Tag: London

Sleeping to Scotland…again

Back in July, I enjoyed my second ever sleeper train journey from London to Edinburgh. I was well overdue a visit to my mum, who lives in Dunfermline, and opted to get the train up and a flight back down. Why? Because I just love long-distance travel by train. The first time I did it, ...

And then my back exploded!

I was working in Barcelona Thursday and Friday of this week. It's something I usually look forward to as I get some time in one of my favourite cities, work with great clients and arrange travel set to a very human schedule. Thursday went well and I landed in some lovely Barcelona sunshine. I even ...

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The views from above

I took a few photos from my flight home from Barcelona on Thursday evening. After my unexpected and very welcome free upgrade to business class (thank you, British Airways!) I got seat 1F and had wonderful views out the window. In the right weather, you can get some amazing views over Barcelona as you leave. ...

Sleeping to Scotland

On Monday night, I took the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Scotland. It's one of two rail sleeper services left in the UK, the other going down to Penzance in Cornwall. I wasn't trying to win any speed records (it leaves at 11:50pm and arrives after 7am), but taking a sleeper was on my bucket ...

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Empire man strikes again!

Spotted in London City Airport this morning: red faced, middle-aged man in Panama hat, with wife. Forces her to stand in a separate queue so they can maximise their chances of getting to the front. Barking orders at her like a sergeant major and when her queue moves faster, causes commotion by moving his many ...