Today my Mr Locoman is driving or firing a steam train.
He is not at all well but he does love his trains, so he left last night for an early start this morning. He will come back covered in black soot and stinking to high heaven, but his teeth will show through as he will have a big beaming smile on his face from the excitement of his day.
Next weekend…now I’m so excited about this…yippy
We are going on the Santa express on the Severn Valley.
This is just SOOOOOO magical… I LOVE IT!
Last year was brilliant we had a first class compartment and we took a large flask of mulled wine. We had roast chestnuts and mince pies. It was just like being in another time. The Severn Valley Railway is very old fashioned and has all the original stations and they keep it so beautifully.
I love this particular day at the railway, all the others I don’t mind missing…I married into a family of train-spotters so you can catch my drift here…hehehe
Being on a steam train just sets my imagination off, so I will tell you about my naughtiness last year.
I was sat in our compartment giggling with the kids when we stopped at a station.
*CAL said, “Why have we stopped Mom?
So me being me said. “I think the dementors have got on!”
*AJ then decided to imitate a dementor and terrify his little sister.
Just then in the spirit of Harry Potter,
The philosophers stone.
An elderly lady opens our compartment door and asks if we would like anything off the trolley….giggle
Of course I couldn’t resist it I said,
“Oh yes, could we have a liquorish wand and two packets of Droobles please!”
This elderly lady then bent down searching her trolley, my kids were in hysterics.
She then looked up towards me with a very confused expression on her face and says.
“What are Droobles my love?”