Tuesday, September 18

Not roses but not thorns either

Last week I wrote about how life was not all roses. Which for someone on holidays it was not exactly the post I was expecting to be sharing. To be quite honest even as I was writing I wondered if I was not tempting fate just a little. This week I feel like I have been somewhat punished. In a weird and hard to explain kind of way.

While I may have been a little hard done by and faced a little bad luck what I failed to mention and perhaps even internally acknowledge was just how blessed I really was.

You see for as much as it was terrible having a tyre blow there were many good things that also happened. Like the fact there was no further damage done to the car or more importantly us. We were also very fortunate in the fact we were able to quickly an easily get some new tyres.  Having a kind mother in law help to pay for some of the costs was also incredibly awesome.

As much as I may have tried to make last week's post humorous it was still essentially a poor bugger me post. One that was not really called for.
Because as I have since found out things can always get worse.

Yep, that's my car.

Being put on a tow truck. Unable to be driven until mechanical attention has been given. Turns it a flat tyre was the least of my worries.

I won't bore you with the details, partly because when they were being given my brain shut down and refused to take it in and partly because the details are, well, boring. And aside from all that it is all fixed now.

We were incredibly lucky and able to find a mechanic who was able to fix it without charging an arm or a leg. Which was a bit lucky because dinner the night before was a little more excessive than what we would normally have.

But oh so worth it.
An exquisite seafood platter for two. Would have been rather romantic had it not been for the kidlets tagging along. And the fashionable bibs the waitress gave us. I am sure you are disappointed I neglected to take a photo of that.

In between all the car dramas there have also been many a fun and wonderful time. The wedding was spectacular. As was Green Island and hanging with family I don't get to see very often. All of which I will get around to writing about as soon as possible.

In the meantime I am going to make the most of these last few days in this tropical paradise before I have to make the trip home to my own tropical paradise. While I do that, go and check out some of the other wonderful IBOT posts that have joined in with Jess for


  1. oh you poor thing car dramas are no good! that dinner looks real good though!

  2. Sorry about the car accident but glad to see u still finding the positive out of it all!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  3. Oh that crab looks amazing! It would almost shut out the noise of the kidlets ;) Sorry it was not so wonderful, but here's to things improving x

  4. oh the poor car...

    but I LOVE seafood platters and that looks SO DELICIOUS!!! Yummo..

    Safe driving hun! xx

    #teamIBOT was here to say hello!

  5. Good to see you looking on the bright side. What else can you do eh? x

  6. Oh Rhi! Glad things are sorted - but it is heartbreaking to go brought things like that at the time. Enjoy the final days of your holiday xxxxx


  7. The seafood look amazing! Take advantage of your holiday and spoil yourself. I'm sorry it was not perfect but at least things got sorted out.

  8. Oh no your poor car. Glad you got it all sorted out. Least you got to have a nice dinner out even if it was with the kids.

  9. Oh, noes! Must important thing is that no one was hurt or injured. That crab looks amazing! x

  10. I feel for you. But I'm also jealous! Green Island is a beautiful place to relax.
    Prue x

  11. Glad it was fixed and not too expensive. When I told Tim he was worried about for you!

  12. You took a great approach to the car. Some nightmare recently ran into mine and drove away. I can't even get it fixed until I'm away as I need it to drop poppet to school. It's going to cost $600 but when I thought about it, my child and her little friend, who were both in the car at the time, were safe and for the moment I have a good job so I can at least pay for it without too much pain. The seafood looks delish. Enjoy the rest of yr hols x

  13. Tyres were the bain of my existence 2 weeks ago! I feel your pain. But, like you said, at least it is fixed now.
    Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday :)


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