This morning started the same way most mornings do – in a bid to stay in bed and pretend the world wasn’t actually expecting me to get up and be useful. I spent longer than I meant to looking for the paperwork I needed to take with me, which resulted in missing the train I […]
I missed what happened, I just saw the aftermath – a million (more or less) shiny red hearts. I don’t know why they were there, but it made an otherwise unmemorable platform a little bit more special. Do people get engaged on platforms of busy stations? Married? Set off on their honeymoon? Are some people […]
…should I be worried? Was nice knowing you all! (Just in case) Update: I got there, and back again, in one piece 🙂
Isn’t that good?!
Isn’t it also good that I got to a red traffic light in time to catch it 🙂
It was heavy for its size, and squidgy, in a crunchy sort of way, like a bag of damp sand..
I am on the road again. Or more rather on the tracks. Since I’m travelling almost entirely by train. Whatever. It’s a 7 1/2 hour journey from where I live to where I have to be at 7pm. Instead of leaving at midday and making a usual late appearance, I chose an early train so […]
(A rant, please excuse me, I need to let off steam ;)) Travelling by train is quite easy, really, as is travelling by train without irritating your fellow passengers. At least I think it should be (although maybe I annoy everyone else without knowing it). There are signs up everywhere telling people not to smoke, […]
I flew home* on Saturday. I landed, and was presented with two of my favourite things: Chocolate (which they handed out on the plane as we got off) and Snow (which you can barely see in my blurry photo). Isn’t that awesome? It was even more awesome the next day. Tthere was enough to make […]
The roads were as good as empty, which can’t be said of the airport. ‘Bustling’ doesn’t cut it, neither does ‘popular’ or ‘thriving’. Jam-packed is closer to the truth, but doesn’t imply the 30+ minute queues, just to get into the queue to check hold luggage in.
…I’m on the way home now and there’s one bag left, I wonder who’ll cross my path looking hungry on the way home…
Usually, when I get on the train in the morning, it’s full of other people who are all minding their own business, and presumably trying to wake up before they get to work. People read if they have space to hold a book or a phone, or stare out of the window if they don’t. […]
“Bad weather is good for the soul – it gives you something to complain about”
I lugged my suitcase up the steps and onto the train and breathed out – unaware that I’d even been holding my breath.. Looking around, it became apparent that I’d landed in the first class carriage. I would have to wrangle my suitcase and an unwieldy bag of picture frames* through the restaurant car and […]
Argh. Written but somehow not sent last night… *** It’s Sunday. I have been ‘on the road’ since Thursday. That’s 4 days. 4 days isn’t exactly a long time. Not really, in the big scheme of things. But. Thursday certainly seems like a long time ago. I am knackered. I even fell asleep on the […]
It’s gone one am and I’m not asleep yet. I’m at my third AuPair family’s house. I haven’t been here in 8 or 9 years, and it is amazing how much has happened since then, yet how recent my time here seems. It doesn’t feel strained or tense or foreign, it’s more like I’ve been […]