About a year ago I sent this virtual bouqet of flowers to a blog pal. 365 days later and it's here again so I shall have to see what to do about it in 2009! Happy birthday to you, Suburbia!
I am home this weekend after what felt like a long week away (because it was) .
I visited two of my eight store that require overnighters and a good deal of train travel . One is in Derbyshire and one is in county Gwynedd (North Wales) . They are both many stops from Bristol but the pleasant part is that when I stay over, I stay in a family run place in Derbyshire and an old Railway hotel at Llandudno. Each is nice, characterful and relaxing and not anything like the functional but soulless experience of a Travelodge. The store visits were constructive too, and I enjoyed (to some degree) the 22 stop train journey home last night.
I was pleased to get home and take a pint with the chaps. Whilst drinking it (and some others) my brother emailed me from Manila to tell me he was home safe via HK, having spawned an upgrade to Biz' class.
This picture is a goods train I clocked during the week. I tried to imagine how many matches it would make but couldn't really think of a big enough number, settling instead on 'lots' . I like the way the tops of the arches peak out from the top of the logs.