Sunday, October 12, 2008

On Mountains and Muppetry

I climbed a mountain today.

I had until the baby woke up from her lunchtime nap to get back to the cottage, and so I had to climb it in record time. That wasn't as hard as it sounds because, although it was a bloody big mountain, I was on my own.

I've climbed that particular mountain: while pregnant with the small boy; while pregnant with the small girl; carrying the small boy on my back; carrying the small girl on my front (see photo); carrying the small girl on my back whilst pushing the small boy in the buggy. Today, I carried nothing more than a bottle of water, and that was much easier. (Easier still was taking the funicular down; baby's nap time and all that.)

When I got back to the carpark, I thought "Oh, look. There's another car exactly like mine." I did think it a bit odd that there should be one exactly like mine parked so very close. But I knew it was somebody else's, because the door was wide open...

Ahem.

Soooo, my advice is, if you're going to leave your car unlocked at a popular tourist spot, make sure you leave the door open too, because no owner would be such a muppet to be any distance away, thus the car thieves will leave it alone...

13 comments:

HelenMH said...

You do believe in making life difficult for yourself don't you honey xxx

B said...

I'm just glad your car was still there! You are very lucky.

JJ said...

OMG. You're sure you're not pregnant? Oh no, it's okay: it's the result of 3 small children.

SpiralSkies said...

At least you recognised you own car. That's a start I suppose.

Dear oh dear :0)

Lane said...

Are you back in Scotland?

That sounds a very healthy (and slightly bonkers) thing to do during baby's nap time. I'm impressed:-)

I'm glad your car was still there!

womagwriter said...

Oops! But I'm glad you had a lovely walk up the mountain. Which one is it?

Quillers said...

Good grief! Thank goodness the car was still there.

Leigh said...

Helen - Apparently so...

B - They couldn't have actually taken the car without the key (although I've left that behind before too), but they could have taken all our stuff: a beaten up old mountain buggy, the baby's change bag (no doubt with a dirty nappy in it), half a dozen banana skins, three empty crisp packets, ditto red bull cans...

JJ - Nooooo! God, what would I be like with four? !!

Spiral - You're so right there!

Lane - Was, but got home this morning. Don't be impressed - I was that desperate.

Womag - Cairngorm. It has a handy carpark half way up, and the funicular to ride most of the way down on when you're too dizzy to stand.

Sally - They couldn't have nicked the car, but they could have had their pick of the Wheels on the Bus CD or the Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes one. I don't understand it.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

I had lunch with a friend last week who told me how she went to the supermarket to do her shopping, then pushed her trolley around the car park for ages, increasingly convinced her car had been stolen, before she remembered she'd come into town on the bus. That made me laugh too.

Virtual Voyage said...

Had to laugh. When ours were teenagers one slept with the kitchen door wide open while we were away...

Tim said...

... or left the house keys in the lock on the outside of the front door. D'oh! Honest postman put them through the letterbox.

HelenMH said...

There's an award for you at mine x

Leigh said...

Zinnia - Oh, that's a really good one. I hope she had a good laugh about it!

Virtual V. - Ooops! Hope the cold was all that got in...!

Tim - Hello! Good for your postie! No doubt he could have sold them for a few quid down the pub if he'd had a mind to...