Despite the snow that swirls menacingly around my window sill and the bitter frost that glazes my windows, I crave an escape. The world would stand still and I would walk into another dimension, where time and space would draw to a halt, where time would stand still. In the dead of night, a mystery itinerary would be drawn up, escaping the big city, one click at a time. No one would be none the wiser, but us two, who would leave behind our grown up responsibilities and plunge into a magical irreality, where the concept of ‘adulting’ would be left behind in the past. We would see stretches of golden sand, juxtaposed by crystal blue waters, where children would gasp with delight on nearby rides. Ice creams would loll lazily across the sandy shore and the seagulls would pluck lollipops out of sticky children’s hands. But as we drive by in silent engines, the golden sand would fade into darkness, where the soft lull of night would rock us into peaceful slumber, until we awoke in a new land, permeated by rolling hills and crystal clear lakes. The soft hoot of an owl, would have us rubbing our eyes blearily as we wake up as if by surprise, hugging our secret to ourselves, with pride and joy. Because thanks to Drivy UK, our dream of escaping the big city has come true.
24 Hours Earlier…
The snow was forming in rapid droves, circling my house like crows and I stared glumly at my computer, waiting for an opportunity that would whisk me away. I would watch the anxiety dissipate under the heat of the golden sun, whose rays would lick away my wounds and replace them with happy sprinkles, in a land where magical pink unicorns existed. My friend and I would disappear for a day or two to recharge our batteries, exploring a world outside of our computer screens, where the only thing that mattered was how much fun we would be having. But without a car to my name, my dream of exploring the country lay in eternal slumber, waiting for the moment that Drivy UK would muscle in with a twinkle in their eyes, telling us that our chariot cars await. They would be glossy and smooth cars that sparkled in the sunlight, as the driver would fling over their keys and watch us take the wheel. Within 10 minutes our magical car would be booked and we would be off on an adventure, escaping the big city one drive at a time. Lo and behold how simple it would be, our profiles would be verified, our bags packed in minutes and for one day only, a car of our choice would be waiting to take us to a far flung destination.
We pondered over where we would go; would it be a beach retreat, bathed in sunshine and rainbows or would adventure beckon us instead, swathed in jagged cliff edges and outstanding natural beauty? Only time would tell, but we put a date in a diary, April 8th, a Sunday, a weekend where anything could happen. Would we choose a BMW flash and elegant or would a more understated car be our ticket to escaping the big city? Colour swam before our very own eyes, reds mixed with navy’s were a very attractive combination indeed. The rides were new, no more than six years old, with my eye roving over a particular Lexus GS hybrid that exuded luxury and class. A saloon car if you will, made in 2014, a feast for the senses in jaw dropping red.
You could almost see your reflection in its glossy sleek door, and I envisioned us riding like royalty, injecting colour into the soulless paths that we had left behind. I was never given the chance to drive growing up, but I imagined the sun beaming down on us both, as my friend took the wheel and I basked in the adventure, cruising around the countryside lanes as we patrolled the countries finest points. We would ravenously scavenge hot crispy chips on Brighton Pier, relishing the crunch and pop of the chips as we chewed them in our mouths. We would drive past the Loch Ness Monster in the Scottish Highlands, playing a game of hide and seek as we dove into her frosty waters. And lastly we would search for Dinosaurs in Jurassic Coast, picking up the fossils that they left behind in their demise.
Then, as the night draws to a close and the sun begins to go down, we would come back, a silent journey of meditation and tranquil thought. Dreamless dreams would float on by and we would sink into our beds, exhausted at last, waiting for our next chance to escape the big city, when the call to start our new adventure would be waiting to be grasped with both hands. Next time we would escape the country altogether and take a road trip into Paris, eating croissants under the allure of the Eiffel Tower. Or maybe we would drive into snowy mountains, trekking through ice and fire, for an adventure that the White Walkers would be proud of. Whether we take our next adventure, abroad, in the UK or into a magical world that doesn’t exist, only time will tell. But for now keep your eyes peeled for Faded Spring’s and Corrine’s escape from the big city, coming to a town near you…
If You Could Have A Car Rental For A Day Where Would You Go And Why?
Please note this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Drivy UK but all thoughts are my own and are not affected by monetary compensation.Stock images are used in this post.
How To Use Drivy UK
Drivy UK is very simple to use; all you do is register and sign up to create an account, before selecting the car that you would like to drive (or have a friend drive) which can be booked in as little as 10 minutes. As Drivy UK have an app you are even given the option to create your car rental booking from the comfort of your smartphone, meaning less hassle and more fun time on the road. You even have the option to book ‘family’ , ‘saloon’, ‘4 x 4 ‘ and city cars meaning the chance to hire cars when you need them as opposed to paying out for cars that you will not use. As I live in London, I have access to fantastic transport links but when it comes to escaping the big city, trains are a great option but do not give you as much freedom as a car would. Which is why Drivy UK appeals so massively to me, because it enables me and my friends to hire out cars without the costs of having a ‘full time car’. Plus we are also insured by Drivy UK who protect us in the event of a breakdown or accident, meaning less stress on our shoulders.