"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bank Holiday

Today I set off at 7am for Bristol, the plan being to bring Dad back tomorrow for a week with us. Normally, I would never in a million years venture forth on the first day of a bank holiday, but the date was determined by the fact that my sister and family, who live in Bristol,  are all going on holiday and she didn't want Dad to be on his own. The whole journey was undertaken with lights and windscreen wipers on for the whole journey, through swathes of traffic, most of which was towing caravans and with the added delight of severe jams from junction 13 southwards on the M5. So a journey which should have taken just over three hours actually took four and a quarter.
My only consolation was the knowledge that sister would suffer even more protracted traffic holdups further south as she was travelling to Cornwall. Only joking! (Well, sort of...)
Anyway, suddenly, the sun has appeared and the rainclouds have disappeared - for now, anyway.
Great stuff!


flightplot said...

Rather you than me! I hope that you have a much better journey home. Flighty xx

Jennyta said...

Thanks, Flighty. Me too!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Could'nt go to bed without replying to your comments re 'counselling'. You are of course right, it is a simplistic view. Plus counselling would have helped me on occasion. But it has become an industry and not a very professional one at times. I could have written for hours re the subject but it is just not possible but would hate to offend people like you that have had it tough.Life is never simple. Hope life is treating you well.Will be interested in the general response.Remember, its just the words of an often silly old man!

Shooting Parrots said...

Hi Jenny,
It's been some time.

I feel for you. Driving any distance on a Bank Holiday weekend doesn't have much to recommend it, especially with the weather being so awful.

Plus, who'd miss Eurovision?

Jennyta said...

Hi, SP. Nice to hear from you again. As you say, who indeed would want to miss the UK coming last in the Eurovision! ;)


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