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Summer Holiday

In which our reluctant hero tackles a tricky side issue of the summer holidays.

A few weeks into holibobs and, according to antisocial media, parental opinion about how things are going is divided. 1,113 more words


Fly less, it won't cost the Earth

Research recently conducted at Lund University, Sweden, investigated the effectiveness of various approaches to reducing personal contribution to climate change, including common approaches such as recycling and using energy efficient light bulbs, alongside more extreme life choices like having fewer children or getting rid of your car. 1,456 more words

Climate Change

Looking for Leeds Central

The first verse of Hue & Cry’s song Looking for Linda contains an intriguing railway mystery. Linda, the eponymous heroine/victim of the song is escaping from an abusive relationship when she meets the singer, a wandering railway troubadour presumably, on a slow train, heading – she hopes – for Paisley. 614 more words


Monday 17th July 2017, 3.35pm (day 2,153)

It’s actually not a bad place to catch forty winks, the train home — I manage it frequently. Like these two gentlemen, I am tired…. 12 more words

Daily Post

Boarding the London train

Tuesday 11th July 2017, 9.30am (day 2,147)

Another trip to London…. but just for the day. Platform 8, Leeds station, to which I returned approximately ten hours later. 9 more words

Daily Post

En-Suite Cabins Coming to Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in 2018 | Track 25

Always loved the idea of the 1920s-30s-vintage, Art Deco Orient-Express — but not the idea of trudging down the hall to its bathroom? Nor the idea of going without a shower until you get to your ho… 9 more words