On Saturday we went to Castleford (a completely different place to Castleton!) to collect our "new" car. Here she is. The colour is so vile that it's fabulous! I do like it; it's different.
Anyway, since this was my first proper drive (I did drive back from the gym, but that hardly counts as I had done that with L plates) I had asked Leon to print out a route where I didn't have to go on the motorways. I know I have to sometime, but I didn't fancy my first ever drive in our new car being quite that scary. However, somewhere along the way we missed a turn or something, and we ended up on the A1. It went something like this:
- Me - We're approaching a roundabout, which way?
- L - Third exit.
- Me - There are only two exits. I'll take the second one.
- L - Oh...
- Me - That sign said A1(M) this way. We're approaching another roundabout. (trying not to sound worried)
- L - second exit.
- Me - We appear to be merging with the A1? Aah! We're merging with the A1!
So, anyway, it was all fine. We came back via the A1(M) and the A64 - how exciting!
Today we decided to go to the garden centre where we picked up Aston and Martin to look at the hamsters. There weren't any though! I was a little sad, but never mind.
We had fish and chips (yum!) and then wandered around the castle and some random gardens.
It was a thoroughly pleasant day, and I drove home. I almost forgot to wear my specs though, I think I need a reminder sticker!