Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coast...

Playlist
Various - Last 10 Months on Shuffleplay

Up early and some working on remixes for the compilation – mucking about with music which is now almost thirty five years old...

Copying too, full versions of various instrumental tracks recorded over the years...

At 9:45 we set off for Carlisle, re my speed awareness course to avoid three penalty points for having been caught speeding whilst ferrying sister Pam back to Hemel Hempstead in December...

We drove non-stop (no speeding!) and arrived around mid-day...



Enjoyed lunch at Circle Café Bar – very tasty chilli pea soup and BLT for me, carrot and coriander with tuna mayonnaise for the Exec Producer...





A wee wander round...





...then time for me to head to the Community Centre for the course...





Here’s what I learned...

Speed limits and how to tell what the limit is on the road you’re on...
The stupidity of the excuses we use for speeding...
The chances of someone dying if you hit them at a particular speed...
That 95% of crashes are due to driver error...
That most fatalities occur in rural accidents...
That the latest figures show around 7 people a day are killed on the roads...
That there are no real benefits to speeding...

The five watchwords are:-
Concentraion
Observation
Anticipation
Space
Time

COAST...

From now on, I won’t be speeding...

At six, I was out again and drove to pick up Anne, who opined five hours of shopping time in Carlisle was probably three hours too many...

We set off for home with the intention of stopping off at Biggar for an Indian...

Just made it before the A702 was closed for the night re roadworks but the restaurant was full...



So we drove on home and picked up a takeaway from the Bombay Feast...

A less upbeat call from Pam tonight, a bit down re everything that’s happening – amazing really that she doesn’t have more days like these...

I think I managed to cheer her up a bit...

Two episodes of “Silk” on the Tivo and then bed...

Highlight of the Day : Learning why it’s stupid to speed...

3 comments:

Stu said...

Ah dude, Biggar has an award winnin' chip shop, you drove too fast right past it! Happy speeding.

CBQ said...

Is that the "Townhead Chippy"?

Stu said...

Yeah. The Townhead just as you leave Biggar from the South on the left.