Went to Ben’s last night for Christmas drinks. Turned out to be a really enjoyable evening with lots of good company and good conversation. As usual there was lots of drink and superb food on offer. Saw Thom who has finally returned to the UK after his extended trip to Barcelona.

The most amazing thing about the trip up was that both directions the trains ran on time or even early! Compared with previous jourmeys that ahve taken hours, this time it only took about 1.5 hours each way, which is exactly what it’s supposed to take. I’m not expecting a repeat of this anytime soon, but was suitably impressed it even happenned this once.

One of the other people I met last night was behind a really interesting website, http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ which basically allows you to see what your MP has been up to simply by entering your postcode. Seeing how safe my local MP’s seat is considered was a blow (as I’d like to see a change at the next election to try and get some fresh ideas for this area) but having access to information like that certainly makes it an interesting site to visit if you live in the UK.