Our voyage started with a nice morning trip to the airport to catch our plane to Liverpool.
We had three weeks arranged in the UK - first at the UFM Family Conference, then split between family and friends in South and North Wales, then to Aberystwyth for the Annual English Conference of the Evangelical Movement of Wales.
Now holidays are one of my most stressful times.
I hate leaving the house unoccupied.
I hate hiring a car.
I hate so much about it.
But this time we left some Dutch friends occupying the house and I had been directed to the Which Magazine best car hire website which gave me a bargain deal on a car from a firm called GreenMotion. Hem hem.
So we booked it. On getting to Liverpool we had to phone the company to arrange to be picked up and we found some very friendly guys who chatted with us about our work in France and about the need to believe in God. They were Muslims.
The car was a Honda Jazz and it was splendid! The colour was a pain - a kind of pearl white which invited birds to poo on it - but it was small, roomy, very easy to park, comfortable, economical - and thankfully we had safe and uneventful journeys in it.