Friday, 27 January 2017

Since Tuesday…

…we've been without a car (since Monday in fact) - it's been in the garage finally getting fixed after someone drove into it while it was parked outside our house last September while we were on Symi. The situation has not been settled despite the fact that there were two witnesses to the event. Our next door neighbour heard the collision and then looked out of his window to see the driver get out of his car, look at ours and then drive away without leaving a note. He was quick enough to take a picture of the numberplate, which has been traced to a hire car company who insist that it was not on the road on that date…Our second witness is our near neighbour's 14-year old daughter, who actually saw the collision on her way back from school - but because she is under 18, her report is given less weight.

All this would have been fine had Su's insurance company actually been more assiduous in pursuing the offending owners - we have had to cough up a hefty excess to even get our car fixed (the damage is worth much more than that), and the company even went so far as to slap a charge on the insurance, even though they accepted that Su wasn't at fault. She soon sorted that out! So, now we await the return of our car that we were originally told would be with us on Wednesday, then probably yesterday - and now almost definitely today. We shall see…

In the meantime, we have been using Shanks' pony, our bus passes and taxis to get about Bath. Wednesday saw us swelling the coffers of the local taxi firm to get to the hospital and back (all is OK). While there, several photo opportunities presented themselves including this charity fundraising bagpiper - I think everyone bought raffle tickets in appreciation of her stopping :-) .
In the coffee bar area looking up, the seagull shadow was entirely coincidental to the nautical display
 Wall art…
One of a series of wood engravings depicting ageing bikers…
Another worthy image? 
And one I could not resist even though I try not to mention the "T" word…
 In the city centre yesterday , I spotted this locked hatch with adornments
The Pokemon Liberation Army is a new one on me! 
Mounted police remind me of student marches in Glasgow in the 1970s - you soon learned to give them plenty of room!
One for Greg Michaelson, spotted in a shop window display…
 This morning's sunrise…
…as seen though our Greek evil eye deflector.


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