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what we do for our kids

Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:38

Of wheels wanderers and scribble

24th June 2018

Gosh it's hot. Anyone would think it's summer., Oh, it is. Well that sneaked up behind me without me noticing. .

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:35

Of seals, bushes and carpenters

10th June 2018

Right, back to normal. Have you seen that first programme on carriage restoration (C4) presented by Peter Snow and Henry Cole? (The latter has his own series 'Shed and Buried' which is frequently on in the afternoons on Travel Channel. Steph used to watch it if she wanted an afternoon snooze - his voice guaranteed to put her in a stupour). But why, given he is a motor-bike afficianado with no rail knowledge, is he co-presenting?

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 03 June 2018 20:29

Of vans, Wickhams and wheels

3rd June 2018

I'd love to start by telling you how many copies of my novel, The Railway to Merhead got sold this week but I honestly don't know.

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 27 May 2018 21:20

Of rotabroach and slogging

27th May 2018

I am unashamedly going to start with a picture that illustrates what no bedside table is complete without.

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Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 20 May 2018 22:21

Of spherilastik magic

20th May 2018

I know, I shouldn't moan about the sun after all the rain and snow we've had, but I got this dashcam for Christmas and the self-adhesive pad  that is supposed to hold it to the windscreen goes soft after an hour or so parked in direct sunshine and I come back to find the camera ready to take close-ups of the passenger side floor. I'm getting tired of trying to get it to stick again and prodding the cable back into the trim around the screen. Another fall or two and it's out with the epoxy.

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:31

Of air and fuel tanks

13th May 2018

The trouble with Bank Holidays is that by the time I get around to writing this blog, so much has passed that I have difficulty remembering exactly what it was we did. I know, blame it on galloping dementia.

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Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 06 May 2018 20:47

Of cholesterol and corrosion

6th May 2018

Welcome once again to Weekend Rails blog. A broad range of topics this week, affecting health and wealth

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 29 April 2018 20:42

Of seeing the train for the trees

29th April 2018

Another varied week here at the Briddon Country Pile. Steph has had a go at me for 'putting work and locos in front of my health' as on Monday I was out and about and only tried to get an appointment at the Doctor's on Monday night, which was a forlorn hope.

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 25 March 2018 23:08

Of cuts and corrosion

25th March 2018

Well, it's going to be a packed programme tonight. So let's get on with it.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 04 March 2018 22:52

Of being cut down to size

4th March 2018

OK, I admit there's been a bit of snow this week. Three or four inches judging by the layers on cars and locos and such.

IMG 4057 blog

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
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