Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fast Friends on the M1 Motorway

Yesterday the M1 was closed between junctions 25 and 26 in both directions. Link here

I was caught up going south about a mile before the actual accident, and we all dutifully stopped on the motorway and were stationary. I switched off my car and got out and took my camera with me because I happened to have it in the car and I took a few photos. Then the persons in the two cars in front of me started to have a chat the first one saying to the person immediately in front of me that it was her 45th birthday.

So I went over wished her a happy birthday we both sang Happy Birthday to her and we introduced our selves and we started to chat as if we had met each other after a long time. I then got birthday girl to take a photo of me standing in the fast lane by the Subsidence sign.
The traffic then started to move. So we said our goodbyes and went on our merry ways.
Amazing! I will add the photo to this post when I get it back from the developers....( yes I used my film camera yesterday!)

It was a totally good experience.


  1. A real-life Brief Encounter - how jolly!

  2. Now don't get carried away merryw -I know he's a doctor but he didn't remove any smuts from her eye...

  3. Wow, I think you must be the first person I've heard who had a 'good' experience being stuck on the M25!