Remember that I vowed not to fly to Paris next time? Seeing how I have a lunch appointment there next month, I was afraid I had to do it all the same, until I discovered TGV. OK, admittedly no giant step for mankind, that - but I never travelled by TGV myself. Also, I quite like the fact that I got a first class return ticket for a mere CHF 94, which is really bon marché.
Going to Paris just for lunch might seem slightly out of proportion, but I am looking forward to combining that with the half-yearly meeting of the General Council of the University of Edinburgh, which is held abroad for the second time already, with London being counted as a foreign country from a Scottish perspective ... well, I am certainly looking forward to a reception at the British Embassy in Paris (remember see ivil French revölüshönairies from Blackadder ?) and a Dinner at the Palais du Luxembourg.