My trip north of the border was good, despite the flight taking off over an hour later. Fortunately I happened to be on the same flight as the chap who was chairing the meeting so it couldn’t start until we got there anyway. I flew on BMI and it turns out that if you join their loyalty scheme you can have free food and a cuppa on the flight (normally you have to pay). I fly BMI quite a lot, so I’ll be signing up for that. I do like a bargain.
The flight home left very promptly and I landed back in London early. All went well with my journey home until the final bit which involved a bus. There hadn’t been one for ages and when it finally came up in the board that it was 13 minutes away I decided it was going to be quicker to walk because the traffic was terrible and there was a reasonable chance that it would be too full for people to board anyway. So I set off for the 35 minute or so walk home (with my luggage, but I do try and travel fairly light) and when I was about 3 or 4 minutes walk from where I would have got off the bus, it went past. So I didn’t really save any time, but I did at least get a bit of exercise and didn’t end up stranded at the bus stop.
The job I was thinking about applying for was advertised yesterday. Looking at the application form, I think I can come up with examples for everything they require, including the specialist bits. I’ve got until the end of the month to send it in, so I need to get thinking about what I’m going to say and then put pen to paper. The chap who heads up the work sent me an e-mail last week (in response to one from me) and seemed quite keen for me to apply and someone else from that office sent me a text and said she’d sent me an e-mail to tell me the advert was out and then said “Apply!”, so there is a nice bit of encouragement from people. I’m certainly going to give it a go filling out the form and if I feel comfortable with it when I have completed it, I’ll send it in.
I might also have found a solution to the affordability of being able to go to Canada...
London’s weekly railway news #231
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