Thursday, 5 July 2012

Stress and steam trains

A mixed bag today.  I started to feel the pressure build today, so popped home from work an hour early to take a couple of painkillers and lie down and relieve the tension.  So this afternoon I was able to enjoy a trip on the Severn Valley Railway, complete with cream tea in a carriage complete with sofas (with Jubilee tapestry cushions!), in the delightful company of three friends - thanks, Sheila, for the treat!

You'll have to forgive the quality of the photo's, taken on my antiquated mobile (I forgot to take the camera).

 There were two amazing bright red fields of poppies, but again the combination of the mobile and taking them at speed don't do them justice - but you do get an idea of how beautiful they are.




I just love all the old engines.


The SVR hold a WWII fortnight each year, when the station has a makeover and you step back into the 1940's - there is even a wartime 'dig for victory' allotment on the platform, along with lots of other memorabilia.  The railway is run by volunteers, and they all deserve to be very proud of their work.  The stations along the route (Kidderminster to Bridgenorth) are a delight - complete with sweet little gardens, and all authentic vintage items that transport you back to a bygone era.



Sandbags and a cart collecting metal objects for the war effort.




Tonight, I was meant to go out to a meeting but - sorry girls - I really need to get to bed.  So frustrating, and I feel like a real wuss, but I must wear my sensible head and have an early night if I'm going to finish the week well.

Love for now, and thanks again, Sheila, for the treat. xx

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