I have had all this week off and will have most of next as well. This is just lovely.
I am not at the mercy of FGW until late next week - I am approaching a state of happiness that I have not felt since the birth of my daughter.
I was watching the Bourne Ultimatum last night (spot the Christmas present). It was one of those action moments when Bourne is in a station and the train departs at just the right moment for the baddy to get away.
This would never happen in the UK. There would be enough time for Bourne to grab the baddy off the train, beat him to a pulp and walk away into the crowds.
What a perfect excuse for FGW to say that the train was late - a "Customer Incident" they would doubtless call it.
Anyway, enough of that for the moment. Back to the mince pies and so on.