Assuming that everything goes to plan and I have harnessed the technology correctly, then by the time you can read this I will either be in Cardiff, or on the M4 on my way there. While the rest of the world enjoys a nice relaxing long weekend, or makes the most of the extra time available to be part of the year's busiest gardening weekend. I shall be spending way too much time watching at tarmac go past. In n way do I resent the time I spend with my Mother, indeed I would like to see more of her, it's the journey I resent.
Like Cardiff itself the journey has changed a lot, the big difference is that Cardiff has improved enormously, it is now a major political, cultural and business centre. The old docks have been developed into a modern leisure and business center and the whole city has a strong pulse. The BBC uses Cardiff as a production center and it is the home of Dr Who.
The journey on the other hand has just turned into a chore. There is always too much traffic, what ever time of any day I travel. The worst time is Sunday evening when the road is full of cars all trying to travel 5 mph faster than the car in front, which ever direction I am travelling I arrive feeling drained ad in need of a stiff drink. I inflict this on myself today as I am was committed to playing this morning, and then again on Sunday morning, so my only real chance of seeing Mum is Friday afternoon / Saturday.
Lets hope that Saturday will find everybody in their Garden and the M4 will be nice a quiet. SOME HOPE!