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Saturday, July 10, 2010

As it transpires, YouTube's definition of a video which is no more than ten minutes long, is anything up to 10 minutes and 59 seconds. Which is useful to know when you're trying to pare down a twelve minute film into something usable. In the end I had to cut out Woodingdean. Which is something I'd like to do in real life. Those crossroads are a nightmare.

Anyhoo, here's the finished version of yesterday's commute from East to West Sussex, crossing the leafier parts of the county, through Ashdown Forest and beyond. Frankly you can't see Woodingdean for the trees...


You can turn off the adverts for Emergency Glaziers and Sussex Coach Hire by clicking the little 'X' in the top right hand corner. Unless you've currently got a broken window in your minibus, in which case help yourself.

Anyhoo, while I was in East Grinstead yesterday, Amelie was spending the day with her three-year-old cousin, a boy she clearly fancies with a passion. Frankly she can't keep her lips off him. Which is perfectly legal under British law. It's when they start having children that we need to be careful.

But in the meantime, Amelie spent a few hours yesterday afternoon hugging her older man, giving him lovely kisses, and cuddling the boy against his will. All of which was charming and delightful, until we received a phone call in the evening from Lisa's sister to say he'd just gone down with chickenpox.

According to the NHS Choices website (which ironically I felt obliged to consult), "it takes 10-21 days for the symptoms to show after you have come into contact with the virus", so we don't yet know if the chickenpox has crossed the road and got to the other side of the family. But I'm taking no chances: I bought a bottle of calamine lotion at Asda last night.

6 comments:

Phil's Mum said...

Personally, I'm keeping well out of the way for at least 3 weeks.  I don't fancy a dose of shingles (which is what us old people can catch from chickenpox.

Phil's Mum said...

Enjoyed the ride (always better when I don't have to drive!)  If only you COULD do it in under 11 minutes, I'm sure you would enjoy it more too!

Dave said...

Are you sure that wasn't a slow-mo tape of your sister's drive?

BS6 said...

<span>Your drivers side front tyre is under-inflated.</span>

與發 said...

Quietude is the crown of life.............................................................

'old' friend said...

Happy days! :)