The Anonymous Widower

A Good Day

Seeing Tornado was the start of a good day.

I then took a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly, where I had lunch at Carluccio’s in the station before going to the Reebok stadium to see Ipswich Town at Bolton. Town won 2-1, which was a good result, just like England’s victory in the rugby over New Zealand  Although a friend had his pocket picked at Twickenham.

Coming back wasn’t the best part as the train from Bolton to Manchester was just three coaches and far too crowded.  This was then followed by a Virgin that was empty in First Class and nearly half-an-hour late into Euston.  If you’re going to get problems coming in to London, you can generally rely on Euston to not perform.

Although I eventually found some supper there, Marks and Spencer at Euston, looked as if it had been ravaged by a plague of locusts.

I do wish that someone starts a London to Manchester service from St. Pancras after the line is electrified. But they won’t be allowed to as you mustn’t annoy Saint Richard! Although to be fair, the lateness wasn’t down to Virgin.

The day was also improved as Chelski lost! On the train and in Bolton, no-one had any sympathy for them!

December 2, 2012 - Posted by | Sport, Transport | , , , , ,


  1. Had I known, I would have joined you at Carluccios

    Comment by Liz P | December 2, 2012 | Reply

    • A Pity!

      The one in Piccadilly is friendly, but the disabled access might not be good. It’s an escalator up and steps down. Not sure if there’s a lift. As it’s Piccadilly, which was rather built on the cheap, I suspect not!

      Comment by AnonW | December 2, 2012 | Reply

  2. For some reason I am better on slopes and up stairs than on the flat. I didnt know that Piccadilly had a Carluccios, I have been to the Spinningfields one when in Manchester.

    Comment by Liz P | December 2, 2012 | Reply

    • It’s on the first floor opposite the moving walkway to Platform 13 and 14.

      Comment by AnonW | December 2, 2012 | Reply

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