I didn't think I could possibly write about this because I was so upset by it at the time but.....
As previously mentioned I wrote my poor car off on 5th January. It has just been taken away for scrap. It was emotional.
Anyway, a friend of mine who is in the privileged position of having a fleet of vehicles at her disposal lent me one of her cars. Really kind of her - she heard what I had done and that very evening turned up with this car which she said I could keep as long as I needed it.
Saturday I went down to see Reidski. I was very on edge driving what with having crashed the previous day, and not being in my own car. I met him in north London and drove across the river to his place. It was with relief that I parked safely outside his flat and I said something like 'Phew - made it in one piece.' He asked me if I was alright now, and lent over to give me a kiss. Now I am not saying the earth moved for me because of this kiss - but the car certainly did.
Seems the hand brake wasn't very tight on this car. Neither of us noticed the car was gently rolling down the hill until there was a bump - as the car came to a rest against the bumper of the car parked in front.
It was without doubt the worst moment I have had in Reidski's company by a thousand miles. I felt physically sick, my legs went to jelly, and I had to force myself to get out and see what I had done.
There was no damage to the other car but there is a scratch on my friend's which I shall have to sort out.
Just the two car accidents in two days then. I am doing well.
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