I travel on Virgin Trains Pendolino service a lot; I go up to Manchester 2 to 3 times a month.
One of the benefits of these journeys is the time I get to think and reflect. It’s time for me to chew ideas over, makes notes and write. That’s why I always try and get a seat in the quiet carriage. I can’t always get a seat there so do, occasionally, sit in the unreserved coaches.
I choose not to speak to people when I’m there. I’m not uncommunicative – I just want time for myself. With our always-on digitally enabled lifestyles, we have to get peace and quiet in the places we can.
So if you buy a drink and do to me what’s recommended in this article, I won’t be held accountable for my actions.