Moving from Hampshire to Hertfordshire the other day and in particular from the M25 up the A41 to Hemel Hempstead we were amazed at the amount of rubbish by the side of the road. The rubbish extended for miles. The amount of rubbish was unbelievable. It was horrendous. Why with so many unemployed are the roads so bad? It can't be beyond the wit of man to marry the two issues.
Anyway, the next day we travelled home up the M1. Having done this journey for many years and because it always used to be my half way stop when travelling North we decided to stop at Leicester Forest East services.
I wondered how it had changed over the years. It didn't have a Marks and Spencer but it did have a Waitrose however we didn't need sandwiches because we had already decided to stop for fish and chips in Wetherby but a pee and a coffee were on the agenda.
The coffee was good but as I entered the toilets I was serenaded by Phil Collins welcoming me to 'another day in paradise'.
Better than it used to be Phil but not really paradise!