I now believe we can revolutionise education, re-design public services and make everyone wholeheartedly active in moving toward the future we all want.
I went out and met some Marines. They were lovely guys with another take on the UK Border Agency’s recent tactics. We agreed to disagree on a night filled with interesting conversation.
At the beginning of August, the UK Border Agency’s activities escalated to a worrying degree. So I tweeted about it. More people agreed with my sentiments than didn’t. I thought I’d do something.
The first ever Traverse conference was a roaring success. Expertly put together, it featured things bloggers actually want to know as well as food, drink and free massages. The location, Brighton has the added bonus of the Volks Railway, the oldest electric railway in the world.
This is a blog about trains. But every now and then I learn about something I feel I need to bring to the attention of others. It might be something to do with politics, or one of my other interests, not for profits. Then it might just pop up here.
One of my interests outside of travel, is the world of not for profits. I’ve connected with quite a few people working in this world, following some not for profit work I did. These wonderful people introduced my to the concept of Bar Camps.
The non profit types have been doing BarCamps for a while now. These shake the foundations of the lecture format many conferences take and asks the attendees what they want instead. I’d like to see the travel industry harness the power of the BarCamp format.
Even people who love trains are fallible when it comes to getting their timing spot on. Recently (right now, today) I managed to miss the last train which can be boarded with a super off-peak return ticket – bought with a railcard. After this deadline, the fare jumps from £34 to £118.15 (or a whopping…