The Holiday – Part 7

Finally Mum said we’re taking the scenic route then.



Dad just said Bloody rabbit back there – had to slam on the brakes…


…and then your Father stalled of course and the handbrake wouldn’t hold us… added my Mother.
I had a sudden picture of the two of them, point-scoring and squabbling (lovingly as my Mother described it; with feeling as my Father would add) right to the end, as they careered backwards off the road and into oblivion.
This was why I loved them. Their absolute adherence to what mattered: getting the last word in.
As the sheep had decided to move – and as Jamie and Ana were unstrapping themselves, intent on escape – Mum suggested I get back in the car and start driving before those two made a run for it. The truth was, she was bursting for a wee; refused to pee in a ditch and we all knew (from the holiday where Mamie pee’d herself) that she had limited powers of retention…
The satnav said 13 miles to Rosedale. Wouldn’t be long now…surely…
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One thought on “The Holiday – Part 7

  1. THIRTEEN MILES still to go?! I hope (from your readers' point of view) that they are as action packed as the last miles. On the other hand for your Mum I really feel.

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