Today was another day off. We decided that the thing to do would be to go to the traditional Bank Holiday Traffic Jam that is held in the Thurrock / Lakeside area of Essex, around the bit where the M25 meets the River Thames and endless shopping warehouses. The general idea is that you get there about 1.30pm and drive slowly around in endless queues along with everyone else trying to decide which of the hundreds of car parks will have the least spaces and the longest waits to get in. It is a great day out for all the family and certainly worth lingering in the ‘fast’ lane of yet another stretch of dual carriageway for.
The main reason for going to the Great Thurrock Go-Slow is the Borders book megastore sale where they sell their calendars off at reduced rates. At the moment they are half price but if you go to Borders at just the right moment they will have reduced them to quarter price, then a week or so later a pound, then another week later fifty pence, or if they really can’t sell them then eventually I think they even pay you to take them away. If anyone else is in Borders and notices that ‘Quarter price calendar day’ has arrived please do announce it on this blog. By ‘Fifty pence calendar day’ they are usually down to ‘Pot plants we know and love 2006 Calendar‘ and ‘Terriers in fancy dress Calendar 2006‘ so there is little point in bothering.
Talking of calendars, watch this space tomorrow.
Update: Tomorrow is now the next tomorrow – ie tomorrow. This is once again because of delays.