If all else fails, read the instructions. I read the first two words "Gare de....." And immediately got Gare de Nord in my head.
So Gare de Nord is a big train station in Paris just a 40 min walk from where I was staying but I had decided to get an Uber which would be about 5 minutes as I had all my worldly belongings to carry and was still suffering from the flue.
So the Uber arrived at 1120am to get me to Gare de Nord for my 1155am train. I got in the cab and checked my ticket and said to the driver "oh shit, I need to go to Gare de Lyon not Gar de Nord, desole (sorry)", a 40min drive on a good day.
So with normal (heavy) Paris traffic we arrived at 12:07, I missed my train.
So I went to the office to rebook/transfer my ticket and then got in a queue with 15 other people! Lucky they went through the queue quickly and the lady said they could transfer my ticket..... Yay...... For €30, not so yay. OK had no choice if I rebook it would be €60!
She then said "your train leaves in 5 minutes from platform 11, you need to run 😯
So me (who doesn't run) at far too many kgs plus my pack at 19kgs plus my small pack at 8kgs ran. I just hope there wasn't any cctv capturing that!
I made the train. Pheww.
So now on high speed train to Dijon and I’m knackered! Goodnight!