Today we decided to take a trip to Bristol to go to Ikea for the first time and look at their kitchens. We also went to asda at Bristol as their food is much cheaper than Sainsburys. It appears we picked the wrong day - it took us 3 and a half hours to get home due to a burning lorry on the M5. The lorry caught fire in the early afternoon and the motorway is still closed now at 8 pm. How is it that in Australia they can deal with fires covering thousands of acres, but in Somerset they can't handle a single lorry. According to the news on the radio "what you have to understand here is that we have burning paper and cardboard...". All good fun!