A Slow Meander Through Life

Friday, March 31, 2006

Bonnie Scotland

I'm currently sat in Hamilton Service Station on the M74, just outside Glasgow. I have a five hour journey back to Lincoln this evening which I am not looking forward to at all. What's more, I'm returning here on Sunday evening to do two more days and then heading back home on Tuesday night. I should be pretty pissed off with all the travelling, but to be honest I'm quite enjoying my time up here.
Bothwell Service Station (the southbound side of Hamilton) was recently ranked fourth from bottom of all motorway service stations in a Which? survey. I was dreading coming up here, expecting to need a bullet-proof vest to protect from the villainary that is the outskirts of Glasgow. I couldn't have been more wrong. The site, whilst a little shabby, is fine, and the staff are simply wonderful. Everyone is really friendly and light-hearted about things, and to top it all off, the entire site is no-smoking due to the fact that we are in Scotland. It's wonderful. There's no need to worry about the pathetic idea that smoking and no-smoking areas can live side by side without smoke drifting from one to the other. I can eat my food (a hearty lentil and bacon soup) without somebody smoking a couple of metres away from me. Forget waiting for next year, England need to catch up with the times now. The only flaw, and I saw this in Ireland, is that people smoke outside the main entrance, so you have to walk through it to enter the site. That's a bit daft if you ask me.
Anyway, I shall head off and see if I can finish my Friday reasonably early so that I can at least beat some of the traffic. At least I won't need to stop for food: the soup is filling me up nicely.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

It's Been a While

It's been a while since I posted anything, so I figured I'd best check in and say hello. I'd been considering starting a new blog (and, to be fair, had), but I can't be bothered. As I'm finding out with another blog that I've written in, they don't stay buried for long.
When I have a spare moment next week I'll tell you what exciting things I've been doing over the last few months (basically nothing).