My car broke down yesterday. It's the automatic gearbox, which is never cheap. It's going to be off the road for at least a week, I'm told. Ed says we can hire a car for a week, which would be very good. Where we live there is no way to walk anywhere, certainly not with kids in tow.
We live on the outskirts of the village, on a small crescent surrounded by a large dairy farm. The crescent opens on to a country lane with no footpath. The village centre is 2 miles away.
Today I am just sitting at home waiting for the garage to call. Well, I'm not just sitting, there's laundry to do, cleaning, keeping the kids occupied, not to mention the large pile of essays to be marked.