one step at a time.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Travelling Journals & other news

Craftiness ahoy!

I like to make things - think it's one of the reasons I do Brownies still (despite many hassles involved).

A few weeks ago I asked Uschi to be part of her project:

"I would like to find 12 people who each start a journal writing/drawing/painting/glueing/sewing something about their part of the world, the way they live, the art they do, the things they like

After one month, the journals should travel to the next participant...and... so... on....

and...after 12 months they will come back to their author, like a small ( or big) all-around-the-world-treasure-box, filled with emotions, impressions and inspiration.

Well it seems I was promoted from the reserve list - and the project is now afoot! I believe that Uschi is still looking for a couple of participants if anyone feels like some hard work.

Other news: The gig last night was great fun. I went to the pub afterwards, as most of the people playing were friends of mine. My boyfriend met me before the gig, and came to the pub afterwards. I asked him what he would like to drink at which point he said "oh, I don't know. I brought the car, but I could just leave it here. I wouldn't need to pick it up til 9.30 according to the meter". So I bought him a beer. SEVERAL beers later we left by taxi.

This morning we left to pick the car up at around 9am. We got off the bus at Great Western Road (where he had left it) to find NO cars parked. My immediate thoughts were: It's been towed. Or stolen.

I guessed correctly with 'towed' - and when I checked the parking meter I discovered that he had parked in a no parking zone(between 7am & 9.30am). I can see how he made the mistake, as the no parking zone description was written in smallprint under a big sign that read:

CHARGES EFFECTIVE 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

list of charges

no parking zone 7am-9.30am, 4.30pm-6.00pm

SO I feel quite sorry for him. I phoned the council and found the address of the vehicle pound. We went there, coughed up £135!! then took our car home. So what if we are back to celery for dinner every day - things could be worse!


Akelamalu said...

This sounds a bit like Mike's Homefront experiment. I've been silly enough to volunteer for that, so I've got enough on my plate. Good Luck to you.

Annelisa said...

First part sounds fun... I shall follow your crafty events closely :-)

What I'm curious about,though, is the parking meter... I just don't get it. So,

from 7am to 9.30am = No Parking
from 9.30 to 4.30pm = parking with charges
from 4.30 to 6pm = No parking

What happens between 6pm and 7am? Can you park then?

oooohhhhhhh, right, I get it. He thought because there was no charges until 9.30am, he could leave the car then until that time!! Riiiight, goddit! (doh!)

That's pretty steep though, £135, isn't it! Yoikes, back to celery again.... NNNNnnnnnoooooooooooOOOOOooooo!!!!!

kailani said...

I think it was very responsible for both of you not to get into that car after drinking. Yes, things could have turned out a lot worse.

Gattina said...

That's disgusting ! a real money trap for the council !
I picked up yesterday our new kitten Rosie ! Now my peaceful days are over ! I will post about her this morning.

Queenie said...

Mmmmm, thats expensive, I wonder what they do with all that money???

TopChamp said...

Queenie - Continual road works on ALL major thoroughfares in Glasgow. I think.

Akelamalu said...

That was an expensive night out! :(

the108 said...

That sucks!!!! Can you contest it?

Travis said...

That's harsh. They should make the signs clear.

But at least the car wasn't stolen. That would have cost a lot more than the 135!

Duncan Heaney said...

You berks.

that frolicsome kid said...

The "No parking" information was written in smallprint. That's just plain mean! =P

At least everything was fine in the end. *phew* I was afraid it would get stolen or something worse. Oh well! =P