Gosh, it was a busy old weekend wasn't it! Never mind previous listings of parties and reunions, I spent Saturday and Sunday here at QVC Towers and in the company of some lovely guests. Not sure if you saw Tova at all, but I was spoiled with three hours of her company and not just her fragrances but the jewellery too.
I always make sure I check with her as to what she'll be wearing so that I don't clash! I do remember one time having to present a fitness hour beforehand, and although I managed to cover the lycra with a dress, my trainers didn't really work… Tova though, was far too much of a lady to mention it
Guess the road sign
Talking of memorable moments, while driving into work along my usual route – the M1 – I noticed in the middle distance a rather strange pink and orange light. This was on Saturday when the weather was appalling and my wipers were moving faster than a Geisha's fan in their vain attempts to try and shift the water that was sloshing down from the heavens.
Well, the pink and orange light got closer and I was able to see it was actually an illuminated warning triangle, with the words Slow Down highlighted underneath it and the number 30 by the side. Nothing unusual there, until you look at the position of the car inside the triangle. See??? (Sorry the picture is a tad poor as my passenger had to try and take it through rain, screen and wipers!)
It's a little car balanced on its back window!! But what does this mean?? I have scoured the Highways Department website, and found out all kinds of things about these new signs that at a cost of £16 million are there to alert us.
I also now know that by using upper and lower case rather than just capital letters, we react to the message far faster, and that when you team the writing up with a picture – BINGO! All excellent aids to averting accidents, but should it not be a little more apparant as to what the picture means?!
Now I know how good you are at making choices, so thought you could help me to decide whether it's:
a) Open drawbridge ahead
b) Ridiculously steep hill ahead
c) Beware falling cars
d) None of the above
My new addiction!
Oh and as a final note, a warning of my own. Not sure if any of you have heard of or even played on Forza Motor Sport. It's a car racing game for those who are lucky enough to have a games console… like my son Jack, whom I challenged to a quick race – me in a Fiat 500 (start small I say) and him in a Mini 1000.
Folks, this is addictive!!! I just couldn't give up until I'd found all the short cuts and beaten him! It was hilarious… but it has left me with a troubling affliction… 'Forza Claw'. Self-induced cramping of the digits from gripping the controller too tightly! :)
Thanks in advance for your time in answering my quiz and I'll forward them onto the Highways Department!
I'm off for my second long weekend away with my girlfriends (so good we do it twice), so should have some more photos to share with you on my return. Hope you too will have a lovely weekend.
Love Ali xx