David Pescovitz at BoingBoing has discovered the Magic Roundabout in Swindon:
While it’s frequently criticized as one of the scariest junctions in the region, the Magic Roundabout is apparently a fantastically efficient design, thought I’d imagine it would take a few turns to get used to it.
I’m not sure who these frequent critics are, but I have driven on this piece of road — many times. It may look complex from above and, descriptions of the junction are often far too involved, but navigating it is easy.
You come to a roundabout, you drive around it and come off at the correct exit. You come to a roundabout, you drive around it and come off at the correct exit. Repeat.
One for Mum: All the grandchildren in one photo
And here’s one of Macsen taking his tractor test
The food at the hotel was superb, but the service was slow. Very slow. So slow that Macsen was fed up with waiting before the first course had arrived.
So on the second night we wondered if there was somewhere in the room we could leave him…
And here’s a shot of our room from outside
Le Resident Eagle
The eagle spends all his time in the reception area so he can greet people as they arive
And here is the restaurant from the outside
This is the hotel we stayed at when we stopped off in Champagne. And it really was a lovely hotel.
That is a fold-out bed, but Macsen isn’t quite big enough to take full advantage of it.
The Main Bedroom
The connecting corridor
See how high this ceiling is!