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Staying firmly off the road this weekend

It’s Three Counties Show time here in Malvern, when around 100,000 people descend on the showground to look at tractors, cows and sheep. I used to quite enjoy the show when I was a girl growing up in Worcester – but mostly because we were given a day’s holiday from school every other year so that we could attend it. Since then however I find it a monumental pain due to the horrendous traffic it attracts. All the roads for miles around get heavily clogged up with day-trippers, and simple journeys to town and back take far longer than they should. 

It’s been more annoying than usual this year, as I’ve spent the past week running an equipment trial at a disused airfield some 20 miles away from Malvern – and getting there involves driving right past the showground. It wasn’t too bad on Monday to Wednesday, but on Thursday there was a lot of traffic heading there to set up stalls etc, and Friday, as I had expected, the roads were pretty bad with the commute taking at least 20 minutes longer than normal. So this weekend I’ve decided to stay at home, even though the weather has been gorgeous, as I really don’t want to get stuck in another traffic jam…. Hopefully, normal traffic should resume tomorrow. 

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  1. pauld | 20 June 2017 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    know how you feel, all those horrible tourists ruining everything for the locals (who no one gives a damn about as money to be made out of tourists), like that up here in lakes, totally ruined, its the tacky tourists who are the worst, the ones who walk round with head bent down doing non stop social media updates and bumping into everyone else, their also loud, noisy and horrible 🙂

  2. Gillian | 20 June 2017 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    And they all seem to need walking poles to get around – even down the freezer aisle in Waitrose!

  3. pauld | 21 June 2017 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Oh, yeh, you get them up here, full mountain gear and poles when just walking round a flat lake !