Monthly Archives: January 2018

I may have been a bit early.

Last Sunday saw me back at the station after a few weeks off suffering from the lurgi.

I was firing on 3 ¾ cylinders, but decided a bit of fresh air would do me the world of good.

I may have been a bit premature, I woke up on Monday feeling like the proverbial dogs dinner, had breakfast and went back to bed.

This was the wife reaction when I said I was not feeling too good again.

Whilst I have been ill Sue has been looking after me, I am not sure if she has been mothering me or smothering me!!

So hopefully I will feel OK for the excitement this coming Sunday. We shall see.

Other exciting news is that we have a few other types of coffee for the station staff from the Tassimo machine and now two different hot chocolate. All at 30p a pod. Normal free tea and coffee still available of course for working members. And I don’t class working as being the only thing you do is work at getting a free drink!!

One final bit of excitement was a bag of dog dirt by the station name sign on platform 1. I am going to have to declare war on dog owners, it will not be a pretty sight!!


Well it’s Thursday and here I am still down with the lurgi.

So Orton Mere will be closed on Saturday although of course the train service will still stop at the station.

Sitting here feeling quite terrible, and it’s costing me a fortune in screen wipes to get rid of what I am spluttering over the computer screens!

It’s fair to say I would not wish this on my worst enemy, that’s how bad it is!! Still I am sure we will get over it, but a Sunday freezing at the station would do nothing to help at all. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next weekend, we shall see.

So I will sit here now coughing sneezing and generally feeling miserable….

This is a good visual indication of how I feel

Good start to the year

Well that’s Christmas and New Year out of the way. The wife bought me a cordelss drill at Christmas so heaven knows what jobs she has planned for me over the coming months.

Tomorrow sees a steam service running, though how many visitors we get will very much depend on the weather. Unfortunately my station will be closed although the trains will stop. But the wife and I are down with a dose of the lurgi, and I am coughing enough to be mistaken for a misfiring engine. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week all being well.

My target at home at the moment is to have a cull of my computer stuff, I have no room for anything and it’s really irritating me no end. I did say I would have a clear out when I retired at the end of November but at the moment I have one more computer than I did then, which was not the plan at all. So I can see that sometime next week when I no longer cough everywhere I will start the clear out and I think I will have to be quite ruthless..

We also have plans for a sort out at the station and perhaps a bit of a move round, so watch for progress on that at some stage.

Now to find a bit of paper and make a list of what I can get rid of…..