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Friday, December 22, 2006

Last Post

Last evening my mother flew in from the UK (her arms were very tired) to spend Christmas with us and to accompany us on our holiday to Florida. Luckily she flew in from Bristol and not Heathrow, as the London airport has been fog bound for days. Many flights have been cancelled, creating havoc, and causing heartache for a lot of travellers over the festive season.

Our travel problems started when we returned to our car and it wouldn’t start. The engine turned over lovely, but it sounded like none of the plugs were firing. After flooding the engine a couple of times we resorted to calling the ADAC to come help us, but they reckoned they would take an hour to reach us. I didn’t try to start the Octavia again for 30 mins and at the next attempt it fired up ok. Mrs H promptly cancelled the call to the ADAC and we headed home to Marburg. Whilst leaving the car park the engine idling speed was extremely high for about a minute and then settled down, so I suspect the engine management unit is starting to get a bit flakey. Fortunately the new car arrives in February, and this one is effectively (traded in) sold already.

This is probably my last post before Christmas, so the seasons greetings to everyone, and I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Anonymous Maribeth said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to the Haddock household!

December 22, 2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger EuroTrippen said...

Merry christmas & have fun soaking up all that balmy Floridian weather!!

December 22, 2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Wishing you Christmas cheer, lights and joy through the fog. :)

December 22, 2006 3:02 PM  
Anonymous deepblue said...

Merry christmas and a really happy and good new year, dear brother-haddock-in-law out of the deep blue! Hope to see you very soon and we all wish you and your family all the best and a nice holiday!

December 22, 2006 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy your family Christmas in the sunshine. I was in Florida in October.... you should go to Kenndy Space Centre, awesome stuff. We even got to see a launch!

December 22, 2006 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family.

December 22, 2006 10:46 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Merry Christmas to the Haddock family! Glad your mum was able to get there without any trouble. Soak up some sun for all us poor slobs who are staying here for the holidays. :-)

December 23, 2006 12:23 AM  
Blogger Orange-X said...

Merry X-Mas Haddocks! Enjoy the trip to Florida. Wishing you all "einen guten Rutsch" and look forward to reading you again in the new year.

December 23, 2006 5:47 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas and I wish you all the best in the New Year! Enjoy the holidays!


December 23, 2006 5:58 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Wishing you and the Haddock family a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2007. Have tons of fun in Florida!

December 23, 2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

A Happy Christmas to you too mate and I will drink a beer for you as well!

Kind Regards


December 23, 2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Merry Christmas to you as well :-)

December 24, 2006 6:39 AM  
Anonymous lillian said...

Enjoy the holidays.. merry christmas :-)

December 24, 2006 6:47 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Hope you have a great vacation in sunny Fla. Mr. Haddock. Santa G, the baby dolls and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year. :)

And may the new car come quickly!

December 24, 2006 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas :)

December 24, 2006 7:54 PM  
Blogger heza said...

Wishing you and your family a happy holiday and warm welcome to Florida. It's a warm Christmas this year. Some thing I'm pretty happy about :-)

December 25, 2006 5:23 AM  
Anonymous JC said...

Merry Christmas!!!

December 25, 2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

merry christmas and a happy new year to you! Thanks for stopping by while I was away... :)

December 26, 2006 2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Florida? I am soooo jealous! Say hi to my Grandma for me, while you are there. She is down in Tampa! Heheehehehe! Hope you all have a wonderful time.

Wishing you a merry Christmas and all the best in the new year.

Buon natale!

December 26, 2006 10:31 AM  

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