Even though I say it myself it’s been an interesting weekend.
To paraphrase Churchill “Never have so few done so much and spoken to so few”.
Saturday saw Cris with me and I am pleased to report he seems to be enjoying his turns at the station. He chats with the visitors and is an asset.
Young Derrick turned up with a van he had on hire for a friends move and whilst he had it he kindly removed the junk from the station. Most of which predates me.
Now Derrick is what’s called a doer in other words if something needs doing then he does it. On the railway that makes him a rarity. So Derrick if your reading this thanks for getting rid of the junk it is much appreciated.
Other than that the day was not exactly exciting, yes we had customers and passengers but we were not exactly rushed so the day could best be described as steady.
Today I had Sue my wife with me, and the day would best be described as “Rain stopped play” Heavy showers put paid to any major money taking though considering the conditions we did not do at all badly and we had some really nice people in as well which is always a bonus.
I plan to open a couple of days in the coming week but that will depend very much on the weather, nothing is more soul destroying than a wet day at the station.
Because of the mixed weather this weekend it would be hard to say whether the Olympics are affecting business, next week with the Thomas Big Weekend will be a good indicator as to whether that is the case or not. Watch this space as they say.