Trains are a big part of my life. I don't have a car (or a driver's licence) so if I go anywhere further than local it is usually by train. I spent all morning today on the internet booking train tickets: from Paris to London, from London to Glasgow, from Glasgow to London and from London to Bristol (there will also be a Cambridge leg in there and possibly Fareham). Summer holidays in the UK with family and close friends, just me and the kids travelling up and down the country on a grand adventure. It has always felt like an adventure to me to get the train, you get to meet (or at least spy on - ha) so many different people, you pass so many different sorts of towns and countryside, I even like railway stations and all the metal bits and bobs (see picture taken on Saturday at a suburban train station) associated with train travel. The kids like trains too and have already travelled all over Europe (France, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy) by train. One day I woke up in Bristol and went to sleep in Montpellier - by train as it were. Ahh. It won't be long now.