Posted: 01/08/2016 at 11:15
Been away for the weekend - came back & had a quick look at the last of the July thread - all I can say is you've all been chattier and cheekier in equal measure - keep up the good work
Sorry to hear your news Dew-Drops - hope today brings some positive information.
Sorry also to hear about BL's poorly dog. Breaks my heart when pets get old and start to break down. Sad that he was traumatised by fireworks - not a fan of them myself simply because of the distress they cause to animals. I worry like crazy about the poor animals in Battersea Dogs' Home on New Year's Eve & other major events in London when they have fireworks - as if they hadn't been through enough already ...
We went down to Dorset for the weekend. Decided to relive my childhood and travel the route my dad used to take before the days of motorways and bypasses. Went through some nice towns and villages and took our time - took about 6 hours to get to our destination with plenty of stops. Realised when we got there that all the major roads (A14, M11, M25, M3, A303 etc etc) had been in virtual gridlock for most of the day and most people had endured horrendous journeys.
We probably got there much sooner and had a much nicer time going the 'old way'
Traffic was pretty bad coming back yesterday afternoon as well (think everybody was out 'doing' their hobby - cycling, caravanning, music festivals, gliding, vintage cars, horsey stuff etc etc). M3 at a standstill, so we came across country again - much better - again