Driving has never been something I’ve particularly enjoyed, especially when traffic is busy.
Many times I’ve been stuck in a jam on the M27 or the Eastern Road imagining what life would be like without my big metal friend that gets me from A to B.
Thankfully most of the time, with my working hours, I’ve been able to avoid the roads when they are at the busiest, but unfortunately a new stage in my eldest daughter’s life means I can avoid it no more.
Caitlin now attends nursery in the morning which has created a new enemy in my life; school run traffic.
I remember when I was younger and my dad would drive me to school. He’d avoid the clogged-up main roads and use the side roads to get me there on time.
But in 2012 it seems even the side roads are now just as busy.
In fact a few of my so called short cuts have ended up adding time onto my journey.
I suppose we could walk.
But with the bad weather looming, I’d better go and buy myself a brolly.