Tuesday, 17 July 2012
In driving 1000 miles through Europe, in just over 24 hours you can go from standing on the drizzly shore at dover to the sun soaked beach in biarritz, toes being caressed by the ocean. Another few hours and you're deep in rioja country where the sun beats on the ochre land, everything radiating a residual heat that only hot climates bestow. In the past couple of days the importance of a good road trip soundtrack has really been hammered home. Its all very well pleasing the fussiest person in the car but really, there are only so many times you can listen to 'hot and cold' and skinny love'. Apparently The Daily Mail's summer collection isnt as easy listening as the slip cover would have you think; well you can't please everyone! The perfect compromise, for me, was having juliet and mum asleep, dad navigating for my drving with the tones of UB40, ace for long stretches of empty road.