A day trip, pirates and reflection on the age of consent


So we wanted to go to York – about 2 hours away by train.  Usually we would drive down – about 4 hours?  Just easier.

The train was the option now: £70. We would have spent about £40 on petrol.

We usually have a bit of fun when travelling, but I do think train takes the (British rail) biscuit.  So many lovely journeys – I instantly recall loads of trips on Eurostar to London, and loads of trips to from York when I was a student travelling to/from Lancaster.

This day we learnt Pirate language, guided through by our Pirate Host Maddie.  We could have learnt Pirate in a car, but to be honest I would have been distracted and would have been a bad student.  Just a bit less stress on the train. Even managed a McKewans (the only time anyone has a can of McKewans is on a train isn’t it?).

We paid child fare for Tess, having just jumped off a bus where we paid full fare, and about to jump on another bus, in Edinburgh, where she pays half fare.  Tess is right – what IS the message to teens about the age of consent?  Seems to vary just a tad.  No wonder they are confused.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gary
    Jun 21, 2010 @ 16:52:39

    I’m loving the videos, see that Tess is keen as well. :-)

  2. Steve
    Jun 21, 2010 @ 22:01:58

    Thanks gary! i al struggling with the technology and the style! And I do think that the site will provide more of an insight into teen disaffection that sustainability!