Dusting off the Cobwebs

After the winter break it’s always nice to get the first significant drive under our belts. Last weekends trip to Liverpool provided the chance to Dust off Audrey’s Cobwebs. Fresh from a winter maintenance schedule that included servicing and general body repairs, Audrey is running rather well. However, in precautionary fashion I had Audrey hauled up to Liverpool before the booking. We loaded her up on Thursday afternoon and made an early 5.30am departure on Friday morning. We reached Lymm services on the M6 by 9am, unloaded, had breakfast, then Audrey and I made the last 25 mile journey to Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, where we played films to Students during the afternoon. Turns out the University has its own Record Label and we were playing a number of music videos of their bands. A very impressive selection.

In the evening I parked Audrey at a lovely country pub called the Sandpiper. Thank you to Dominic the landlord for the overnight parking space and also feeding us so well. We then stayed at the Brook Farm B&B run by Marty and Lorraine. We had the most wonderful reception and the accommodation was lovely. We couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

In the morning it was an early start and we made our way to the Albert Dock in Liverpool. We set up next to the Pump House and continued to play the same music videos provided by Edge Hill University the previous day. We were there promoting the link between the University Record Label and the music festival Liverpool Sound City.

We had a wonderful day in Liverpool. Thank you all for coming on board during the day.

Liverpool were playing Arsenal in the evening and we unfortunately got caught in the post match traffic leaving the city. All was fine however and we got back to Brook Farm at around 8pm.

In the morning Audrey and I made the 160 mile journey back to Bicester Heritage. It was rather rainy for the first couple of hours but it only took 4.5 hours to get home. Only an hour longer than the trip up. Audrey is running well.

The next journey is this Thursday. We’re heading down to Totnes for their Transition Film Festival.