This week at work was fairly smooth sailing, and only four days long which was a bit of a bonus. In fact, the whole week was going fairly smoothly until getting back to Kent on Thursday night and realising the clutch on our pain in the ass car was on it's way out. What a great start to a long weekend!
Friday started off with trying to find a garage that could replace a clutch on a bank holiday. Despite one garage basically saying we didn't have a hope in hell, we managed to find somewhere and get the car in. A few hours later we got a call to say that it wasn't just the clutch that had gone, but a few other bits surrounding it too, which with this car is bloody typical.
That aside, it was a great day! I went for a walk through Clowes Wood with Mum, Dad and the dogs, dropped into a pub in Shepherdswell for a pint and a bag of crisps then home for lunch, followed by a curry.
All of the great food has certainly helped to soften the blow of the impending £570 mechanics bill. Sort of.
Another day, another dog walk! This time in the local woods which were covered in blankets of wild flowers - it was stunning. After a quick pit-stop, I was back out and headed to Sarah & Mark's engagement party. Fortunately, we received a call from the garage first thing to let us know the car was finished, which was a real relief. The last time we had to put the car in to be repaired in Kent, it was an utter nightmare, so I had visions of this going exactly the same way.
Dog walk round 3. I'm really making the most of these two while I'm home. Although, it really does make me want my own dog, but that's not happening anytime soon.
After walking the dogs, Amy and I visited her Nan and family before meeting my parents for a roast dinner at the local pub. Being easter Sunday, roast lamb was the only real choice, and the roast certainly didn't dissapoint.
After dinner, I found myself falling asleep on the sofa, which isn't ideal at 17:30! In a bid to wake myself up, Amy and I hopped back in the car and drove down to Dover seafront. It was cold, windy and rainy so certainly woke me up a bit. It was also really interesting to see all of the redevelopment going on in the harbour and a long awaited shopping centre finally being built.
Not content with the view from the seafront, we visited the Western Heights for a panoramic view over the seafront and the harbour. It was the perfect opportunity to try out the pano stitching feature built into lightroom and the results were extremely impressive.