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October 03, 2008



I recently visited Yorkshire in the North of England a week or so ago. Driving was shared out between my friend and I and on the way home I was mapreading and trying to get us onto the motorway. I know that I should have held map upside down, I know that now, but at the time sent us in totally the wrong direction and if the driver hadn't spotted this we would have ended up in Scotland instead of London. So we did an about turn and I suggested a short cut, foolishly the driver obeyed me and we ended up driving across Wadsworth Moor, in the sunshine, stunningly beautiful and I tried to look noncholant and said carelessly that I thought it was worth coming this way so we could admire the scenary. Of course that fooled nobody but we decided that OK we would enjoy the view when there was a pinging noise and the low petrol light went on. We were miles from anywhere...

I won't bore on any more but we made it to a petrol station in time and my co-driver looked at me and said 'Elaine you have many admirable qualities but but but.... map reading is not one of them'


Whatcha doin' trying to drink coffee that hot anyway? That would've burnt your tongue, too!


Remember, it's right turns on the way in, left on the way out. Or is that slightly old fashioned mazes?


You should not waste your time with MapQuest. Much better: maps.google.com. Give it a try.


You should not waste your time with MapQuest. Much better: maps.google.com. Give it a try.


LOL! Don't be so down on yourself for the chin burning incident. I think it's the manufacturers fault. Why can't they make their thermos holes more user friendly?

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