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Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

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Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

We are travelling to Looe from the Nottingham/Derby area this Friday, 25th July. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for surviving the journey. I thought leaving around 5am would be sufficient to miss most of the traffic but my husband, who is driving, wants to leave at 1am! I am not really keen on this for many reasons. Him and the children will be so tired that day and the next that they will all be grumpy, we can't get into the holiday home until 3pm and would arrive before breakfast, we wouldn't have anywhere to nap/change/relax after the long etc. He thinks I am being unreasonable and that we will hit traffic about 7am and just sit still for hours. I just wondered if anyone had any experience of this route on a Friday, where are good places to stop, what times the jams start etc so I can concince him 5am is early enough!

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11. Re: Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

aaaahhhh but remember you are coming to Cornwall!

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12. Re: Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

I can't spell to good either!

Edited: 22 July 2014, 18:15
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13. Re: Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

<< aaaahhhh but remember you are coming to Cornwall! >>

Don't you mean "Oooh Aaaahhhh"

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14. Re: Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

I was going for the pirate rather than the farm boy haha!

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15. Re: Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

Annabelle..... I see you've just exceded 10,000 posts.

What a contribution!

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16. Re: Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

yay! Go Me!!I never even noticed.

17. Re: Travelling advice - driving from East Midlands to Looe

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