Manchester – July 2009

I have just returned from spending two days (one night) back home in Manchester  – and am feeling much better for it! I decided to go up on a whim as a hotel room in a Travelodge was £19 for the night, and train fare was only £5.30 each way, so for those kind of […]

Thames Path – Windsor to Maidenhead

On Bank Holiday Monday just gone, I decided to go out for a walk that I’d been planning for a while; down the Thames Path between Windsor/Eton Riverside and Maidenhead. I’d especially wanted to get a glimpse of Oakley Court, which was the setting for The Rocky Horror Show and many other Hammer House Of […]

Railway porn and Forbury Gardens

First off, you will notice that there is no comma between ‘railway’ and ‘porn’ in the post title… this is not a grammatical error and is intentional. Railway porn. If you’re not a geeky type, then you mayn’t appreciate this as much as you may have been hoping. I could try and doll it up […]

‘Booty Train’ – Virgin Trains Advert

I just caught the ‘Booty Train’ advert on the TV for Virgin Trains’ London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service and have to confess; I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! A Manchester lad at heart (and a bit of a transport geek), Virgin Trains have always been my favourite way to travel. I’m also a not-so-closeted fan of […]