This morning was one of those.
Car #1 - "Hang on" says Simon "This is leaning really far to the right. Something is wrong." Stop. Check tyres to see if there is a flat. Get back into car. Nasty grinding noise continues. Drive 50m up the road, turn around, drive home and stop.
I know - there's another car in the garage.
Car #2 - "Hmmm. I am turning the key and nothing is happening other than the lights blink on." Bother, the battery seems to be nearly completely flat. Bother again. (Or at least words to that effect).
Bicycle it is then...
...and phone the AA on return. I've given them much of my money over the past 8 years - so they'd better come through.
However, expensive car repairs are not what I need in ski season.