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The journey to Cardiff for a day of mediation isn’t a pleasant one for Catherine Burtinshaw

26 October 2012

I’m not great at mornings. In fact, that is something of an understatement. I enjoy my sleep and am rudely wrenched from it every working day by a rather obnoxious alarm clock.

You can imagine my dismay when a recent mediation in Cardiff was timetabled for an 11am start. I have travelled there by rail before, and do not recall the journey with any fondness. It is a small local train despite the mammoth trip, and one is lucky to spot a drinks trolley throughout its three and a half hour duration. It does make you realise that with the Virgin Trains West Coast service from Manchester to London, Mr Branson has been rather spoiling us.

I bumped into a friend in the 6am queue to collect ticket...

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