It was a dull morning with no immediate prospect of change. Consequently I donned the headphones, switched on the laptop and escaped into the world of Breaking Bad – I am up to Season 4, Episode 7. As the series progresses Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is developing a disturbing likeness to my middle son – fortunately the connection is purely visual.
This was followed by a trip to Manoir Automobile Du Village De Loheac – heaven! How I have missed this on previous trips to Brittany I do not know. Naturally the displays have a distinctly Gallic flavour but this is of no consequence. The highlights are the Ferrari section, a full Formula 1 grid, a glorious collection of Group B rally cars and a carbon fibre tub to climb into and pretend 🙂 Outside there is a rallycross stage and a tarmac circuit – some distance from their natural home, three NASCAR Chevys of unknown vintage were circulating at about seven tenths.
This video captures perfectly the wondrous insanity that was Group B Rallying – listen for the “Dear God” exclamation at about 4 minutes 45 seconds – quite restrained considering:
It’s good to remember old friends…..
The icing on the cake was a trip to Caden Golf Course under a perfect sky. A nine hole course with eighteen hole prices it was, nonetheless, a very enjoyable round – at just under 6000 yards over eighteen holes it is a testing tract with some quite alarming tee positions, particularly the second.
Throughout this perfect day, the beloved followed, uncomplaining 🙂
Just a perfect day
you made me forget myself
I thought I was
someone else, someone good
Looks like it was a boy’s day for sure. I admire your wife’s fortitude. 🙂
I had lots of ‘shoe shop credits’ in the bank 🙂
She deserves a medal, Robin 🙂 Payback for the shops, huh!
You got it one Jo 🙂
So many toys out of the box at once. Maman should be imposing rationing 🙂
Just making up for lost time – nearly but not quite ‘À la recherche du temps perdu’
Definitely not a Proustian moment, Robin. You were clearly having far too much fun. Much as I enjoyed reading A la recherché, it always put me to sleep after 2 pages.
I confess I never got beyond the first 50 pages 😦
Thanks Malin, a very self-indulgent day 🙂
Because you’re worth It 🙂
Finally seen the Youtube video now I’m back from Turkey and Erdogan’s rather weird decision to block Youtube (Twitter worked fine). A great 7 minute distillation of Group B. Amazing to think that two of the drivers in those clips went off and became MEPs, of all things….
Insane wasn’t it – not sure it was entirely sensible to drag you young ones onto a Group B special stage at Cirencester but I blame Tim 🙂 Memorable though – must find those pictures – will be in touch soon. Off to play golf in Yorkshire today – a tough life.