so, is your journey essential?

(35 Posts)
ooer Thu 17-Jan-13 21:53:37

I was listening to advice on radio for the Big Snow coming on Friday, man was saying not to travel unless "essential".

So - where are you going, how far is it, how do you normally travel there and do you think your journey is Essential?

This Friday I am going to work and school (provided they are open, ha!) - it's not essential but it's only two miles - we normally cycle but tomorrow we will walk!

Dh has gone to work in a school 20 miles away as all the pupils walk in - yes, he's essential but I do not think he will be able to get back which will really piss me off as he will then be stuck on an A road between there and here.

Advice for Hertfordshire is essential journeys only so yes, the schools say they are essential.

scissy Fri 18-Jan-13 11:47:14

My baby's due any day now, so if it decides to come in the next couple of days, I consider the 5 mile drive to the hospital essential grin

meditrina Fri 18-Jan-13 11:52:04

Essential to me means life or death (including livestock), critical infrastructure, emergency services and urgent/important health services.

We've not had an 'essential only' warning here, but all I'm doing today is school run (on foot) and wondering if DH will make it back from work (he went away earlier in the week, has decided against coming back on the roads, and is heading now for a station as the relevant trains do seem to be running).

digerd Fri 18-Jan-13 12:14:27

South Herts here and the tiny pollen-like snow fall has stopped. Still minus 1, so will not melt much if at all.

Car won't start so can't go anywhere till it's fixed. I walked the mile into town and back this morning, mostly clear so not a big problem here. But I need the car to be useable in case MIL needs to go to hospital, as DP is working out of town.

wibblyjelly Fri 18-Jan-13 13:42:05

I was supposed to be going to see a friend today over an hour away. I cancelled yesterday, and so pleased I did. Its been showing since 9am, and no signs of stopping!

HellesBelles396 Sat 19-Jan-13 08:17:06

20ile trip to garage to get leaky window checked. into a town that is notorious for road blockages in snow and on single carriageway a1...
is that essential?

awaywego1 Sat 19-Jan-13 08:49:42

It's say no helles.. Quite a way and sounds like something that could wait?

HellesBelles396 Sat 19-Jan-13 11:17:36

thanks awaywego1 I phoned the garage and they said I was quite right not to come up and rescheduled for next Saturday.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Sat 19-Jan-13 11:27:39

My journey yesterday was essential ... Finding a hill to sledge down.

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