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    At christmas we booked a date in our diary....7th August.... we arranged that 15 family members would meet at Forbidden corner in the yorkshire dales near leyburn. It is a fantastic , wonderful place set in gardens with laberynths and follys and water spurts and herb gardens and sculptures and door that lead into passages. You need to book to be able to go and we've been looking forward to going for ages. there were 10 of us going from South Cave and so we decided to go in two cars. Mum and dad, aunty Kath, her grandson and our Ollie in one and Chris and me along with Joe, Eden and aunty Kaths grandaughter who I met for the first time yesterday.
    We set off towards Leeds and turned onto the A1. Onm the way Chris pointed out where he'd had the blow out last week after hitting a huge bit of debris in the road. Well it seems that the debris did more than the tyre because we were overtaking and suddenly it was though we were driving a tractor. The gears etc just wouldn't have any effect and we drifted over the road avoiding all traffic into the hard sholder. We got the kids out and up the embankment and phoned the breakdown service and they said about an hour. we sat and sat and sat and then a police car came to see if we were ok and they got onto the breakdaown service. Joe finished reading Harry Potter and we sat and sat. Eventually the breakdown truck cam and winched the car on and then drove us off the motorway. He could see a cable dangling down under the car and we decided that much as we'd been looking forward to going to FCorner we'd be better going home. Tried all the way home to contact mum and dad to let them know that the icnic was returning to South Cave. dropped the car at the garage and then the nice recovery man drove us home. Eden was unconsolable and we ate the picnic and then decided it would be good to give the girls a treat. We took them to big fun activity centre to play (It's good there coz they let adults on it all too!!!)
    Anyway something in the exaust had come unthreaded due to getting water from the floods in a system and also being hit by the debris.
    What a day!
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    Oh dear - not a good day! Glad you didn't have a bigger incident on the motorway though!
    Have you been to Forbidden Corner before? I've heard of it cos my family live in Ripon and I just wondered what it was like.
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    • #3
      what a day you've had. Glad it was nothing to serious and that you are all ok.
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      • #4
        Car problems always so scarey!! Firstly the chance of an accident and secondly the potential bill to put it right!!!!!!!!

        Pity you missed out on Forbidden Corner though - really fantastic place to visit!!
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        • #5
          Sorry you missed your day out - cars are great - when they are working - but when they aren't aaaarrrrggghhhhhh! And the weather was lovely too after all the flooding but at least you are all safe after coming off the motorway.

          Sorry

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Heidijw View Post
            Car problems always so scarey!! Firstly the chance of an accident and secondly the potential bill to put it right!!!!!!!!
            we were pleased that the bill for the car repair was only £30.00 Can you believe it!!!!

            Forbidden corner is fantastic. I have been three times before. It's great if your children can walk. Buggies are harder to get around it. There are exciting things to see round every corner and because you have to book, it is never too busy. It is like you have entered Narnia and round every corner there is a ruin that liiks as though it has been there forever. gates that only open in one direction. Illusional tunnels that get smaller and smaller, underground grottos, there are water spurts every now and then that catch you out so a change of clthes is a must!
            full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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            • #7
              Right - I might consider it when Tara gets bigger.
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