I drove back to the homeland last weekend to celebrate 2 birthdays and to pick my Mum up. It normally takes me 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to Peterborough. I was driving with my 2 bored Children in the back of the car. Who were constantly asking me can we go to Mcdonalds. They were totally oblivious we were lost somewhere in Buckinghamshire. I got past the M40 and one of the roads I usually go down was closed. I followed the diversion which took me through lots of fields and a lovely little village called Croughton. I made it back to the usual road, only to find the next road was closed. I again followed the diversion, and regretted the fact that I left my sat nav on the kitchen side. Hindsight is such a beautiful thing! My Husband said to me my sat nav is on the side if you want to take it. Yes, it was a good idea, however, in my hurry to leave, I forgot it! Not something I will do again in the future.
So picture this, me driving down the country lanes following the yellow diversion signs, until they end! Yes, they end, and I am somewhere near Milton Keynes. I have no clue where Milton Keynes actually is. This is not the first time this has happened. Are the people who put the signs out having a laugh or do they start it and then think home time now and do half a job? Luckily, I have something called common sense. I kept driving and came across a sign for Northampton and knew I could get to where I was going. Unbelievable, if you are going to put a diversion up, please do the job properly! In the end the journey took me 3 hours, deep joy!