Friday, 4 April 2014

On the right lines! ;-)

I'm back! ;-)

You might have missed me?!

I had a slight 'mishap' on 5th Feb... (or maybe I should say, 'disaster'),

when I bore the brunt of the severe weather, which battered much of the

south west.

I have to admit that I was somewhat frightened as I bent... I buckled...

 and then I collapsed! ;-(

So many people depend on me, every day, you see.

I felt as sick as a pig, knowing that I had let them down

...big time!

And there I lay.

Injured and out of action;

wrecked, ruined and redundant;

and very, very sad.

An indescribable and miserable melancholy lay over me.

But, thankfully, not for long as my 'saviours'

burst into action!

My importance was too vital to let me lie

unattended for too long!

How grateful I am for that hard work and industry which

aided my recovery!

The constant care and attention, which I received, astounded me...

 and soon brought me back to full recovery!

When the chips are down, in this country we rise to the occasion

and show what can be done to turn  disaster into


I am back !

I am fighting fit and I am raring to go!

The South West is once more on the right lines!

And so, all that remains is to say a massive

'thank you' to that vast workforce; that wonderful team

of people at Network Rail, who worked day in, day out (and not forgetting through night

after night!); who worked over and above

in order to restore me to full health

(in record time, no less!!)

The doctors and nurses of the track have triumphed!

Visiting times are now declared permanently open!! ;-)

Please join me, raise your glasses and shout:

'Three cheers.....!!'


Sunday, 30 March 2014


How could you not want to live here?!

I would really love this to be the pathway to my home!

We're in Shaldon, which is situated across the River Teign from Teignmouth.

First and a snack at The Clipper Cafe...

I highly recommend this lovely cafe.

Clean, good food and good service.

That done,  a mooch along the river's edge, 

looking across to Teignmouth.

LOL..'Orsman'...somewhat apt....or maybe not...

he's the village butcher!

And just in case you fancy a quick trip across the Teign,

here are your ferry times:

Shaldon is an attractive little place; it even has a

Candlestick maker's abode...that is next to...

yes, of course...the butcher's and the baker's!

Spot the oddity... 

A little old Morris 1000.

I reckon it really belongs here:

Delightful...and in Devon!