We set off down the motorway very early to ensure that we would beat the rush hour and make our flight from Gatwick in good time. Then, to shorten the journey time, TPR diverted onto the back roads that he knew from his travelling engineer days.
We stopped about half an hour short of our destination so that DT could change into a brown and red patterned wrap dress and JLW could set up her pop-up bakery. We chose some of JLW’s fabulous cakes for our breakfast.
WB urged us all to eat as much as possible: only one meal would be served on the eight hour flight so it was best to board the plane with a full stomach.