Browsing All posts tagged under »train«

Is that seat taken?

October 19, 2012


My fabulous job takes me all over the country, largely travelling by train.  It’s sometimes quite a lonely experience, and sometimes you meet people like Julia and make friends. The journey goes so much quicker and you end up featuring in a fantastic blog!

All aboard the smile and wave machine.

October 12, 2012


I spend a great deal of time on trains, travelling to various clients around the country, and often it’s not as smooth as it could be, to say the very least.  I am usually left, annoyed, on a platform watching the delayed signs, standing because the carriage is too full or listening to a range […]

The final leg.

August 7, 2012


[Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras] We left Barcelona late afternoon, and headed off on our longest train journey, over seven hours, to reach Lorca and that hug. It was so very hot in Barcelona, but the train carriage was cool, clean and comfortable.  The train services we had […]

Barcelona, it was the first time that we met.

July 31, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage four: Barcelona to Lorca Stepping off the train in Barcelona, I was filled with a strange fear.  So very strange as I have spent much of my life in Spain, I love the country and the people, and have always felt at […]

In Paris when it sizzles.

July 30, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage three: Paris to Barcelona And sizzled it certainly did. We had a train to catch to Barcelona at 2035, so we were up early and out exploring Paris as soon as the sun rose.  A quick pain au chocolate and then straight […]

You are a star, Eurostar.

July 29, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage two: London to Paris Checking in with Eurostar  couldn’t be easier, great staff, great help and a really smooth service.  It seemed like we had hardly arrived at St Pancras before we were checking in and on our train to Paris.  We did […]

Letting the train take the strain.

July 29, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage one: Devon to London. We set off early on Tuesday morning from Newton Abbot; the train had hardly left the station before the first bucks fizz was poured, the smoked salmon bagels were munched and the ten year old said ‘are we […]

The big adventure (and the even bigger hug)

June 13, 2012


As you know, my lovely mother lives in Spain, we see lots of her throughout the year, and always try to have a long holiday with her in the summer. This year, we’ve decided to have an adventure as well as a holiday. We’re travelling to South Spain, from Newton Abbot in Devon, by train. […]

The power of social media?

May 27, 2012


Still not too sure about the power of social media? Here’s a good example. A tweet about a train journey to the Telegraph Travel (retweeted to their c 24,000 followers) led to over 250 hits on this blog in under 24 hours*. How is your social media strategy working for you?  Happy to help you develop […]