Off to a 4N Business Networking meeting this morning but instead of my usual fortnightly trip down the A419 to the Sun Inn in Swindon I decided to use my 4N passport and try another group – this time in Chippenham.
The venue details said the event was being held at The Plough Inn at Kington Langley (nr Chippenham) – no problem I thought , I know that Kington Langley is just off the dual carriageway before you get to Chippenham so off I set leaving in plenty of time to allow for cross Swindon traffic and the M4.
Get down the M4 , off at jct 17 and turn left at the traffic lights where it says Kington Langley . Twenty minutes later after driving through Kington Langley twice and not finding The Plough I realise that I am lost !
I spot some lads waiting for their bus for school and ask them if they can direct me to The Plough Inn – one of them informs me that the pub is actually on the crossroads by the traffic lights on the dual carriageway and that you need to turn right at the lights and not left !
I duly backtrack and find the pub without problem . Meeting goes well , a friendly bunch , a good breakfast and some good one to one meetings.
But as a drove home it struck me that one schoolboy went into his class today and said “Guess what ? some bloke asked me for directions to a pub at half past seven in the morning ! , adults eh ?”
I really must buy a Satnav !