The Other End of the Spectrum – And What I Learned on Megabus

Dear reader, you may have noticed me going on about first class recently, and I may have mentioned that this is rather unusual as far as my travel arrangements are concerned. Well, recently, the time had come to do something that, once upon a time, never imagined doing – taking a Megabus. I should explain […]

Pete’s Marvellous First Class Adventure (with some un-marvellous bits thrown in)

Now, dear reader, despite the rather up-market language I am fond of using, I am in fact a very regular person, living a relatively normal life, with relatively normal friends and so on. I am not in the habit of going to balls, formal dinners, or board meetings. To be quite honest, the concept of […]

The Murder of Elizabeth Camp

I don’t want to go on about it, but some parts of this article are somewhat gruesome reading. A small measure of reader discretion is advised. The year was 1897, the city London. Railways really were nothing new at this point, and the capital of the British Empire had many, stretching out into the up-and-coming […]

Why I Think HS2 Is A Good Thing

HS2 is perhaps the most controversial railway in the UK, despite it not yet existing. While there are some legitimate arguments against the project, overall I think that Europe’s newest high speed line will be a good thing, and I hope you, dear reader, will be satisfied with my explanation of this stance, following a […]