Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nicola's Supermarket Bag's Second Rule of Christmas.

However hard you try to start the Christmas drive 'home' early, you will always leave later and you will always forget something important.

For me this drive is from Wellington to Gisborne, all 531 windy km. It usually takes 7 and a half hours, but with a heavily laden car it will probably take longer. I am just about to make a thermos of coffee and load up the final things. It will be a long day.

I will let you know what I forget.


  1. Your map shows the car going backwards. It will take longer like that.

  2. No, if you look closely there are movement lines coming out the back of the car. It is just my drawing skills are so spectacular the back looks like the front and the front looks like the back.

  3. Whew!
    Thank Jaspar for that.
    I was worried that you wouldn't get to see the bright lights of Gisborne for at least a couple of weeks.

  4. I'm worried how many cars will fit on that line. Will cars coming the other way be able to pass?

  5. Curmudgeon-
    Why are you thanking Jaspar? What's he or she got to do with anything? You should be thanking me for explaining my incredibly obvious picture to you. But thank you for your concern I am now safe in Gisborne.

    I have amended my picture to show you the answer to your concerns. Look carefully.

  6. There's too much Union Jack on that flag for my liking.