Sunday, March 11, 2007

Question: How many English men does it take to change a tyre?


2 police cars
2 mechanics
1 bus driver
1 tour guide
30 tourists
and many passing cars on the motorway!

You're probably wondering what on earth I'm going on about - well, give me a minute and I'll explain! I went to Stonehenge and Salisbury today - absolutely wonderful, check out the photos below! Salisbury was a quaint little English town with an awesome cobblestoned pavement as their High Street - really pretty. There was also a river you could walk along and the river and it was just beautiful. There were old English houses which I took numerous photos of but the photos don't do this place justice. We had the sunniest day which made it even nicer and Laurine and I ate our lunch on a bench beside the river.

It was so nice to get out of London for the day and get some fresh air which didn't turn your snot black. We heard birds sing, we had a look down the High Street, we visited the Salisbury Cathedral (also see photos) and all in all it was a fabulous day.

Of course, in typical London style, things did not go entirely to plan on the drive home. We were driving along and all was fine for about an hour. People were dozing off to sleep or listening to iPods when all of a sudden we heard a *pOp* sound and as the bus veered to the side of the road, we realised that something was not quite right. Turns out that one of the tyres got a puncture which led to us being road-bound for the next hour and a half while we were waiting for the mechanic to come to replace the tyre! Typically, the mechanic took forever to arrive and change the tyre and while we were waiting, the police rocked up so that they could section off one of the lanes on the motorway so that the person changing the tyre would be safe, as the punctured tyre was on the road side. Anyways, this delay occured at 5.30pm and we didn't end up leaving the area until around 7.30. We did get space blankets which were big silver things that we were able to use to keep warm. Laurine took photos so I have to wait until she emails them to me and then I will be able to show you!

So, it was a great day with a bit of an adventure and I had a lot of fun!


Anonymous said...

the photos are awsome simone, glad you are enjoying and having fun
love you mum

Anonymous said...

Salisbury is a city, not a town. It has a cathedral.