Tuesday, March 26, 2013

There'll be days like this..

We are in Bath again and today was the day my husband got to use his Christmas voucher for a VIP up close and personal experience with a Marmoset at Longleat Safari Park. Up we got bright and early bundled up against the cold ( it might was well BE Christmas not Easter !) and out to the car. He opened the back passenger door put his coat on the seat, closed it and this happened.

Right. So no monkeys today then. I rang Autoglass and did my best impression of a helpless female away from home in a dilemma and they are to come and fix it tomorrow. In the meantime the instruction was to wrap the hatchback in cling film to protect it from any rain ( more likley snow and sleet) that might arrive. Fine. The local convenience store stocks cling film. D went to get that and then left me to wrap while he went to call the Marmosets and see whether they might be free to recieve us another day soon.

But Cling film sticks to itself. Not at first to a car boot. So there I am in the whipping wind with this film whapping about and refusing to stay still long enough for me to achieve one complete wrap after which it would self-adhere.

Think.

Solution?

Filofax.

Ha. You didnt expect that did you? But, on the back seat was my Osterley which has inside it some fragments of washi tape and a few Paperchase stickers I ripped up and which served to hold it down long enough for me to mummify the car.

Ah well, I think this video probably says it all...

 

4 comments:

Angel Jem said...

What a pain! We had a broken windscreen on a weekend away in Wales (some welsh sheep throwing stones, we think). It is a pain having to organise replacement windscreens in a hotel car park! Thank God for your Filofax with its tape and stickers. Bet your husband doesn't complain about a Filo habit now, does he?

Linda Bilsborrow said...

Idiot! But we don't call you the Filofaxy Queen for nothing and now I'm going to be singing the marmosst song all day too.

Hope the car gets fixed soon - do Autoglass vacuum interiors, you'll be finding glass for months.

Working Mum said...

Definitely one of those days.

At least you used cling film; I once tried to cover a broken car window with a black bin bag, got in the car to drive away and realised I couldn't see through it! (Did I really win the O level prize at school?)

Cruz Johnson said...

Good gracious, what a shock! Thank heavens you had your trusty Osterley on hand!