It was my birthday on Saturday (bonfire night). Last week my wife, youngest and I went into town to do some shopping. My wife had an operation 6 weeks ago, so she is unable to walk very far. As a consequence, rather than parking in our usual place, I parked outside Loch Fyne first so that she could pop in and buy some vouchers. While I was waiting in the car, a woman drove into the side of my car whilst trying avoid another, forced to brake hard because of her action.
My car went into the garage on Thursday, but Audi had ordered the wrong part so told me to keep the courtesy car until Monday. I took my youngest swimming this Saturday morning, my birthday. While walking back to the car, I couldn't help but notice there was quite a big dent in the rear passenger door. It appears some f@~#er had turned in or out of the next child space and hit the courtesy car.
All of this paled into insignificance later that afternoon when my brother-in-law phoned to give us devastating news that their baby 38 weeks in had passed away earlier and was delivered later. The emotions in our house were all over the place what with my birthday and the death of our new niece.
I feel shattered after everything that has been going on and the round trip to Bristol today to see them. As you can imagine, they look destroyed, but at least our little niece looked peaceful.
Lets hope things get better this week.