Cue sharp breaking and a little bit of swearing. I looked under the bonnet and it was clear that there was no coolant left so..... long story short.... ex-colleague came to my aid and I managed to get home.
Next day I arranged for the car to go to the garage. They would look at it as and when they could, which I was prepared to take.
Upshot was I needed a new radiator but..... first silver lining......it would be done under warranty. Hooorahhh!
So, I needed a hire car.
Head into town to sort out a hire car. But if I hire it there and then they will charge me for 2 days, so "come back in 2 hours and you'll only have it for a day and the car will be ready and waiting to go".
Second silver lining.....I am a short hop from the Hepworth. Marvellous.
Time enough for tea, cake and a stroll round the galley.
There was a photography exhibition by Martin Parr. Lots of ordinary people doing ordinary things and a really good photo of some storage in a factory
I stared at this for far too long
Look at the colour overload in that.
Then I moved into the Barbara Hepworth part. I love her work more every time I go.
This is a view of the outside of the Hepworth building. The river was thundering down and this line of barrels would have been above the weir. I suspect it broke loose over Christmas. The photos were taken on the ipad so they're not super sharp. There's loads more to see but I didn't want to be taking too many photos!
Anyway, at the end of the day, I'm driving in the hire car to collect my daughter, a journey I wouldn't otherwise have been making, and.....third silver lining.......a barn owl flew out of a quarry and down the hedgerow towards me. I could see its face as plain as day.
www.hepworthwakefield.org Definitely worth a look or a visit. Excellent café, excellent shop. Just excellent all round really.