Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

My €5 Ray-bans were fakes!

Saturday, March 21, 2009 9:30 27 Comments

I don’t have a category for stupidity, but it’s things like this that make me think maybe I ought to have one. Particularly since I could put my post about my previous post about the cocaine smuggling girls in it. Anyway, back to the new idiotic travellers. Found over at The Telegraph, Telegraph Travel — [...]

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The Fountain Of Knowledge

Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:35 2 Comments

.What do you give the man who knows everything? Well, I did contemplate ‘a punch in the gob if he doesn’t shut up’… On the usual train back from Manchester to Newcastle, I was somewhat entertained by one of the people sat near me — not in my ‘block’ of seats, but one nearby. I [...]

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Ryanair: Taking Customer Hate To A New Level

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 9:22 8 Comments

Now I hadn’t planned to mention Ryanair, because as far as I can tell, the whole Ryanair/blogger thing has already been covered in a great deal of detail and everyone already knows about it. If for some reason you’d missed this, you may want to read this next section. But there was also another thing [...]

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Train Journeys: Passenge-to-rule

Sunday, March 1, 2009 1:18 3 Comments

As I frequently travel by train and am armed with a camera, I tend to take pictures of things. Sometimes the scenery outside the window, sometimes things inside the train carriage, sometimes things at railway stations. Firstly, the ‘smile, you’re on CCTV sticker’. This is to represent the constant announcements that we see and hear [...]

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Not My Kind Of Morning

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:26 7 Comments

I’m a night owl. I’m not the sort of person who generally can get to sleep before around 1am, unless ill or exceptionally tired. This means that when it’s one of those nights where I need to be up at 6am the following morning to catch the train, I’m behind on my sleep. What I [...]

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The Lancaster Crew Do (Part 4: People)

Friday, November 21, 2008 0:02 1 Comment

So, we’ve heard all about the fun I had getting to and from Lancaster; the jolly old time I had wandering around taking photos of various pubs, and indeed the tale of the calamity which befell Interstellar Master Traders. Now it’s time to talk about the people. Someone expressed the thought that they were a [...]

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The Lancaster Crew Do (Part 3: Interstellar)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 0:31 4 Comments

When I was a student in Lancaster, there used to be a sci-fi bookshop in Lancaster owned by a guy called Peter Pinto. This bookshop was very much like the concept of L-space as found in Terry Pratchett’s work. It was quite a small shop, but with books stretching from the floor too the ceiling [...]

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The Lancaster Crew Do (Part 2: Places)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:19 6 Comments

So, after all the trials and tribulations of finding a B & B that would let me in, and spending three-quarters of my adult life waiting for trains home from Lancaster, you’ll be keen to hear who I met, and what I got up to, right? Well, that’s a shame, as I am instead going [...]

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The Lancaster Crew Do (Part 1: The Trouble With Travel)

Monday, November 17, 2008 16:40 No Comments

Last weekend I was back in Lancaster, where I had spent my university days. This was one of those reunion thingummies. Not any sort of official one; it was merely that several members of The Old Lancaster University Crew are on Facebook, so we’d picked a weekend everyone was available and went down to meet [...]

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London Part 3: Zoo

Friday, November 7, 2008 0:14 4 Comments

After experiencing London with wheels in terms of just generally trying to get from one tube station to another, or in moving around places like the Natural History Museum, we decided to go sans pushchair on our trip to London Zoo. We got off at Baker Street tube station where I saw what can surely [...]

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