Thursday, May 08, 2008

Suddenly it's summer

The sun is out, the sky is blue, I wish I didn't have to be in work today, as it seems such a waste of one of the really glorious days of the year, and we have too few of them as it is.
It seems a shame to moan about First Great Western on such a day as this, so I won't, since I've only taken one of their trains this week, and my only complaint was that its predecessor was bang on time, so I missed it, as I was late leaving work, so I had to wait 30 minutes for the next one. And, since I can't really expect the company to delay their trains to suit me, it seems a little churlish to mention it at all.
Following my plea for people to take part in a BBC Wales documentary about the transport problems between Cardiff and London, it looks like I shall now be appearing in the programme, so for those of you who tune in to Week In Week Out, watch out for a cameo appearance at Reading station by yours truly. There's still time for you to take part, particularly if you're of the Welsh persuasion. Just get in touch with Jeremy Davis at BBC Current Affairs in Cardiff - either on the generic e-mail address of, or if you e-mail me - address on the right hand side of the page, I'll send you his direct contact details, as I don't want to put them on here, or he'll never see the end of the spam. My IHateFGW address is full to bursting since I put the address on the blog. I never realised there were so many members of the African royalty desperate to give me money, and requiring my urgent assistance.


Liz Jamieson said...

Realise this comment is off topic but I wanted to tell you how much I dislike FGW.

I wish FGW could find it in their hearts to cater for weekly commuters. I.e people who only travel to London and back once per week and at haphazard times.

Tickets should work like they do elsewhere in the world. You know, the season ticket should mean you pay for a number of journeys in bulk and at a discount, and then each time you use the ticket, it knocks a journey off. That way you wouldn't waste days you couldn't use the ticket.

Anonymous said...

Dear liz, if you dislike it that much, catch a bus. That's the fare and the system, if you are not organised to book in advance, just pay it (once a week) and stop whinging.