After doing a very good impression of a blue-arsed fly this past week it’s time for a slight change of tempo. The pair of us are swapping the rural delights of West Yorkshire for the hustle and bustle of metropolitan New York in order to celebrate Dawn’s half-century in style!

I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to blog, but I’m sure that a few words and pictures will come out at some points throughout the week.

Right now we’re on an absolutely rammed Grand Central train down to London. When this service started back in 2010 you’d be lucky to get 25- 30 passengers on a 5-car train. Now, even 42 seat First Class is full before Doncaster! This means the pair of us are doing a Jeremy (Corbyn) and sitting on the vestibule floor – only on this train there really are no free seats!