Yes, that was our Christmas Day. You would not believe the day we had.
This was how it all began.....
This is our front garden after a drunk driver lost control of his car and ploughed into it at 1.30am on Christmas morning.
Richard and I did not hear a thing but Emma whose bedroom is at the back of the house was woken up by the noise, so I don't know how we slept through it quite honestly!!!
Emma and Richard went to see if he was ok - he was, although understandably he was shaken. While we were waiting for the police, Richard invited him in and offered to make him a warm drink. Emma and I were upstairs looking at the mess from our bedroom when we saw the driver running like Forrest Gump up the lane - gone!!! There was no sign of him when the police arrived but they traced the vehicle and went to his house. He wasn't there (surprise surprise!!) but they were told that his sister had gone to collect him from where he was hiding. It took the recovery people over half an hour to get the car out of the hedge.
So this is now the view from our front room.
What a mess!!
He won't be prosecuted for drink driving as he was not there when the police arrived so they are going to find it hard to prove he had been drinking, as he will no doubt say that his sister or someone else had given him booze to calm him AFTER the crash and that is why he was over the linit. The police said that he could even have said it was us as we had offered him a drink (obviously not alcoholic) but he could have said it was, and then it was his word against ours.
So be warned - if you are ever unlucky enough to have this happen, don't offer anyone a drink - it could go against you. Unless they do the cowardly thing and do a runner - in which case they will only get done for failing to report an accident.
We are in the hands of the insurance people now - IF he was insured. It was a new BMW so I am hoping he was. The police are coming back on Monday and no doubt we will find out more then.
But did it end there??? Sadly not.
We got back to bed about 3am -ish and we were up again at 7am when Kyla, who had thankfully slept through it all woke up anxious to see if Santa had been. Well of course he had and he brought her lots of nice things and we had a lovely (if very tired) time opening our prezzies.
About 9ish, Emma went outside and noticed that her coat and boots which had been in her car were strewn up the drive. Would you believe it, at some point between 3am and 7am, some nice person or people (not what I want to call them, I cantell you !!) had come onto our property, ignoring the security lights, and nicked her handbag from her car.
She had inadvertantly left it open as she had been collecting prezzies for Kyla on Christmas Eve and got back about 10.30pm quite tired. In her haste to get them in the house, she had left her bag in the car and had fogotten to lock it. And we had forgotten to re-close our gate after the drunk driver incident. So I guess it was partly our own fault. But what sort of low life would nick from someone on Christmas Day?
Her bank card and credit card had both been used but only to the tune of £30 on each - they had been used to top up a mobile phone. In a way, it was good job the shops were closed as it could have been worse. Forensics have been out and taken away some evidence which they are testing and hopefully we might stand a chance of catching them!!!
But would you believe it - twice in the space of a few hours.
I don't believe the drunk driver realised what effect it would have on our day. None of us really had the energy to enjoy it and had it not have happened, then our gate would have been closed and the thief might not have chanced coming into the garden. No doubt it was the last thing he wanted to happen, but it was his choice to get in his car after he knew he had been drinking.
But anyway, we tried to make the best of it and one little sausage remained thankfully oblivious and despite having a nasty cold, enjoyed herself loads.
Ohh bless her
Please note that the drum kit was NOT from Richard and I. But I have to say that she plays it like a pro!!!! And she is clutching her doctors kit here, which she also loves, so we have taken it it turns to be 'poorly' lol xxx
Anyway, I hope that YOUR day was a lot better than ours - let's face it, it could not have been much worse.
See you soon with some non -Christmas cards. Ohhh thank God for that - I was getting elf, snowman and santa fatigue lol xx