21 July 2007

It's a Bit Quiet Around Here ...

... because Gillie's gone home today. At least, she's ON HER WAY home. The journey from here to Northampton takes about 3¼ hours under normal conditions.

She left here at 10.20 this morning and at 3.00 pm was stopping for coffee, food and petrol - still 40 miles from home. She's experienced traffic queues, diversions, being turned back the way she'd come not far from where Clare has been marooned in her village, held up getting off the M4 because of an accident, driven through floods on the A34, driven through rain coming down in stair-rods, and all in order to go out tonight to a Proms in the Park Concert at Milton Keynes where she will probably get drenched!

Oh Gillie, we've had no rain here at all today and the sun's shining at the moment. You should have turned round and come back when you were close to the Semley turn-off at 11.45, or even when you finally made it to Swindon!!!!

We have set up Gillie's blog now, so please pop over and say hello - I'm sure a few sympathetic comments will help after her awful journey! She's listed on my sidebar - Gillies Haven of Peace.

Hope no-one else is suffering from awful conditions which the UK has been experiencing over the last 24 hours.

Quick update: Gillie got home at 4.20pm - 6 hours!

And here's the lovely picture she made for P and me. The photo doesn't do it justice I'm afraid. Thanks again Gillie!


GigerVamp said...

I'm so glad Gillie got home ok. It took my son 24 hours to get back to Wales from Birmingham and included a detour to London! (I've written about it on my blog if you want to have a read.)
Popping over to Gillies blog now.

see you there! said...

I left Gillie a message. Always looking for new friends *smile*.

From what I read on various blogs you've been getting a drenching.

We, on the otherhand, had an earthquake. No damage but it shocks you awake in the morning that's for sure.


Ex-Shammickite said...

I heard all about the drenching rain you had this weekend, and saw pics on the Canadian TV news. Lovely weather for ducks. But I suppose even the ducks must be getting a bit cheesed off with it all by now.