Wednesday, 22 February 2012

aclaiir, paddington

Enjoyed attending the committee meeting of ACLAIIR (Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources) at the BL (British Library) today. Oh, you didn't realise that librarians liked acronyms.

A lovely journey up and a great meeting. Looking forward to the AGM in Oxford in the summer.

I liked catching trains to and from Paddington, which has been my London station all my life. I remember Dad and I on my first train journey when I must have been about 8 or 9, not long after the Badminton branch line had been axed, so we had to travel from Kemble station. The trip to Hamleys and seeing all the conjuring tricks they sold was amazing.

I was a little thrown by the fact that Swindon appeared on the list of stations on the train I was sitting on this evening but realised my mistake. The train would have got me home at one time in my life but not today.

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