My car is OK! John came back and took it out and there was nothing wrong!! What had happened was this……although it is an automatic, you can drive it as a manual car if you so wish. If it is in Drive or Reverse and you push the shift lever to the left, it turns it into manual mode! I must have done this by accident and I was in first gear and should have pushed again to go into second, third and fourth gears! Once I had stopped the car it went out of manual mode and so behaved normally when John tried it. He seemed to think I was rather dumb not to realise what had happened! I asked him why anyone would want to go in manual mode and he told me it would give an extra quick burst of speed for over taking. I was quite upset by the whole thing and did not need a lecture from him!
We are going to the Three Willows for a meal tonight and then to the Three Horseshoes for a drink afterwards. We heard that Paul, the landlord at the Three Willows is thinking of buying the Three Horseshoes and so I will do some gentle probing!
Now I am going to read my car’s instruction book from cover to cover so that I am aware of all these strange things it can do! Back tomorrow.