October 10, 2006

Brittish Rail Sucks.

Since I’ve been back in Leam, I have been doing a lot of mooching around, a lot of organising, and not a lot else.
So I went to Liverpool for the weekend, which was much fun.
Getting back yesterday for my 10:0 seminar was not.
Got up at 6:0 to get a train that ought to have got me back in plenty of time, but oh no… My train was delayed because of a faulty windscreen wiper and I missed my connection, so had to get a 15 pound taxi from the station, and still was half an hour late. Grrr.

Monday has turned into my Shakespeare bonanza day, with no less than two seminars and a lecture – 4hours in total – devoted to him and his plays. That’s a lot of Shakespeare.
However, this week is going to be Shakespeare bonanza week, as I’m being made to see Julius Ceasar tonight, The Tempest tomorrow (and have another 1h lecture on it before hand) and Anthony and Cleopatra on Friday. I also have a “Tempest Study day” all day Friday, and a talk on Saturday morning, in Stratford, on Anthony and Cleopatra.
Now, I’m as big a fan of the Bard as any, but that’s a hell of a lot of Shakespeare for the one week, and a hell of a lot of bus journeys to Stratford and back.

My timetable on the whole is a bit odd and rather sparse: Monday 4h, Tuesday 0h, Wednesday 1h, Thursday 3h plus a “drop in” PWP sesion that could take any time at all, Friday 0h, but there may be the occasional workshop of 2h. It’s all a bit crazy.

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  1. Can I claim a record for 27 hours to do one train journey?

    10 Oct 2006, 23:31

  2. Yes.

    Let’s see if anyone challenges it!

    10 Oct 2006, 23:51

  3. Thom

    A friend of mine did 47-48 hours from Shanghai to Urumqi last year. He was looking for a girl (as it happens, the girl was the daughter of Gillian Cross, authoress of The Demon Headmaster), but it didn’t work out. Heroic, rash or just misguided?


    11 Oct 2006, 00:21

  4. Kraut

    Surely the 10-day trans-Siberian still holds the record?

    11 Oct 2006, 11:27

  5. Using another country is cheating. :x

    11 Oct 2006, 12:06

  6. Huh, mine was 26 hours!

    29 Feb 2008, 15:30

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