Week 3 of the university term and this week has turned out to be a busy one, but very enjoyable too.
After lectures and my radio show as normal for the first half of the week, I jumped on a train from Cheltenham to Worcester earlier this afternoon and then on to the 356 bus to Crowle, which was a lot cheaper than I was expecting it to be (£1.50 for an adult single – on Stagecoach busses in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire a student single costs £1.20 when I present my Uni of Glos ID card).
My timing was perfect – jump off the train, 5 minute walk to the bus station (which I found after seeing a bus with “Worcester Bus Station” written on the front and then following it), 5 minute wait for the bus, jump on the bus, and arrive in Crowle just before it starts getting dark, just as the weather is turning from being sunny to wet and windy.
So tonight, in case you hadn’t worked it out, I’m staying at my Grandmother’s house. Its great having Wednesday afternoon/all day Thursday off – it gives me time to do things during the week without disrupting my weekend plans (which are: stay at home in Cirencester).
I’m only here for one night – just enough to give me a change of scene for a bit. Then tomorrow afternoon I’ll be heading not back to my house in Cheltenham, but to my house in Cirencester (2 houses: I’d make a good MP) – changing trains at Cheltenham and then getting a bus from Kemble.
This is because I’ve got to be up early on Friday. Instead of going to my lecture at uni I’m going to the BBC Radio Gloucestershire studios, to sit in on Mark Cummings’ Breakfast Show. And my lift will be from Cirencester (easier than catching a bus that early in the morning). I’m quite looking forward to seeing how an all-speech programme like this works behind the scenes.
After that it’ll be back home for the weekend, then back to Cheltenham on Monday. It’ll all seem very boring compared to the busy week I’ve turned this one in to.
Maybe I should come up to Worcestershire more often. Its been over a year since I made my own way up here – but its surprisingly cheap to get a train ticket and then jump on the bus at the other end. (On the other had, it won’t be long before I have to start producing work for assessment at uni again).
I’ll write again soon,