Sunday, 25 September 2022
It’s a rum day is Sunday. There was a time when it was the day of rest, when shops were closed and it was generally a fairly quiet day. Some people even went to church.
Now, if we want to buzz off around Derbyshire on a reasonably fine Sunday, we have to be off by 9:30 at the latest. It’s not that 9:30 is particularly early, but if we don’t stick to it, we’ll hit the Sunday traffic queues and car parks will be filling up.
Even with a 9:30 start we have to avoid our usual route if we aim to miss the Sunday car boot traffic. An advantage of doing that is that we also miss that strangely unpleasant aroma of fried onions wafting over the car boot field hedge as we drive past with the top down.
Today we beat the café rush by about ten minutes. That’s cutting it rather fine, so maybe our 9:30 start needs reviewing. Day of rest indeed – it’s ancient history now.