This weekend we went to visit Kieran and Alice in Southampton. We had arranged this a while ago forgetting that it was the first weekend of the school holidays and the M25 grinds to a halt! Bad move! The journey which normally takes 2.5 to 3 hours took from 9.50 to 5.00!! However, I should qualify this. As it happens we had K and A in the car with us as Kieran had been at a conference in Cambridge and Alice visiting her parents so at least we had the pleasure of their company all be it in a traffic jam. Also having progressed very slowly we stopped at the beautiful Cliveden House for a picnic lunch on route. Where we had a walk, admired the views and got lost in the maze. So actually it wasn't all bad at all and at one stage in the traffic jam when I saw the children in the back seat of the car infront walloping each other I remembered that it could have been so much worse.
Here are a few pictures of the weekend.
Mostly Cliveden but also Southampton. Including a horsedrawn carriage that was driving down the main road in Southampton