As the title suggests yesterday was QUITE a day. It started perfectly well with this beautiful weather we are all having here in sunny Derbyshire. I set off to pick Bailey's friend M up to come over for the day, we usually do this fortnightly but things have been busy so they haven't seen each other for a while. We met at the farm, which is about halfway between both our houses and I stopped the car to say Hi only to find it wouldn't start again two minutes later! Its the first time I have ever had to ring breakdown and they said someone should be with us within an hour. So I took the children around the farm, thank goodness for inner city farms and sunny days! There was a cafe and a playground so the children had a great time! Whilst we were waiting for breakdown, a chicken jumped out of its pen and the children saw it being stolen by an old lady! The children told a staff member and a chase of sorts went on to try and find said lady. At the same time our recovery van turned up and the car started without any problem! I felt rather stupid, I had tried it again whilst I was waiting but got nothing. Typical. So I apologised to my friend, who had very kindly waited at the farm with us, Bailey was disappointed not to have M over but I didn't want to risk getting her all the way home and then not get her back in time for her dentist appointment. I set off up a rather large hill, Sheffield is full of them! Only to find myself approaching a busy crossroads and having the car die rather dramatically. Arrrggghhhh!! I rang the recovery again and they said they would be with me again shortly, meanwhile a police riot van came passed me, turned round and then pulled up behind me, 3 policemen got out to help me push the car a bit more out of the way. Note to self-power steering is a must, so never buy a car without it! The steering wouldn't work because the car was dead. The police were very helpful. People kept stopping to stare though and it was very embarrassing. I have never been pulled over by police or towed home by recovery-so two firsts for me yesterday! The children thought it was FABULOUS though and announced it was officially the best day ever when we got inside the recovery truck.