Category Archives: Out and about

Brean and Duluth

The mobile billboard standing in a field beside the M5 motorway is unambiguous in its claims, “Unity,” it declares, “the South-West’s Premier Resort.” Without wishing to detract from the claims of the complex at Brean Sands, it is not hard … Continue reading

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Mrs Warboys Weekends

The M5 will be at a standstill.  It is a Mrs Warboys weekend. On Mrs Warboys weekends, the entire populations of large cities decide it is the very moment for the whole family to jump in the motor car and … Continue reading

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Only one idiot

I strongly object to it. It must have appeared in the last week or so. I tried to recall the last time I had driven on the road from Othery to Aller. Maybe it was the Thursday after Easter, driving … Continue reading

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Jammed

The traffic bulletin on BBC Radio 2 warned of northbound congestion on the M5 motorway. The tailback stretched from Junction 20 for Clevedon to Junction 27 for Tiverton, some forty-five miles. The presenter said that there was not more than … Continue reading

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Why would you go to Glastonbury?

The balance of the payment for this year’s Glastonbury Festival was due to be paid on Monday. Being able to afford the £250 price of the ticket only means having paid one small part of the cost: there is still … Continue reading

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