The majority of last Saturday was spent on the train, that is quite impressive actually, if you realise that I only went to Aberystwyth for the day!
The 4 & 1/2 hour journey was livened by the charismatic, camp, eccentric guard on the train from Shrewsbury to Aber. Whilst announcing stations we got small anecdotes and choice pieces of information, we were even advised to be on the beach at Aber for the afternoon in bathers.
The day was spent with old friends and recent friends, not completely a departure from reality, but it was good to be able to continue from where we had left off the last time we had met, although in a few cases under slightly more somber circumstances!
There is something deeply important about friendships that you can just put on hold for a time until you meet again…