Things aren’t going entirely according to plan, but we’re hoping that it’s a recoverable situation.
Our plan for this weekend is camping – we’ve got three nights in Oxfordshire, I’ve booked Friday and Monday off of work for a long weekend.
The spanner in the works is that the car isn’t starting. The key won’t turn in the ignition. We’ve spoken to our trusty mechanic and he says it’s a known issue – there’s a buildup of gunge in the ignition barrel, and the hot weather causes… something to… do something.
Anyway, we’re hoping he can get it fixed today, and we can still get our three days camping, albeit starting later in the day than planned.
Today’s cocktails are in honour of those guys who do a good job and never let you down. The mechanic who’s been looking after your car for 10 years and saved your ass more than once. The plumber who stayed late to finish the job. We salute you. Your cocktail selection should be an old staple, something you keep returning to. And if you have a pertinent anecdote to attach, please do.
I’m hoping we’ll be under canvas by this afternoon, so there will sadly be no follow-up post. However, please don’t let this dissuade you from joining in, because Karen’s calendar for next week is empty and a good turnout this week might increase the chances of an old-fashioned cocktails one-two next week.