The Anonymous Widower

I’m Watching The World Cup Draw

Obviously, Sepp Blatter is a man, who likes women with well-presented accessories.

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Sport | , | Leave a comment

Do East Midland Trains Not Want Football Fans?

I say football fans, but it could be anybody, who wants to travel to somewhere like Ipswich, Liverpool or Nottingham from London to arrive by a certain time like 14:00, have a meeting or watch an event, which maybe of a variable duration and then return home.

I regularly book a ticket to Ipswich on a Saturday with Greater Anglia.  It is a simple process, where I buy one ticket, which can be either a First or Standard Class Off Peak Return. I usually buy a First, at £32.60 on a Saturday. It’s also the same price on a weekday, if I leave after the rush hour.

Liverpool is a different one purchase process, in that I usually buy a First |Advance ticket for about forty pounds to go North.  Coming home for flexibility and to avoid buying a ticket for a specific train, I buy a Standard Class Off Peak for £25.50.

But East Midland Trains are different.  I have just booked my ticket to Nottingham for the 14th of December.  A First Advance Ticket has cost me £17.80, which is about the same as my ticket to Ipswich.  So as the journey is longer, it’s good value. Coming back the option of a flexible ticket, will cost £37.30, which is fifty percent more than Virgin’s from Liverpool.I can get a ticket for under £20, but that means I have to name a train.  So what happens if I meet a mate and have a coffee? I’ll have to buy a new ticket at £37.30.

East Midland Trains are also distinctly against running late night trains back to London, after a football match, as I found at Derby earlier in the season.

Out of curiosity, I just checked out going to Bristol.  It looks like FOSH (First Out and Standard Home) is about forty five pounds. And it can be booked in one go!

Doncaster in FOSH by East Coast is just under fifty pounds.

Note that all the prices quoted here are using a valid railcard.

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Sport, Transport/Travel | , | Leave a comment

Not Taking Notice Of My Unsubscribes

One national charity, which I think does a lot of good work, but which I’ve never supported keeps sending me e-mails, so I might buy something from them on-line.

I unsubscribe each time, but still they keep coming. I think I’ve had thirteen since the start of November.

I do wonder, if a lot of people now wouldn’t support this charity, as they’ve had a similar treatment.  Which I wouldn’t!

If I get a tin rattler in front of me, they’ll get the reasons.

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Computing | , , | Leave a comment

Why I’m Unlikely To Shop At Ocado!

Yesterday, I looked at Ocado, as a source of Celia gluten free beer.

All I did was look at the site and now every other site I look at shows me an Ocado advert.


So if they are going to hassle me, they can go and park their vans in the Thames

December 6, 2013 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

I Will Say One Thing

I will not comment personally on the sad death of Nelson Mandela.

But I will quote Pieter-Dirk Uys; the satirist and anti-Apartheid activist, from his one man show, that I saw in London about ten years ago.

What if Nelson Mandela, had come out of prison angry?

You don’t want to think about it!

December 6, 2013 Posted by | News | 1 Comment

New Buses for London To Venture South

It is being reported that from February 2014, route 148 from Denmark Hill/Camberwell Green to White City is going to be converted to New Buses for London.

December 6, 2013 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , | Leave a comment