The good news was that a friend recommended the delights of Cloudwater and Track for my two hour craft beer bar stop in Manchester before I boarded the thunderbolt rail service to Liverpool. The bad news is that the East Midlands train, which my two loyal readers may have noted I referred to earlier as rickety, has broken down at Chesterfield railway station. I’m not particularly disappointed as Delay Repay is kicking in now so I’ll get some of my rail fare back, but my time in Manchester is ever decreasing…..
Currently nearly 30 minutes behind schedule and we can’t hear what’s wrong as the speakers in the train aren’t working properly. But even that delay is still over an hour of craft beering in Manchester if they hurry up and come up with a new plan. Although I suspect I might be rejoining the train one hour behind which Bev is on. Susan and Steve are sensibly on trains via London, they’re living the life of luxury on their services.