We are currently on holiday in Norfolk. We have rented the caravan off of a family member at a beautiful quite spot right by the sea.
It didn’t start off very well at all. On our drive up here yesterday, despite having the car checked and repaired twice before leaving, the car started to make the most awful noise about 30 miles away from the caravan park. We didn’t know what to do, call out the rescue service and either pay a hefty price to get us back or have the car stuck in a garage all bank holiday weekend or try to get to the caravan risking more damage to the car.
The boys were in tears at the thought of having to go home before we had even arrived on holiday and I was stressed but trying to keep as calm as possible in the situation. We have all been looking forward to this holiday after a stressful few weeks.
We made it to the caravan thank goodness, the breakdown services took four and a half hours to arrive! If we had been waiting on the side of the road that long it would have made the situation ten times worse.
The breakdown man said lots of things that a mechanic would understand but the short version is its probably time to say goodbye car.
Hubby decided to drive back home to borrow his mums car so we could still have a holiday. If he broke down on the way at least the cost of recovery would go down the closer he got.
So the boys stayed at the caravan with me. We had no food as we couldn’t get to any shops so when hubby arrived this morning with breakfast I’m sure I heard a choir of angels singing.
We have had a relaxing day today mostly at the gorgeous beach that is just a twenty second walk away. We are planning the rest of the week trying to cram in as many exciting days out as we can before we return to reality where we have no car and no money to buy a car.
Keep your fingers crossed that at least the weather is good to us!