On Wednesday morning, I will catch the Eurostar train for Paris, to spend Christmas with my cousin. Next week some time, we mosey over to Germany for a little snowy, rural getaway.
So much for the plan. Meanwhile, the Eurostar is running a "contingency timetable" due to snow here and on the continent. What this means is that people queue like crazy in the cold, despite having tickets in hand, and maybe get a seat on the day's trains, viz.:
I am packing a water bottle, biscuits, possibly sandwiches and a thermos of hot coffee for Wednesday.