The so called ‘train crisis’ in the UK is really not as bad as the media is making out. I travelled from Newcastle to Crewe [a 4 hour journey requiring 2 changes of train] without any problems at all. In fact, the trains were completely empty [in the run up to Christmas!?].
As a result of my slightly hectic lifestyle, travelling is the only opportunity I get to have a good think and develop some ideas. During yesterdays journey, I had a good idea for a novel I will never write, and I made some plans for a few personal new media projects I wouldn't mind getting off the ground.