Holiday – from Naples to Sorrento

Because we decided to rent a car in I had done my homework and printed out Google maps and directions to get me from the airport to the hotel. I also had an old Naples map from when we last visited and bought a new map of Italy that covered the southern parts.

We picked up the keys and were told to take the special hire car shuttle bus that would take us to the car, which we did. Thus we found ourselves in a large car park, somewhere in Naples, with a left hand manual gearbox car, and a handful of directions that were no longer relevant!

We set off looking for the A3 which would take us along the bay of Naples, skirting the west side of Mount , and on to . All we found were signs for the Autostrada and the A30. I knew that we didn’t want the A30 as it would take us around the other side of Vesuvious and down to or North to . With hindsight we should have just got on the Autostrada as the directions would have been better and we would have probably found our way a little quicker. Also had we followed on to Salerno, we would have gone the wrong side of Vesuvious,and travelled a little further, but we would have been closer to our intended target. However, we started driving looking for the correct motorway, the A3.
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One of those mornings…

It took me 2 hours to get into work; 2 hours for a 45 minute journey. So I was a little rattled when I got to work.

However, worse than that… Victoria called me to let me know that our friend Gail has been in a head on collision as she headed home from the school run. I guess it’s a small consolation that her daughter was not in the car. Anyway, hope you are ok Gail! Take it easy, and I hope the neck and back don’t give you too much grief over the next few days.

However, we all know that you didn’t like the Megane; it’s a rather drastic way of getting it replaced! đŸ™‚

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3 Car Shunt

Police Rapid ResponseI was in the middle of a 3 car shunt this morning, feeling a bit ‘odd’… a bit dazed and confused more than anything else. Neck feels a little pulled and I’m a little muggy.

Anyway, A car ran into the back of me while I was in the fast lane of the motorway – this caused me to hit the car in front. Damage to front and rear bumpers… no major damage other than the bumpers needing replacing.

The stupid thing was; we were made to wait by the motorway patrol until the police came and allowed us to drive away safely… this caused 20 mins of tail backs. However, we could have pulled away immediatley as there was nothing in front of us iin the fast lane anymore, and the traffic around us was now going slow!!!!!

Daftness

Credits: Picture taken from Uk Emergency

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Strangely Sensitive New Year

I was doing some site stats checking with Google and found a link to my site from the blog Venusberg. The archive link is from 2001.

Now Dan Griffiths, I think that’s his name, seems a intelligent enough chap, his blog in general is interesting enough to read, but I found it odd that he should choose to take a pop at me…

…but has still found time to write an unbelievable amount of terrible poetry and spawn a wain. Which means he must have had sex at least once. Well, probably, anyway.

Now, I’m not going to argue with his comment, there is indeed a large amount of terrible poetry on my site, I did after all write it in my mid to late teens, and I’m not particularly educated in the ways of literay rules and styles. Not to mention the fact that I am crap at English Language; but I still found it odd that he should randomly use me as his jibe of the day.

I can only presume he found the site because of Lords of Midnight and decided I was cheap content for his blog. It seems it was/is his MO as ParallaxView states…

Dan Venusberg is normally a man seemingly content to fritter away his intellect making cheap digs at minor bloggers,

Although I wasn’t actually blogging back then…

The upshot of all this is that it actually pissed me off! Now I’m not a man prone to sensitiveness and self esteem issues, but I actually considered removing stuff from my website! What is all that about?

So Dan, Happy New Year and thanks.

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Lost

I’m pretty pissed today… I’ve only just picked up on that fact that SKY have snatched the rights to lost away from Channel 4. Up until now I had wrongly assumed that they were just showing them earlier like they do with so many other things.

This has really bloody annoyed me! I don’t have sky, don’t intend to have sky… so this means I know either have to buy the DVD’s or give in to piracy and start downloading them from the states…

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