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How to cope when you’re stuck on a First Great Western train for 10 hours

Last Sunday, I was one of the passengers stranded on the Penzance to London train. Luckily my boyfriend had remembered to bring Pass the Pigs, we amused ourselves by drawing temporarily invisible moustaches on pictures with magic pens (a brilliant birthday present from Anya of Total Monkery) and there was a ‘Stress Channel’ on the train radio, which we attempted to listen to without giggling. … Continue reading How to cope when you’re stuck on a First Great Western train for 10 hours

Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use until 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in the city of Plymouth, Devon, where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, the celebrated civil engineer. Photo by Hannah Sterry.

Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working!

Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working. Give me jobs in the shire, I pray. Give me jobs in the shire, keep me earning, ‘Cos I can’t afford the rent with no pay. End recession! End recession! End recession or we’ll all be stuck. End recession! End recession! This economy is all messed up.   I might get told off for this, but … Continue reading Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working!