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Driving home for Christmas...

By NDODS    
After trawling my arc hives I came across this photograph which I captured a little while ago. As soon as I saw it I reminded me of my battered Red and Black Ford Escort which I drove home for Christmas Leave all the way from Germany. Chris Rea had just brought out his brilliant track "Driving Home for Christmas"

Driving home for Christmas

Oh, I can't wait to see those faces
I'm driving home for Christmas, yea
Well I'm moving down that line
And it's been so long
But I will be there
I sing this song
To pass the time away
Driving in my car
Driving home for Christmas

It's gonna take some time
But I'll get there
Top to toe in tail-lights
Oh, I got red lights on the run
But soon there'll be a freeway
Get my feet on holy ground

So I sing for you
Though you can't hear me
When I get through
And feel you near me
I am driving home for Christmas
Driving home for Christmas
With a thousand memories

I take look at the driver next to me
He's just the same
Just the same

Top to toe in tail-lights
Oh, I got red lights on the run
I'm driving home for Christmas, yea
Get my feet on holy ground
So I sing for you
Though you can't hear me
When I get trough
And feel you near me
Driving in my car
Driving home for Christmas
Driving home for Christmas
With a thousand memories

I hope that you all have a great and thank you for your most welcomed messages, comments and words of wisdom following yesterdays upload.

Regards as always Nathan

Tags: Wildlife and nature Shadowily Saturday

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
22 Dec 2012 9:42AM
The blur gives a sense of movement, nicely thought. Thank you for the lyrics.

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:46AM
Hahaha................ Like it, VrooooooooooooomGrin
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:52AM
Love the title. I like that you are reflected on his shiny back Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Dec 2012 9:53AM
Beetling off home Tongue. I always wanted a MkI Escort but never quite managed it.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Dec 2012 9:54AM
A super title, Nathan, he looks tired, maybe he's been travelling from Germany, too Smile Carol
22 Dec 2012 9:54AM
I agree with Nonur the blur does give a sense of movement.
- One of my all-time most fave artists, and I love that song.

abeeror2 5 23 Australia
22 Dec 2012 9:56AM
Oh if only you were driving a Beetle!SmileSmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:57AM
Like it Nathan


ps, one of my favourite tracks from Chris Rea.

alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
22 Dec 2012 10:16AM
I love the reflection in the ladybird's shiny back! Nice capture, pity we barely see ladybirds anymore locally. Damn over-development... Sad
Tibetan 5 3 England
22 Dec 2012 10:50AM
Reminds me a bit of my old VW special lol. same shape, nice one like it! regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2012 10:52AM
I hate that song!!!!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Dec 2012 11:17AM
Looks like a nice and sturdy vehicle that won't be prone to speeding ! A great capture Nathan.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 11:26AM
It reminds me of a little wind up toy SmileSmile
22 Dec 2012 11:33AM
Nice little ladybird.
22 Dec 2012 11:54AM
a well posed reflection in the is one NathanTongueWink dont know about driving home of Christmas but driving rain up here miserable

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Dec 2012 11:56AM
Now that song is running thru my head
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:09PM
One of my favourite songs this time of year combines well with the image, Nathan. Well thought out and presented.
Have a Merry Christmas.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Dec 2012 12:14PM
Great photo Nathan I had a crap car on my trips home from Paderbon. Did you know that Chris Rea thought of this song going home I think to Middlesborough from the Apple studios in London where he worked on Christmas Eve, thinking he was about to loose his house because of money problems! When he arrived home there was a letter with the first royalty check for Fool If You Think It's Over! He has not looked back since. thought this was a great Christmas story.

Have a great Christmas my friend.


AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:45PM
The title is perfect Nathan - I love that Chris Rea song too. Great image and very apt!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:48PM
Lovely idea, the green leaf as a micro-motorway...
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
22 Dec 2012 12:49PM
Perfect fit with title choice! I love Chris Rea's music!

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
22 Dec 2012 1:03PM
think it will be swimming home for christmas up here Nathan, hope you have a nice festive timeSmile

Bzox Plus
5 2 Bosnia And Herzegovina
22 Dec 2012 1:15PM
Excellent! Like a car on a highway.
Thanks on all your comments and Merry Christmas.GrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
22 Dec 2012 1:47PM
Love the title and the shot Nathan.
Happy Christmas to you.
a nice one well taken.

User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 2:25PM
This takes me back also driving back from Germany for holidays and using fuel vouchers in last BP station before crossing the border to use? ha happy days. Happy Christmas Bob
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
22 Dec 2012 2:28PM
I hope she'll take it easy just incase she get stopped by the Police for a breath test.
I wish you a Happy Christmas with your family,and also wish you a Happy and Healthy New year.Smile
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 2:30PM
Looks like he(she) has been gone over with a chamaois leather, lovely shine Smile

Thankyou for the votes on my Stonehenge Solstice series...I have managed to get out for the first time in ages .

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
22 Dec 2012 2:39PM
Wonderful image and the most perfect lyrics to go with it, Nathan. Ta SmileSmile

dudler Plus
14 690 1321 England
22 Dec 2012 3:10PM
The thumbnail said "starting out on a journey" before I read the caption...

Happy Christmas, Nathan, and may 2013 bring happiness, wealth, and health.
22 Dec 2012 3:24PM
Lovely image with a great title Nathan Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
22 Dec 2012 3:52PM
What a great title it fits so well we this lovely image Nathan and it's not the M25 death road i just wish they would drive at ladybird speed for Christmas so we all get
home. Nathan have a very Happy Christmas with all the family and stay safe.

22 Dec 2012 4:04PM
Lovely Macro Nathan. Is that your reflection I see on the ladybird? Brilliant. Two for the orice of one! Hope you have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Don
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Dec 2012 4:07PM
More of a VW Beetle than a Ford Escort, I think! Wink A great close-up however, Nathan Smile
Again, hope you have a great Christmas Smile
Trev Smile
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 5:00PM
Great close-up capture Have a great Christmas
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 5:26PM
Well capture and lovely song Nathan. Feliz Navidad to you and your family.Nice song too.
Knocks spots off the other Nathan Wink Thank you for your encouragement and comment on my images. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas. Janice
22 Dec 2012 5:32PM
Wonderfully presented with the write up.
Humblebee 5 1 England
22 Dec 2012 6:06PM
Lovely capture Nathan, and it's certainly a well polished little ladybug - great reflection as well ... Carol Grin
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 10:12PM
Great title Nathan and a well shiney ladybird, it's a bugs life in the slow lane, Peter..
Merry Christmas..
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 3:30PM
Luv the composition and subject, great title and my fav Christmas song.
You have a great Christmas, Nathan.
Well done, superb images this year.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
23 Dec 2012 6:03PM
Even ladybug rushes home for Christmas tableSmile
Wish you Christmas happiness,
Wish you Christmas cheer,
Wish you days and days of joy
Throughout the coming year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Nathan!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards valery
23 Dec 2012 11:44PM
Did you manage be on time, Nathan?SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Dec 2012 5:30PM
a wonderful poem from Valery for this joyful capture.
keep them coming
Merry Christmas to you and lots of light and photo opportunities for 2013
Jellyfire 6 41 4 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 8:01AM
Remember to always check your Rea view mirror when driving home for xmas
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Dec 2012 3:43PM
The little guy or gal pictured should be able to avoid those jams and tailbacks by flying home for Christmas! As usual I'm left to bring up the REA as there is loads of traffic in front of me!Grin
Great imagination ... I love this Chris Rea song & ladybirds are photogenic.. Nice combo

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