Tuesday, 28 August 2012
What happened today?
It is Diane's Birthday. Which is a silly thing to tell you because you have no idea who Diane is.
I drove Diane and Mo from Diane's house near Merseyside to Arras in France where I am writing this in my hotel bedroom on a computer that is thinking about running out of battery because I've left the plug converters in the car (silly me) and can't be bothered getting dressed to go and get them.
I have hardly ever driven down the M6 in the rush hour through Stoke without it being clogged up. Today it was a clear run. Then we used the M6 Toll Road and avoided the threatened heavy congestion around Birmingham. In fact even with a very leisurely morning coffee break we were down at the Channel Tunnel well ahead of schedule. Nearly 300 miles of relative motoring sanity. Almost unheard of in my experience on an English Motorway.
Then 73 kilometres in France on an Autoroute relatively devoid of traffic. The holiday had started.
Now fed and watered (with some red water) it's time for bed and a good sleep before the next leg tomorrow when, hopefully, I'll have something interesting to show you.
In the meantime here's one for Adrian:
How about that for a name of a falling-over-water establishment?