I rule out the four young Oriental people who are pretending to be tourists, but really are on a fact finding mission for when the Chinese call in their loans and take over the western banking system. THEN all the trains will run on time.
I don’t think the murderer is the girl opposite, as she is texting furiously. Definitely going to meet her secret lover . They only meet in Birmingham once a month when he is there in business. Of course once the children are old enough he will be able to leave and they can be together. Unless both children go to university, then they may have to wait a wee bit longer, as leaving at that critical time might upset their studies …and his wife might get depressed with empty nest syndrome, so he may have to stay a bit longer… and she just hopes he doesn’t have grandchildren too early or that might delay things too.
But back to solving the murder. The obvious suspect is the white haired old lady, four seats in front. I just know she works for MI5. The clipped accent gives it away. ( think Judy Dench as M in James Bond) in fact it probably IS Judy Dench, who has now taken flexible retirement and just does the odd assassination assignment to keep her hand in. I am not fooled by the charming smile and the the flute case, which really contains a gun with silencer and the little “grandchild” with her is really a dwarf, an MI5 trainee, who left the circus to find a more interesting job.
So having solved the imaginary murder, I settle down to read my book. Michael Mcintyres (British comedian) autobiography. Life and Laughing Not as funny as I’d hoped and I quickly get bored. So I bring out the snack, lovingly prepared by my dear husband to keep me away from the temptations of the pastries on the tea trolley.
I gaze out of the window. Wherever I travel, I think, there is nowhere as nice as England’s green and pleasant land. You can keep your Loire valleys and Swiss Alps, I just love England. So I watch the green fields , cows and sheep and mountains in the distance pass by for a while
I doze for a time, then suddenly we are approaching Birmingham New Street station and my son and his family are waiting.
Love from Birmingham