Yesterday I went to London on the train from Manchester Piccadilly, to go to the Branch Officers’ Meeting of the Historical Association. I got plenty of work done on the train, and even managed to send an email (which was a first for me – sending one from a train, that is!) before the WiFi cut out completely.

I arrived back at Manchester just after 6pm. I got off the train and found myself walking down the platform alongside Michael Wood. Now if there was one historian that I would like to be like, it would be him (though possibly without the media career!). I haven’t got over it yet. In fact, I may never get over it. One very happy person!