I’ve just arrived in London 40 minutes before my scheduled arrival time and nearly an hour earlier that I often arrive. Why? Because it’s school holiday time. The traffic is light and everything runs so smoothly during school holidays. As I sped up the M3, passing those points where normally I’d be at a standstill, I got to thinking and the thought came that perhaps King Herod was a man born 2,000 years to early! If King Herod were to rule the UK in 2008 there’d be no need of schools, so everyday the traffic would run fine ;-)
It’s my birthday at the end of this month and we usually do something a bit ‘special’. In wondering what to do this year I went to the Ryanair website and looked at flights from Bournemouth Airport (only 40 minutes from home). Then found ‘free’ flights to Majorca and £1.49 flights back. Of course Ryanair add the taxes, card charges etc. but the total bill for two returns to Palma, Majorca was less than £60! We go on Thursday 24 April and come back on Saturday 26 April. I think if you calculated the per mile cost of these flights it’s even cheaper than Megabus. I thought that you had to book months in advance to get cheap airfares like that, not 14 days.