And here I am, home again, after that slightly different Wales trip. My brother is continuing to recover, and might just get out of hospital this week. I’ll have to plan a return visit so I can actually spend some time with him…
The journey home was uneventful and punctual. Well, having to stand on the
cattle truck train from Pencoed until it emptied at Cardiff wasn’t ideal, but it wasn’t for long enough to be all that bad. From there to Cheltenham, it was fine. I then had the usual 40 minute wait for the next train, which is how I plan it to allow for delays. The only fun bit was having to get right to the back of the train to find my reserved seat in first class (I don’t normally travel that way, but the upgrade was just £20, so I went for it). This was all very nice – wider seat with more than enough leg room, non-full luggage racks, and hardly anyone else there (out of 25 seats, around 5 were occupied for most of the way). I had a free cup of tea and a slice of cake. Could have had more of the same, but didn’t bother. Arrived in Newcastle nearly on time, and then I had to wait for the bus, which got me home for not long after 7pm. Which is where I am.
Today’s photo is of the Durham Light Infantry memorial statue in Durham: