Highways England were having another one of their regular crisis issues on the M6 today between junctions 19 and 18 and sadly we were in it!
Goodness knows how long we were in the jam, well over an hour I think but the really frustrating part of it was that we were on our way to funeral in Mansfield, which is about 100 miles away by road from our Merseyside home.
We had allowed 3 3/4 hours for the journey, which takes 2 1/2 on a good day but we had to give up and return home when we finally got off the M6 at Homes Chapel. In fact we got as far as Congleton and turned back. Ironically the first thing we saw after turning back was a funeral party outside a church!
I am the first to stand against hate crime but I am surely guilty of it (by thought anyway) myself today after my unprintable comments about the Highways Agency!
RIP Uncle Doug Depledge, so sorry we could not be there for your send off.