The First Virgin Conspiracy

Virgin Trains ran the East Coast Mainline for a decade. Then suddenly FirstGroup won a bid at great expense to take over from Virgin. It made absolutely no business sense. This lead me to speculate that it was all a big conspiracy lead by the Department for Transport.

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Olympics Party 2012

Arriving back from holiday to the UK in the summer of 2012, just after the Olympics had begun, I was surprised to find the city relatively quiet. Tactics to keep people from attending in large numbers had obviously worked and most Londoners appeared to be away. I wanted a party.

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How to Keep Cheap Eurostar Tickets

How do you solve a problem like how to save money with Eurostar when you haven’t got all your dates confirmed? I found a solution that will buy you a week of time while you finalise all the other parts of the trip. This post tells you what I found.

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A Suitcase That is a Backpack

Train travel is not always easy to do with a regular suitcase, or so I thought. So I said I’d review a suitcase that doubled up as a backpack. The concept is winning, the product was not. It is good in some ways but had a couple of niggling issues.

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