On Mon, 2 Jul 2018 15:15:23 +0100, Jenny M Benson <***@hotmail.co.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Jenny M Benson
Driving down the M56 this afternoon, with the outside temperature at 30
deg C, we passed a young man walking down the hard shoulder, presumably
returning to his car after using the emergency telephone. It was a LONG
way past him that we passed his car and standing nearby was a young
woman with a baby (approx a year old) in her arms.
Yes, she was quite right to get out of the car, but the child had
nothing on its head and she had nothing to shade it with and she didn't
appear to be holding a bottle of water or anything. She must have
already been there for a while and was going to be there for more of a
Why on earth she hadn't walked the few yards away to a stand of trees
where she could at least have kept the baby out of the sun i don't know.
I do hope the baby suffers no ill effects.
So do I.
My car reported a fault and told me to stop a couple of times on my recent
trip. The first time it apparently cleared itself (but Kwikfit cleared the
internal record - no local dealer would even look at it). It happened again
as I entered Shrewsbury on my way home a week later. Stopping in the middle
of Shrewsbury didn't seem sensible so I waited until I got to a long, clear
roadside parking place in the shade on the A458 in Copthorne. I'd been
camping and still had a couple of coolish bottles of water on board, along
with a folding stool, so I sat by the wall and read my book while awaiting
A different story from the hot day I conked out on the M11 in Essex on the
way to Sheffield some years back. I was told on the emergency phone to put
myself out of harm's way and that there was a camera they could use to keep
an eye on me. It was very noisy in the cutting so I climbed up the bank a
bit, cleared away the hypodermics (!) and sat down with my flask to read my
book. Moments later a police car showed up to check on me because I'd gone
out of view on the camera.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959