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Insult to injury

I thought I had won. I’ve been trying to get back to Norwich for a few days now. I was due to drive back last weekend, but the heat was already too intense at 8am to justify sitting in a … Continue reading

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It’s oh so quiet

Well, I make that 17 days without a word from me. Some kind of record? Shortly after my last post I jetted off to Germany, where I spent a few days in Cadenberge (Cadenberge, Cadenberge, Cadenberge) and a few days … Continue reading

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No escape

I had a cunning plan to sneak back to Norwich tonight, to pick up some paperwork, water the plants, and so on. Unfortunately our great rail network had other plans: “Operating incident”, I was reliably informed by the guy at … Continue reading

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Eurostar Leisure Select

Here, for a change, is a happy story about travel. I’ve got somewhat sick of airports over the last few months and years of jetsetting, so to get to Brussels I decided to take the Eurostar instead of flying. It’s … Continue reading

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Politics and travel

I don’t know quite what’s going on, but the Conservative party are turning things upside down here in the UK. Between pushing for Open Source and pushing for more tax on flights, a casual observer might begin to think they … Continue reading

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Last train home

I’m on the last train back to Norwich from London. It’s been an interesting day: the bulk of it was a meeting with David and Jeremy, providing an opportunity to catch up, chew the fat, and discuss the future. High-bandwidth … Continue reading

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Misty morning

I finally got to stop the train and take a photo I wanted. Or rather, the train happened to stop at an opportune moment. Here’s a snap of the tracks at Peterborough on a particularly misty morning, just as the … Continue reading

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And I thought yesterday was bad …

(Caution: petulant ranting follows) Yesterday I spent nine and a half hours on trains for a one hour meeting. It’s just the way it goes sometimes, and I got a fair amount of work done on the trains. On the … Continue reading

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Bristol, 5.15pm

Bristol’s Temple Meads station, as I head back to Norwich.

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Paddington, still too early for me

Two and a half hours, and I’ve only got to the other side of London :-/ Steven asks about booking UK rail tickets. Good question … there’s thetrainline.com, but it’s probably easier (and safer, given the state of the British … Continue reading

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