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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, 08 April 2018 23:41

Of HAPpiness and the ornamental pond

8th April 2018

You may notice that Weekend Rails has a slightly different appearance this week. The template has been updated and now should re-size itself automatically which should be of assistance if you are one of these who takes all your internet on your smartphone. The 'cloud tags' have been consigned to history but if you click on a tag below the entry you'll get a list of all the posts with that tag. Good eh? Now let's get back to normal business.

Published in 2018 Apr-June
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, 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, 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
Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:57

Of chickens and eggs.

18th February 2018

 Slightly fewer miles this week, so slightly less fatigued. Migraines temporarily averted. No need to go to Tunstead. Has it been a holiday? Naah..

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 04 February 2018 23:36

Of bogies, tunnel and dashcam

4th February 2018

A bit for everyone this week, I think. Whether its s.g., n.g., steam or diesel, we've something that might catch your attention, educate or amuse.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:45

Of sore thumb and grazed forehead

21st January 2018

 

I like to start the blog with a few pithy phrases that give an air of detached insightfulness. Unfortunately I can't think of any.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:31

Of anti-biotics and bus bars

14th January 2018

I decided to give Mr Strawbridge's antics a miss tonight. As a friend commented, he'd watched it last week but with gritted teeth. I knew exactly what he meant and I have no wish to return prematurely to my dentist.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 24 December 2017 22:06

Of Scanner and Santa


24th December 2017

OK, so how many of you are going to sneak off during Christmas Day to read this blog, I wonder?

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
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