We were forced to take it easy due to roadworks and congestion, and had a few pitstops and a late lunch at the same Westmorland service station we'd stopped at on our way up, where Nai tucked into a hearty meal of pie and chips; then continued on our way down. Then we suddenly got it into our heads to stop off in Liverpool, went off the motorway at Warrington, then glancing at the map saw we still had a ways to go and turned back round again! We drove for another hour or so before stopping for a cup of tea; by then, it was already nearing half past five. We decided we'd go for a curry in Oxford, where Jo goes to college, and afterwards, we had a cup of tea at her place. We left Oxford, taking a wrong turn again, some time after 10 o'clock; then dropped Nai off at her parent's in Teddington before driving on to Church Crookham and Julia's house for a well-deserved night's rest.
The next morning saw the return of summer with glorious sunshine and 70 degrees temperatures. We walked to Tesco's to find there were no bakery items, then got back in the car and drove a few miles to a bigger supermarket, only to change our minds and treat ourselves to a delicious pub lunch and for me, as passenger, a nice pint of