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Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:42

Of flame and flu

15th April 2018

Being a life-time asthmatic and now a few years the wrong side of 60, I have, for this decade at least, taken advantage of the NHS' annual flu-jab, and queued up both in Darley Dale and earlier in Sheffield to get my dose of what best estimates predicted would be the prevalent strain that year.

Published in 2018 Apr-June
Sunday, 18 March 2018 22:38

Of no fun in the snow

18th March 2018

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Two weeks to Easter and we've snow everywhere.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:33

Of sleeping beauty

11th March 2018

A busy week here at the Briddon Country Pile. Let me see what I can tell you of it.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 25 February 2018 23:42

Of weather and cleaner.

25th February 2018

I should have known better than to declare that a start was at last made on the Wickham, for despite Jagger's best intentions, family matters took precedence and he has been unable to get back to Darley Dale to capitalise on the start he made.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 17 December 2017 23:26

Of air bags, buffers and beams

17th December 2017

I'm looking forward to getting back to 'loco work' next year, but for the moment it has been more effort at getting things organised to achieve it.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 22 October 2017 22:16

Of battles and wars

22nd October 2017

It has been busy this week for most of the wrong reasons.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Monday, 02 October 2017 00:10

Of points east and west

1st October 2017

Well, it looks like a mixed bag this week. Something for everyone, maybe. After all, I did promise you a wide-ranging instalment when I signed off last Sunday.

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Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Monday, 04 September 2017 00:03

Of the Common and the unusual

3rd September 2017

If you thought last week's blog was a little 'flat' then maybe this week's will make up for it. Like I said before, you never know what's going to happen around here.

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Published in 2017 Jul-Sep
Sunday, 30 July 2017 23:15

Of not painting

30th July 2017

OK, fanfare,roll of drums. Seven years ago this evening I plucked up courage to write my first blog entry under the umbrella of Pete Waterman's Railnuts site.

Published in 2017 Jul-Sep
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:52

Of tanks and buffers.

25th June 2017

Nearly half-way through 2017 and where has it all gone? I've started getting letters telling me that I need to make a decision about when and how I take my state pension, a point in life - retirement - that I have long concluded could never happen since Barclays Bank made 'an unfortunate mistake' in 2001 and forced Yorkshire Engine Co into Liquidation. But oh dear, some of their senior executives may be in legal trouble, it was announced this week. I must have a whip-round for them. Anyone got a whip?  

Published in 2017 Apr-Jun
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