This afternoon we were driving over to Otford Manor when we had a tire blowout. We were on the motorway travelling at 70mph, without warning, boom! The back right tire blew out completely. Thankfully we were able to get across a couple of lanes and onto the hard shoulder without further incident. It could have been so much worse! It’s a bit disconcerting having trucks speeding past three feet behind you as your changing the wheel, but with a bit of help from a good friend we were able to get the wheel changed and carry on to the Manor (slowly, for the spare is a space saver). Aliyah was a bit distressed by it all, but we are all thankful that it wasn’t much more serious. So easy to take safety for granted when you’re traveling all the time, but a good reminder that we are always moments away from disaster!