Tasty raspberries and broken down trains!

Well I don’t mind admitting yesterday I didn’t achieve what I first set out to, after waking early I set out with great intentions of visiting a Gloucestershire heritage railway, then once there take lots of photographs of steam trains to excitedly upload onto my WordPress the same evening. Yes a day’s fun in part for my blog.

Alas things didn’t play out that way, the late autumn sun was shining, my camera batteries were charged, but our other railway network, you know the one commuters use for work everyday paying a small fortune for the privalige, decided to shutdown just outside Birmingham New Street station!Β FFS does nothing work in this country? πŸ™‚

A train Company with 150yr old locos can put on a Service running to a timetable, but in 2018 GWR cannot! Enough lol,Β I’d better not harp on about Japanese made Hitachi machines with their sophisticated drive by wire electronics being no match for brass valves and levers, big sigh, Isambard Kingdom Brunel could make locomotives that worked and they were made in England!

Still I made it home safely, and πŸ€” perhaps I’ll try again another day.

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So you may be wondering why photograph a desert plate of fresh raspberries alongside a GWR train ticket reciept? Take a close date on the receipt and you’ll read the date 29/08/2018, yep Wednesday 😊 and they make for excellent comfort food after sitting inside a hot passanger carraige!

Mind you there was one saving grace, lots of attractive ladies of all sizes and ages (18+) resplendent in low cut summer blouses and pretty dresses, fabulous and as some of you are aware I’m a ‘boobs’ man through and through, did you know they jiggle even more inside swaying train carriages, πŸ™‚ “whoo-ha” every broken train cloud has a silver lining! ..………..Β 

“The day we stop lookin’, Charlie, is the day we die”, Al Pacino in ‘Scent of a Woman’ and oh so true!!!

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Anyways rather than steam trains I’ll show you a plate of delicious raspberries instead, I picked them that same evening and as we can attest to, home grown food always taste better than supermarket shop bought because they’re fresh and free, yes?


A. Shepherdson 2018

27 thoughts on “Tasty raspberries and broken down trains!

  1. A man after my own heart with the raspberries and glad you got home safely after the delays… And yes I am with you on those old steam locomotives.. I walked along a train track myself at the weekend.. All thanks to Beeching! back in the 60’s … We have made a real mess of our railways since then..

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    • I am very proud of my raspberries πŸ™‚ plus they’re quite easy gardening πŸ˜‰ I’m still planning on visiting an on the subject of the state of our railways, I read in the paper yesterday a guy was quote Β£169 return from Derby to Southampton. Instead he split the same journey into 10 seperate tickets and saved Β£70…………… complete madness, renationalise! πŸ˜€

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