A discussion in the canteen recently involved around one of my colleagues saying about how he is less inclined to do DIY and more inclined to get someone in to do things - it's about balancing up how much your free time is worth in comparison to the cost of getting someone in.
Posts about "trains"
Train is very busy. People are left on the platform. You notice a woman stood next to you. Her belly looks slightly big. You cautiously attempt to look at her face just to make sure she's not just well built. She could be pregnant. It could just be the way she's standing due to her grabbing on to the rail. You're just not sure.
Which prat decided Crystal Palace was a good place to host a Coldplay concert on a weekday evening? I ask as one of thousands of commuters whose journey home this evening was made a misery thanks to countless train disruption on the Southern Metro network, caused by hordes of gig-goers filling trains and stations whilst railway staff struggled to cope with the crowds.
Badger people enough - and importantly be firm - and you might even get a proper answer to your question.
Every day I get the 0835 West London Line service from Clapham Junction to Wilsden Junction. Every day the train leaves the platform at 0835. Every day the train leaves the platform packed like a sardine tin - with people crushed into every available space in gross miscomfort.
I have decided that my commute in a morning can be either very good or very bad. There is no inbetween state. Just very good and very bad.
There's more to life than travelling to work...
Engineering work is a necessary evil and I'll never begrudge the fact it has to happen - as long as the railway companies handle it properly.
Things we saw and did in Glasgow.
On the 6 July, Ken Livingstone announced how London's transport system could look in 2016 if he gets to do everything he wants. And if he does, he'll be very luck.