as most people i talk to will know, i do a daily commute into london which is the bain of my life. today was a classic in that we got turfed off the train at colchester into the gale-blown rain. we then had to try and squeeze into a great eastern commuter train which was half the size of our normal intercity. i have developed a new sense of respect for the poor souls who use these trains every day and will endeavour to complain less about my normal journey. the train was dirty, absolutely tiny, hot and late. there is no way i would do that journey more than once a year and i am in awe of the thousands who do it every day, they deserve our sympathy and adulation!