Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tabitha in Australia - Christmas - 1972.
By now, we'd toured a little on weekends, to Canberra mainly to visit family and friends, and we'd bought a home and our first born is enjoying life in a London Taxi. Although by now I think I had a Ford Falcon Station Wagon because 'Tabitha' had let me down terribly by failing her brakes going down a very steep hill at Brookvale... I went straight through red traffic lights at the bottom of the hill with my feet standing on the brake and pulling the hand brake full on. Tabitha wasn't going fast, I had managed to slow her but not stop!
Boy oh Boy! Nerys and I were lucky, if I were to sail through those same traffic lights today I would make a dreadful mess of not only myself but many others. There is a lot more traffic around now than back then.
I can still see the faces on the road workers nearby... A London Taxi going through red lights with a woman driving and a baby in a bassinet inside! LOL They did come over to offer help.