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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Slip Sliding Away

We had a lovely family outing yesterday, driving over the mountain to Sulby. There is a favourite Pub of ours there where we can always count on a delicious lunch. On the way back Hubby decided to take us by the scenic route.

"Hon?"

"Hmmn?"

"What did that sign just say?"

"Aw, it's okay, it's an ice warning, it's bound to have thawed by now.."

(I occasionally suspect I am a mite too trusting..)


The kids and I slithered behind, as hubby valiantly reversed the Tardis a mile back to turn around. Ah well, at least I thought to capture it all, in case of any insurance claim (wink).

Oh all right, granted, maybe I should have been a little more concerned about the very real prospect of hubby plunging down the 100ft drop on the other side, (guard rails? Don't be daft, this is Craggy Island, remember?) than to be fretting over losing our ride home, but hell - it was cold , and high heels don't do so well on black ice.

28 comments:

SJ said...

I wouldn't know haven't worn high heels ever. A better video would be you slip sliding in your heels me thinks.

Suldog said...

Oh, Lord. A mile in reverse? And the lot of you trotting along behind (in front, actually)? That's one funny image.

Not so much for you, obviously, but for me...

Shrinky said...

Ha! I believe you, sj..
Actually I didn't fall once - my kids did instead, as I used them to steady myself.

It sure gave me plenty to moan about later Suldog, so it had some fringe benefits.

Akelamalu said...

High heels in ice? I don't go out in ice even in flats! LOL

Not a Granny said...

And good times were had by all!!

:)

CHEWY said...

(giggle) I'd be yelling at hubby... all kinds of bad word names. Good thing it was still light out.

Scott from Oregon said...

Well, the good news is that you didn't make it on an episode of "Survived in The Wild"...

Though you could kill game with your stilettoes, I'm sure...

Pat Houseworth said...

Ice then Fog....even the 4 wheel drives, like my Jeep Wrangler, stink on either of those occasions.

Leslie: said...

Hell, I'm with you - no walking on that ice in heels! I'd have been hanging onto any bushes or shrubs on the non-cliff side of the road! Glad you made it home in one piece! Have a wonderful new year. :D

Fireblossom said...

For some reason this reminds me of a joke:

A man goes to the doctor with a headache. Doctor examines his dome and then says, "you need a brain transplant, but lucky for you I happen to have two available!" The doctor brings out two coolers. He opens one and says, "This one is a female brain...it costs 500 dollars." The patient has a look and then wants to see the other one. The doctor opens the other cooler and says, "This is a male brain. It cost a thousand dollars!" The patient grins and says, "Oh, I get it! because the male brain is so much bigger, right doc?" The doctor shakes his head and says, "No! It's cos the male brain has never been used!"

Mushy said...

Wow, this really is blow by blow blogging at its best!

Jorgo said...

Realism: - What's that sign?

Optimism: - Ice. But it will be gone by now.

Realism: - We might be soon, too!

Survival is the first goal. Well done in doing that!

Shrinky said...

Akelamalu, I had no intentions of going out in ice, either.. sigh.

You said it, not-a-granny!

OMG, Chewy, I hadn't thought of that, if it were dark it would have been one heck of a pickle to be in, wouldn't it? As for hubby, I reckon he had suffered enough by that time. Smile.

Y'know Scott, push come to shove, I think I just might be able to, at that!

Shrinky said...

Ah well Pat, I have little reason to complain when I see the likes of the weather conditions you often have to endure, and that's for sure.

Thanks Leslie, hope you have a lovely New Year too! Oh, I grabbed anything within reach, mostly the kids.. grin

Shay, laughing, you are an evil woman, that you are (and know some great truisms, too)!

Awww Mushy, I just love this camcorder, no one is safe around me now! x

Aw Jorgo, I like that spin - yup, so perfect. Welcome to my humble abode, good to see you in here.

Maddy said...

Blimey that was a near miss. I'm sure high heels would come in handy to break of and use as hand spikes to climb down!
Cheers

Shrinky said...

Hey Maddy, now there's a thought - bet you are really handy to have about in a crisis!

Mmm said...

I've found your site very interesting, knowing that you too moved away from the city and now in some remote area.

Wishing you a Happy New year.

Mmm said...

Shrinky, I went to grammar school in Putney and our address was SW7.

I hate to say this, but I don't even know where your island is for certain!!

NAVAL LANGA said...

HAPPY NEWS YEAR

MAY THE GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS YOU WISH

[CLICK BELLOW FOR THE CARD]
http://www.images.dgreetings.com/newimages/newyear/2005/new-year-floral1.jpg

~Babs said...

"film at eleven",,,,so glad you didn't end up on the evening newscast!

Happy New Year Shrinky!
(sorry I don't have a card)
:-D

Alex said...

Oh my!!! :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it.

Shrinky said...

Mmm, what an interesting blog name! Cornwall Gdns, Gloucester Rd, SW7 was where I shared a flat with three other girls when I first came to London - I lived in Putney for over 20ys, my children went to St. Mary's until age 7, then my eldest moved on to Shrewsbury House Prep School. Small world, huh? Smile.

Shrinky said...

Why thank you Naval, I hope 2009 brings you peace and happiness too.

Sorry babs, you can't come by here without a card (arms folded, nose in the air). Wink. Happy new year hon, hope it's a good one.

Thank you Alex, and you are welcome, it was a pleasure!

Les Becker said...

I SAW THAT ONE!!! I *HEARD* THAT ONE!!!! Don't know what the hell is wrong that I can't do either with the first one, mind you, unless it's just forever long, or something.

Shame that the first time I hear your voice, you're CRYING. ;-)

The Future Was Yesterday said...

High heels....on a sight seeing trip ending at a favorite pub? Only Wimmins!:P

What happens when you meet a car coming the opposite way? That road didn't look wide enough for two bicycles, let along cars!!

*Goddess* said...

I can see it won't be long before they're sorry they bought you that video camera..LOL!

Shrinky said...

I know Les, now you see me for the whiney moaning baby that I really am!

There are few passing spots Dan, it ws an on coming car that got us into that spot in the first place.

Oh Goddess, they already are, believe it!

Hilary said...

Oh geesh! You people are nuts! Are you sure you're not Canadian? ;) I'm glad you're all safe. :)