School traffic is my new enemy

Ewan McGregor  as Renton in Trainspotting - the gender neutral toilets Zella has visited are almost as grubby

ZELLA COMPTON: Men – just aim it in the right direction and we’ll all be happy!

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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.