Up at a relatively civilised hour this morning as our train was not until 08:59. Got to St Pancras with no problems, and mnanaged to get coffee and text my mother before it was time to board the train. This was pleasantly half-empty and on time, and we decided to get the next available train to Liege. This was a slow train and, when it arrived in the station, promptly broke down! So we then got the next train from the older part of the station, and it too was late.
However, we arrived eventually, and checked in to our hotel, only to find that the roomn they had given us was not yet made up, so we asked for another and got a very nice big one, with three huge beds, and separate bathroom and loo! I have made us a cup of tea and am catching up; the Swan Whisperer is fast asleep! I expect I shall have a nap soon, too, and then we must go out and find a supermarket to get the makings of a picnic lunch for tomorrow. Our trip today was to "any Belgian station", so our inter-rail adventure really begins tomorrow.