Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm Cheap

People who know me will be aware how magnificently generous I am - except to myself.
Further to my night time journeys for peanuts, I have managed to figure out some extraordinary cheap train fares about the place - not necessarily convenient, but cheap. Glasgow to London via Edinburgh for £15.70 and return via a wait in Warrington for a mere £12.70 - both booked the day before travel. Even inconvenient flights were into the £200 bracket.
And overnight? A B&B in Barnes ( I was admittedly meeting someone just nearby early the next day) which, had there been two of us,would have been a total of £38.50.
Unfortunately , as there was only me, it was still £38.50.
The total for a day and a half in London and overnight was thus £66.90 which is actually less than it costs me to stay at home per day.
Mind you Mrs. Lear has opined that she is very happy for me to travel any way I like - just as long as I don't take her with me. Or if I do the same thing has the decimal point moved to the right.
PS Teleograph has its social stereotype today as the cheap traveller. I don't recongise myself at all...

4 comments:

In Actual Fact said...

Presumably, come Sep 3rd one could even possibly offset the kerosene used flying against the "Old and Infirm" heating allowance....

Winchester whisperer said...

What about the by-election - is that in your constituency?

kinglear said...

ww - its sort of periphery. I live in the street with the most millionaires in Britain in it. Glasgow East has the greatest number of permanently unemployed in it.

Winchester whisperer said...

Are those labels exclusive?