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Is that seat taken?

October 19, 2012

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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

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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

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[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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]