For the second time in 3 years I am doing the university open day rounds, this time with Bee. It was a bit of a learning experience with Edie. I expected her to go on her own as I did, but we soon found out that it is expected that parents go too. We soon found that grannies, grandads, siblings, and everyone else goes along too for a day out. I have to say that once you have sat in a couple of lecture theatres hearing about how wonderful a particular course is and why you should go to that university, it does all go into a blur.
Back to the visit – we’re going to Cardiff on Friday. I went there with Edie and she put them down as one of her potential insurance choices – only when she got the offer they had upped the advertised grades so she turned them down.
I’ve been a bit disorganised yet again, so forgot to book an advance fare. We have, however, managed to save about £50 on the fares by splitting the tickets. This involves booking two or more tickets for one journey – we are splitting it a Cheltenham. We don’t change trains – as long as the train stops at the station, you are ok.
My best ticket splitting deal saved me £100 and halved the cost of the journey when we went to Durham. What has your best train deal been?
Until next time, Tawney x