I am often (more often than I deserve) called a jinx by my friends and family who think if something can go wrong with me, it will. Today, however, whilst so many folk were having problems with the trains to Edinburgh and back, I just 'sailed' through it! Bob Doris told me he got on the 6pm and got home at 9.45pm. Stewart who works for me left parliament at 6 and arrived home at 10.15.
I, on the other hand, after a lovely, scenic journey and punctual arrival in Edinburgh, got on the 8pm home and arrived in Queen Street Station at 8.51pm. Simple. I've decided positive thinking is the key to my future and therefore, I am no jinx, no, I am someone who has lived a charmed life. There, that should do it.
Politics Live - readers' edition: Friday 15 December
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