The last day at work also coincides with the last day of the school term here in sunny (it actually is sunny today) Islington. The last few hours at work seem to drag as well. We've had a birthday in the team, the desks are overflowing with donuts and the Krispy Kremes all went quickly.
I have the suitcase out of the loft. How much can two people need for a single weekend away?
The cruise is with Saga and cost £160 per head all inclusive with the exception of booze. This includes rail travel at both ends, transfer from the rail station to the dock and travel insurance.
Looking on the rail websites, the time we are going, economy, is almost £158. Okay, they will have cheaper fares for businesses. So to get the boat back to Dover they are loss leading to get passengers to try a cruise.
As we live near Dover (!) the train to Edinburgh leaves our local station at 0609, with two changes before the 0830 Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley station, arriving there about 1330. Time for a sleep on the train!