Memories of the M25 come flooding back!
I had a very memorable day last Friday – but rather one that I would forget…..crawling around the M25 at a snails pace, caught up in Friday/school holiday/roadworks activity!
Prior to starting Breckland Orchard I worked for Mars in Slough, and commuted there a couple of days a week, staying down one or two nights a week too. At that time the M25 was a second home and I knew its nooks, crannies and every shortcut known to man……its really not an unfamiliar route!
Last Friday I was heading down to Wales to visit my mum, with my two-year old in the back, when we ran into the mother of all queues. All in all I had a two and a half hour delay – not pretty for anyone, but pretty horrific with a toddler in the back! Mini-girl Martinsen was as patient as a saint [really she was!], but as the time dragged out even she was finding it pretty tough.
Bad memories came flooding back, and I reflected that a closure at the Elveden cross-roads or bumping behind a tractor pulling a trailer is as bad as it gets travelling around Norfolk. Phew! Never have I been so glad to get back to much more reliable road network.