Friday, February 26, 2010

H20 + 4x4's = misery

There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and me going to England.

Just back from a flying visit to England (I use the word advisedly as I managed to take in Gatwick, Bristol & Newcastle airports in a 2 day frenzy).

As I flew out of a sunny and warm Bordeaux I hadn't fully prepared myself for the sheer misery of hiring a car at Gatwick airport and crawling along the M25 and M4 in the driving sleet to a meeting in Bath.

The thing that really stood out though was not the foul weather, the roadworks or the traffic.

It was the volume of giant 4 x 4's that trundled along in the outside lane....where have they all come from?  Is the property market so bad that developers have been giving them away free with yuppy flats in Docklands and Weybridge.

Most of all though I'd like to know why every single one of the seven hundred and eighty three that I counted had a personalised number plate for someone called ROB or ALI....

1 comment:

Steve said...

The poor state of UK roads with so many potholes means you have to drive a Chelsea Tractor these days!