When I was a young boy, back in the 1960s, I had a train set, I’ve written about it before in this blog (Railways) but I’ll recap: I had a few locomotives and some carriages, wagons and track. I never had a permanent track layout, the track was just placed on the floor or on … Continue reading Return to childhood, second hand.
Staying at home 3: A brief spell of normality in a crazy world.
It was minus five the garden this morning, minus five Celsius that is, not garden chairs or bamboo bean-poles. Judging by the cloudless sky it looked like it was going to be a nice sunny day but the clouds arrived in short order and put paid to that. In a way I’m glad I suppose, … Continue reading Staying at home 3: A brief spell of normality in a crazy world.
I grew up in the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted where for the early part of my life my parents and I lived with my mother's parents in George Street at number 130. There are two roads here, in this particular part of the town, not in the town itself, George Street and Ellesmere Road, both … Continue reading Railways