I’ve always wondered about the people who fail to make their flight. How could they not leave enough time? Well today we joined their ranks as we were stuck in an endless jam of traffic on the M5. All was going well, plenty of time to spare, we were going to lunch in the airport, then stroll on to the plane. Instead we were halted on the motorway, just past the Morrison’s depot. We still had plenty of time but several hours later, after we had just turned onto the A38, it became clear that we weren’t going to make it. Just nine miles short but it might as well have been ninety. We pulled into a Premier Inn, had fish and chips, and waited for the traffic to ease before heading home. I looked up prices of getting another flight tomorrow but they were horrendous so I guess I’ll have to wait for the spring and try again then!