important things I learnt this weekend;
when you plan a weekend away that involves a Very Long Drive it is best to carefully check the calender not just to see if the weekend is free, but to consider what is happening the week before.
otherwise your plan to set off at 3.30pm is thwarted by a school trip which doesn't return until 5pm.
never mind you console yourself, the delay will allow the traffic to clear around the big city where there are always delays.....
when you are just about to leave the house to collect child from trip, and the pizza is cooking in the oven and the car is packed, that is when you will get the text from school telling you the coach is delayed.
when you get the next text telling you the coach is delayed by 3 1/2 hours, this is when you are allowed to have a little wail of despair and put the kettle on.
there will be time for a cup of tea after all.........
I never realized that late at night there is so very little traffic on the road.
In fact at 2am I'd actually describe the M25 as deserted.......
and when you can't find the cable to download the photographs of the weekend, this is when you find a host of forgotten draft posts filled with pictures of random objects, including these origami cranes, and for future posts I have a golden sparkling tree for you, and parents playing with kites, and more wooly things in a wood than you could dream of in a million years...... Every cloud has a silver lining after all.