against the wheelarch. At 1 pm Catriona phoned the RAC for assistance. They told her that although their current average response time was 75 minutes she would be treated as a priority. This could have developed into quite a stressful situation for Catriona but as luck would have it both recently fed children fell asleep in the back of the stationary car.
RAC phoned back 45 minutes later to advise that she would be the next to be rescued but it was actually another hour before they turned up. So much for priority service! The driver phoned Catriona to find out her exact location and although she had given it correctly (less than 5 miles from home) he was adamant that she was mistaken, he also claimed that he had driven past her which was a lie because there is no way Catriona wouldn’t have spotted the orange van. Once he arrived the punctured tyre was replaced and they were all home just in time for the 3 oclock bottle. Unfortunately the kids are not old enough to appreciate what an exciting day it had been although Maria did tell me that "poor car was broken".