Saturday, August 06, 2005

Out for a spin

It's been a busy month but not workwise.
My dad was re-hospitalised for an eye operation and was moved down to St Thomas's in central London which meant daily visits for the family. It wasn't too bad for me as I work in town anyway.
Then we had some family visiting from Spain which meant trips too and from Heathrow to collect them and to provide a bit of entertainment for them.
I decided not to work last night as I was thoroughly fed up with it all so me and my second son took my oldest sons car for a little spin......up to Birmingham. It's only a Nissan Micra 1.1 but it cruised up the M1 at 70 mph. Being soccer anoraks, we went straight to the main football grounds in Birmingham such as West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Wolves. I never managed to get to Birmingham City as we went the wrong way. We had a nice Chinese meal as well and then came straight back to London.
I still have two kids away on holiday in the States and they get back on the 15th of August. It's been nice and peaceful here and so much easier to keep clean.
While my dad spent 8 days in hospital I started working days. Now I'm back on nights and picking up all the dregs. I'm still working on ComCab but not doing as much as I'd like. I haven't done any long jobs lately. The best two I can recall are a radio job from Chelsea to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and some nutty bird doing a drug run from Victoria to Walthamstow via a dodgy address in Hackney. I thought I wasn't going to get paid at one point because she was whispering into her phone and looking really suspicious but it all turned out ok in the end.