A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Steam Trains.

Yesterday, i woke up in a panic! it was colins dads 80th on the 24th, and he is mad about trains, his living room as a traintrack running all around it with junction boxes stations etc...So i booked him a driver experience day at llangollen, the panic was because he's notoriously fickle and could quite easily have refused point blank to partake!!! and also what if it was to much for him and he hurt himself or became ill???? worry worry worry!!!!!
Anyway it went really well he was a bit taken aback at first as we had to hoist him and shove him into the thing, but he soon joined in the swing of things and donned a boiler suit and hat,,,, we where all sent into the following carriage to be driven by him..
It was a good day and one which will long live in our memories and give him something to tell his cronies about...We had a lovely meal in a new place over looking the river The old mill or somesuch, i'd recommend it..then on to betws to the train museum then home for tea and to discover all my ciders gone flat??


  1. Good for Grandad. My OH would love to do that. Toady

  2. How are you Bodran? Still doing the rain dance then? Just doing a catch up on everybody...what a lovely idea for a pressie - glad he liked it!

  3. Phew I'm glad grandad played ball - or steam trains - my mum's a bit fickle like that, too.

  4. Gosh my youngest would be in heaven we used to be dragged onto steam trains at the slightest excuse when we lived in teh Uk Lucky dad!!

  5. Hub3 into all that. Glad Grandad had a good day.

  6. What a lovely idea. I don't know if you saw my old blog but we used to lived at an old station masters house, near ironbridge.

    He would have loved working with all the railway enthusiast volunteers that would go up and down the line at the weekends.

    warm wishes

  7. what a great idea. know just what you mean about "fickle". Ian's dad who is the loveliest person can sometimes just refuse to play ball, and that's that! are you still wanting some geraniums?

  8. Cheers to you, Jo!
    And happy birthday to the railroad master!
    You had a superb idea and got it to actually happen.
    Not just anybody could have managed that and you know it!