Thursday, 18 June 2015

Big Journey Ahead


Well the countdown is into single numbers, 8 days to go, until we get on that train and go to Berwick wooo! I honestly cannot wait yet I can't help but be nervous about the train journey.



I am not anxious as such as I love Berwick, it's a happy place for me, but this is the first big train journey for Liam and Sophie.  We leave at 12:22 from our home town with a change in Motherwell which is only 20 minutes by train.  At Motherwell we have a half hour wait, the kids will love that as they get the chance to see the different trains come and go.  Then at 1316 we depart for Berwick arriving at 14.48 so the journey takes two and a half hours all in.

To make the trip less stressful for all included I took/will take the following steps.


  • Booked the train in advance.  This made the fare cheaper, we all love to save money.
  • Reserved seats.  I have always reserved seats for long journeys, to me this is essential.
  • Activity packs.  They both have colouring books, pencils and paper to keep them amused.
  • I will take juice, water, sandwiches an crisps. It is cheaper and I know the kids will like it.
  • Play eye spy.  Liam loves this game, Sophie is just learning. Fun way to pass time.
We have packed away most of the clothes etc into the suitcase which just leaves little bits to go in the night before.  My lovely mum and dad are taking the case in their car along with their case and my mum's wheelchair so we don't need to take it on the train with us. I am more organised than usual which is nice.  Just need the day to arrive now!

I won't be updating the blog when I am away but I will tell you all about it when I come back.

34 comments:

  1. Enjoy your trip, can't wait to hear all about it when you get back :)

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    1. Thank you :) I will take loads of pictures too x

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  2. oh i bet you are very exciting i hope you ave a fabulous time

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    1. Thanks. I am just as bad as the kids lol x

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  3. I'm sure the kids will love the trip. You sound well organised and time goes quickly on a train. At least they can stretch their legs and run around!

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    1. They will hopefully. It is a lovely journey along the coast. That is what I love about the train so much space and you can move around x

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  4. Awww have a lovely time. the kids will love the train journey :)

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    1. Thank you :) Not too long to wait now x

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful time. We have grown to love long train journeys as H & I have done quite a few now.

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    1. Thank you! It has been a while since I have been on a long train journey. It helps that my son loves trains lol x

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  6. Enjoy your trip! It sounds like you're very organised! x

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    1. Thank you :) I am organised.....so far lol x

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  7. Have a lovely trip. Berwick is a really pretty place and I'm sure the journey will go much smoother and quicker than you are anticipating.

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    1. Thank you :) It is very pretty, 11 years since I last traveled there by train. I am sure it will go fine just me being me lol x

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  8. Having recently been away myself I know how excited you must be feeling. Berwick is so beautiful!

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    1. It is such an exciting time but frustrating as we just want to go now lol. It is a gorgeous place, so laid back and the people are lovely too x

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  9. Have an ace time. My kids love the train, it is much less stressful than taking the car,

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    1. Thank you :) I am glad I can't drive yet, as you say that would be stressful xx

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  10. Have a great time and hope the journey goes well.

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    1. Thank you :) It's going to be a long 7 days, I just want to go now lol x

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  11. I hope you have a fantastic time x

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  12. Good luck! Have a wonderful trip :) x

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  13. Hope you have a fabulous time xx

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  14. Oh have a wonderful time, I can't wait to read all about it!!

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  15. Hope you have a lovely time. The train route is so scenic, bet your kids will love it.

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    1. Thank you. It is a beautiful route I agree. Xx

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  16. This sounds fabulous Angela, have the most wonderful time. Look forward to hearing all about it :)

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  17. You will be back by now! Sorry for the late comment, I hope you had a wonderful time. Kaz x

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    1. we had a brilliant time. didnt want to come home lol x

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