The day started with a bit of news - Paul's photo is in the Arab Times along with a few classmates to highlight a project they have taken part in. It's called the Global Virtual Classroom and pupils around the world take part to learn about each others' cultures and build a website to showcase what they have learned. Paul and his friends have had a lot of fun with this and have made friends with pupils in the USA and Canada. He takes a good photo too although I might be a bit biased! Folding his arms and looking at the camera sideways on, I'm sure he'd make a great knitwear model or new James Bond!
And the views?
What can I say? It was tempting fate to publish my Wreck of the Week! Like London buses, you wait ages for one to arrive and 3 come along at once - or 4 in this case! I can only guess what happened but one of the other rubberneckers, sorry, bystanders, thought the hydraulic lift must have lifted as he was driving. I had two teenage boys with me (Paul and his friend) who thought this was great so they called on their friend in a building just behind to join us!
I'm not sure how they are going to make this bridge safe! A crane had arrived by now but the cars on our side of the road were slowing down to look. (We had parked in a street and went to look, standing by an open area between the bridge and a bus stop). And by the way this is the infamous 30 motorway again! I had a feeling that another accident might happen and sure enough there was a loud smash and grey smoke. I looked round to see this...
Three cars twirling like iceskaters on a rink. The boys were just walking towards me and saw the whole thing. Fortunately everyone involved got out of their cars unhurt. There was a traffic jam as far as the eye could see over the road and now the traffic behind this three car pile up came to a halt. There were bystanders taking shots with cameras and mobile phones. People had walked up on the bridge to take shots (they may have been the press) and cars were parking in the hard shoulders to get a better look (including one who reversed back to the anger of the police on the other side).
And what do you know, a friend (mum of one of the boys) was driving by and came over to say hello! Just another day in Kuwait!
Update : there are now 3 cranes keeping the bridge up and the road is backed up for miles!