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..............

10 comments:

Matt Grimmitt said...

Do you want a lift? Can belt it down there and back if you want. Or let me know a train station you can get to and i'll pick you up.

doug fitch said...

Matt, that's very kind, you're a star. I think I'll probably get a train to Cheltenham, I was going to taxi from there but a lift would be brilliant if it isn't too far. I'll call you shortly

Matt Grimmitt said...

No worries in all afty.

ang said...

that bowl is yummo, I am in awe of the depth of your glazes and slips, it's simply a world away from the work i make even gas fired stuff......

paul jessop said...

Hi Doug, Sounds like you could do with a little help here. Paul could lend you his car until Monday if thats any good, we could drop it down to you tomorrow morning. Paul is outside kiln firing at the moment but I know he will be happy to lend you his car!
PS the fuel is free as well. Give us a call I know you have the number. Marion

Alex Matisse said...

Wow...sorry to hear all that, thats a whole lot worse than digging a camera out of the slop tank! You can borrow my truck but you'll have to pay shipping:) Good luck...

doug fitch said...

Thank you all so much. I've sorted it. New car in the morning. I'm really touched by your support. I've decided to take Alex up on his offer, figured it was worth paying the shipping! Ha ha, not really, found someone selling a car in the village, ideal.

See you at the show!! Wooooohoooooo and thanks again. Thanks Ang too for giving me a cheery comment this afternoon when I was feeling glum.

Off to band practice now with a smiley face :)

Ron said...

Doug, Just checking in. Glad you got that sorted out. Sounds like the show was a blast. Catch ya later.
Ron

Linda said...

Did you thrash it,John Cleese style...with a piece of tree?
I would have!
Best wishes for tomorrow. The pots look marvellous.

doug fitch said...

I hoofed it with my trainers but I think I came to more harm than the car. Just picked up my new one, it's right posh - by my standards anyway which admittedly aren't that high. I've a little jug here for you which I'll pass on next time I see you. How's the progress on the blog?!
See you soon. love to all at the Uni - well nearly all - well just a few of them, you'll knmow which ones!