Friday, 3 February 2012

Travelling light?

It's that time of the month... no, not that one... the one where I have to get myself in gear to go down to London and, as usual, the weather is looking like it's going to play havoc with my travel arrangements.

My travel is also not helped by the fact that the bus from Galashiels to Berwick, that is supposed to connect with the train going South and North, only runs every two and a half hours on a Saturday and therefore connects with no trains at all.

Mountain Man has kindly offered to take me in his 4 wheel truck so that 1) I'm not weather dependent and 2) I don't have to freeze my arse off hanging around in Berwick-on-Tweed for nigh on 2 hours waiting for a train to come. A good start. That is as long as the trains tracks aren't frozen/snow blockages/and/or any other things that can happen in the next 24 hours to get in the way of my travelling.

I'm looking forward to this trip, as sandwiched in between meetings I have a dinner out, a trip to the Leonardo exhibition at The National Gallery (it's the very last day of the exhibition) and a meet up with some OU friends for a drink and a catch up in a salubrious pub in Pimlico.

Now all I have to do is pack the right clothes to keep me warm when I'm out and cool when I'm in (I'm staying with my mother, who's idea of climate change is to keep her house as hot as she's able); and then there's something for dinner out, something smart for meetings and something casual for meet-ups.

So it's definitely not the overnight bag then!


  1. Have a good trip Vee and say hello to the DSers from me.