Thursday, 3 April 2008
I HATE CARS!!!!!
Well the Automatic were brilliant last night, it was their first gig in eight months so they were right up for it.
As it turns out, we were lucky to have got there and back safely. The car wasn't running right and there was a slight judder on the clutch. Hil dropped it off at our mechanic's house on her way to work this morning. It wasn't long before he brought it back and told me that under no circumstances should we drive it, that irrespective of the clutch, the front subframe has cracked so badly that the whole of the front end was likely to collapse if we were to brake hard. Basically the car's a right-off.
That's both our vehicles that have been condemned to scrap in the last few months, I hate cars!!!
To take the positives, at least we're safe and it didn't collapse on our journey to Winchcombe. On the down side, we've got to scrape together the money to buy a new car and unless we get one before tomorrow night, I'll have to travel on my own by train to the opening. I'll sort it somehow, but what a bore!!!!!
Enough moaning, I'm looking forward to getting to the show tomorrow night and meeting up with everybody, my parents, my blogging buddies and my potter mates Paul Young and John Mathieson who are coming along too.
I just spoke to John Edgeler at the gallery and he says it's looking great all set out - It'll be good to see it all in a gallery environment instead of the workshop or my attic. The pictures here have been on my blog before so I'm afraid you've got them again, they're pots that are in the show. The photos are quite big, if you click on the images and enlarge them, you'll get to see the qualities of the clay and glazes in much more detail.
You can also see some pictures of the pots in the London show if you click here
Oh well, back to trying to sort out how I'm going to get to Winchcombe tomorrow..............