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Monday, 17 July 2017 06:00

Of Jate and cow-pat

16th July 2017

Two weeks left to this blog's seventh anniversary. Should I buy myself a present to mark the occasion? Perhaps a minor face-lift (the blog, my face is dropped to far to be lifted by anything other than the HATRAMM's crane) would be appropriate.

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 09 July 2017 23:28

Of landmarks and sand-castles

9th July 2017

Every so often we pass a milepost – some event or other that marks the next stage in shed development or a loco restoration. Some give a sense of satisfaction, even elation, while others just leave you with a feeling of 'well at least that's over'.  

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 02 July 2017 22:53

Of dust and panel.

2nd July 2017

We are now into the second half of the year, the nights have started to draw in, tennis is about to monopolise our screens (boo!, unless you're into Andy Murray et al, in which case Hooray) and this blog is nearing its seventh anniversary.

Published in 2017 July to September
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 April to June
Sunday, 18 June 2017 22:13

Of guilty hellos
18th June 2017

As usual I like to start this blog with a thought-provoking commentary on an aspect of railways or our daily lives. But it's too hot.

Published in 2017 April to June
Sunday, 11 June 2017 23:53

Of razor wire and free tea

11th June 2017

So here we go with another mix of progress and folly.

Published in 2017 April to June
Sunday, 04 June 2017 23:28

Of brakes, spiders and drains

4th June 2017

Now, before I forget, the first 'official' trailer for 'Murder on the Orient Express' is now out on you-tube.

Published in 2017 April to June
Sunday, 14 May 2017 22:39

Of being on the telly.

14th May 2017

As you will have probably gathered, last weekend had us on a family get-together at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest over near Edwinstowe, so the posting was written in advance and automatically published at the set time: this week it's back to normal.

Published in 2017 April to June
Sunday, 30 April 2017 21:26

Of 'What is the collective noun for a  bus-load of civic dignitaries?'

30th April 2017

We used to believe that the last weekend of the month was the one where everything went wrong and the first was that when everything went right.  

Published in 2017 April to June
Sunday, 16 April 2017 23:57

Of Easter efforts

16th April 2017


Sunday once again, April is half-over, Easter is in full flow. I used to say that on Bank Holiday weekends I'd leave the blog until Monday, but – well -  at my age I can get confused enough and can't remember which day I did what sometimes.  So Sunday it had better remain, even though, as I finish editting this, the clock has ticked over past midnight anyway.

Published in 2017 April to June
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