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Had a massive panic in Brum when I heard the answer machine for the garage say they shut at 5 on Saturday's. The troops have been scrambled and Sis is on her way to pick me up etc. However we now know they shut at 6. Thank goodness for mobile phone, e-mail and the internet. I would have been stuffed today without them. And thank goodness for lovely sisters!

BTW its amazing how the landscape has changed suddenly into hills and northern style houses!
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I am blinking impressed by my level of organization under pressure and also by the magic of technology.

I got the phonecall at 9.52 and bought my ticket at Haslemere station at 10.50.
Given my level of panic and frantic phone calls, and not knowing a single train time apart from that one to Sheffield arrived around 12 noon, I have done pretty well. I really hope I haven't forgotten anything although right now I wish I had remembered my travel sickness tablets but I will survive ....I have only eaten yet another apple today so far and drunk water not apple juice! I did have to run back for some PJ's though!

This train is rather cool. I mean I have huge amounts of leg room...more than any plane I have ever been on. I find the lack of a seatbelt weird lol but its well cool coz I have my own private power socket so I can listen to music on my phone and surf and play games all the way with free power! :D I did remember to throw in a book and my uni book too. Unfortunately I never thought to throw in my xda headphones or my stereo phone ones, but I have an earpiece which does the job and I can beam any other music across from my xda if I want to. How cool is technology?? I am well impressed. My xda has made things soooooo much easier to check times, phone numbers etc. en route.

The last train I went long distance on was first class on Eurostar about 8 years ago, pre that it would have been the old 125 for a job interview in London in 1992. So this is all rather novel! I just need to chill out, calm down a tad and enjoy the views whizzing by!

I am most bemused at this all happening! Most bemused....but boy how exciting!

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