I am writing this on the go – as I’ve not had any time to just sit and chill out for a while.
When I left work and arrived in Hua Hin, I sulked for a week as it pissed down with rain.
I went off to Pattaya for a weekend (with GM) – and it rained. My return ferry trip to Hua Hin was cancelled a few hours before departure with only 40% refund given (more on that later).
Off to the UK – which had been planned for a while. I had a lot of things to do with my cars and bikes. I bought a Lotus Esprit Turbo for my b’day and had a light restoration done on it. It was time to pick it up. I also bought a motorcycle which needed collecting from the shop and booked my Harley and Ducati 916 in for a service too. Lots to do, little time to do it. I planned, organised and arranged everything down to the specific hour. Planned for months.
Why did I bother? The Lotus wasn’t finished. Won’t be for another week. The motorcycle wasn’t ready – won’t be for another week. The Harley shop was closed on the day I took it in and when I called the owner, he informed me he had forgotten and was away for a few days!
The Ducati was given a fresh bill of health and I had a ride planned with a pal. I even ordered a bright yellow Ducati Leather Jacket to wear so I looked the part.
All was going well for about half an hour – and 1) the fuel cap vibrated lose and covered me in petrol (I only noticed when my balls were stinging) and 2) the poxy thing broke down. Battery dead and not charging. So that cost a few bucks to get recovered back to my garage.
The next day my Jacket arrived… 3 days after it should have been.
Nothing. NOTHING has gone right so far.
You thought I was miserable in Hua Hin? Well that’s nothing to compared to my misery here in the UK at the moment.
At least the weather is good.
Miss Tim and I have managed to go for a ride on my new KTM for a few hours – and today we’re off to London with the roof down to go drinking along the River Thames.
It’s a sad state of affairs when you have a better time at work than you do on your time off.
I am putting this all down to one bad month off. The next one will be better. I am off to Angeles City in November. Surely I can find some happiness there?