will be so good to be back home. I'm on the 1640 to Manchester P, but
I'll be baling out at Crewe to catch a Chester train. The folks at
work seemed to think I should leave a bit early, so I did. Who am I to
argue? And with the Bank Holiday ahead, saver tickets are valid on all
trains, so as one colleague often says, "it would be rude not to..."
So I'm on a train a bit earlier than usual, and I'm looking forward to
changing at Crewe and getting home, probably more than any other
weekend since I started this up and down the country lark again. We're
currently at Lichfield Trent Valley, where not many trains I catch
stop. Next: Stafford, then Crewe. Three days of relaxation. Or not. I
don't think it will be as relaxing as I might have expected a
fortnight ago. Sunday morning, leading the service. That won't be too
bad, but it might be harder than it seems as I type it now. We'll see.
That is all.