Friday, 30 March 2012

The one sports car family

Ever since I mocked Jason and his beloved Peugeot sports car on the blog, I've been cursed by narrow escapes and car accidents. Karma, with a French accent, is out to get me.

Seriously, I think I've been jinxed given the amount of bad luck I've had.

Two weeks ago, I  narrowly escaped a head-on collision with another car. The other had car veered onto the wrong side of the road as it was hurtling down a hill. The car swerved to miss me, flattened a traffic sign and and crashed onto a nearby roundabout.  The driver was unharmed but very dazed. He'd just finished work (it was 6.30am) and didn't know what had happened until I told him my version. I think he may have fallen asleep at the wheel and woke up at the last minute. It was a lucky escape.

Unfortunately last week I wasn't so lucky...I gave way to a bus which was moving back into traffic when I was hit from behind. 

Bam, crash, and boo hoo!

Image from here
Such a sickening feeling. The car that hit me crumpled and was another write-off.  My car was mangled from behind but was still operable. Everyone was okay and everything was amicable, it really was a minor ding (although it didn't feel like it at the time) which has left a lot of damage to both cars...Both cars had to be taken to the mechanics to be repaired.

But how freaking inconvenient. Particularly as our second car is the family un-friendly Peugeot sports car. The last week or so has been interesting in terms of trying to get around. Let's just say there has been a lot of walking involved and a lot of filthy looks in Jason's direction (and not the sexy-time looks he normally receives, if you know what I'm saying...) as he's cruised past me in his car. 

They say bad luck comes in threes. So, what's next? Should I be worried? I feel a bit spooked. Who wants to go on an Easter road trip with me?


  1. Glad that you are OK. What a terrible experience. I'm sure that nothing else will happen...take care X

  2. Oh no!!! Good to hear everyone was OK. I was driving this afternoon (to pick up the Peugeot, which had been at the service centre for ANOTHER 2.5 weeks) and saw an accident unfold in front of me. As a result, I drove very very slowly for the rest of the afternoon - no doubt annoying the rest of the drivers around me. Hilarious about the looks your husband has been getting. Have a nice weekend. Fifi

  3. oh no!! thank goodness you're ok.
    hope your car gets returned soon.
    and if there is a '3' to come - I hope it's minor.
    take care - all of you.
    cheryl xox.

  4. Thanks Kym. xx
    Fifi B - I can't believe you car is still having issues. I hope that will be the end of it for you. I'm driving like a right 'ol granny after I picked up my newly repaired car today too. xx

  5. Cheryl, you snuck in there while I was responding. Thanks. xx

  6. What a week. Here's to cheating karma's third visit.
    Thanks for the blog love. :)

  7. Glad you've got your car back, but you must be even more svelte than usual after all the walking, no?

  8. I think being sick was the 3rd thing Anita, you are safe now.

  9. Glad to hear you're ok.

    Lol@ sexy time looks :p


  10. So many emotions in one post - there I was feeling your pain and empathising, when you threw in the 'sexy-time looks' comment - hilarious! If there's a 3rd (unlikely) it'll just be how unlucky Jason is feeling at the lack of 'sexy-time' looks!

  11. Good grief. There's nothing more horrifying than being hit or hitting something in a car ... and so much damage can be done so easily.

    Glad to read you're okay. Pain in the bum getting cars repaired etc.

    I love giving filthy looks!

  12. Sorry to hear about continuing car issues in the Fun & VJ's household. The most important thing is you are ok.

  13. Glad to hear you're ok, and hearing about all your Peugeot troubles reminded me of a song

  14. Oh thanks everyone. Yep all is fine and I'm happy our car is fixed now.

    And Nick, Now that song is our new anthem. Pure gold. xx

  15. oh no, you've had a bad time of late darl! glad to hear all is ok though.

    and that fence is looking awesome. good luck with getting all those boards finished in time! xx


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