Tag Archives: South West trains

And it started off so well…

Last night, following a lovely date at Cafe Rouge, I left the flat at 8:45, in the hope of getting aboard the 9:25 train home. I was so jolly and happy. South West Trains saw fit to change all of … Continue reading

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Joan the Mad

I love the fact that, in ‘olden times’, people were referred to as ‘the’ something. Charles the Bald, Philip the Ugly, Frederick the Handsome, Philip the Unnecessarily Violent, Brian the Boofhead, etc. It makes history just that bit more comical. … Continue reading

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Steam engines required

It snowed this morning in the South East. When I woke up and looked through the kitchen window all was clear. About 15 minutes later it started falling. Very quickly the garden was covered in white. It had stopped by … Continue reading

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Massive signal failure

We had an unexpected meal in the Baltic restaurant tonight. Mirinda has been to the Baltic before and suggested we eat there after South West Trains declared their inability to get us home. I had left my Northern Line train, … Continue reading

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Flood on the tracks

I haven’t had to moan about the trains for a long time. So, fortunately, I had the sort of trip into town that warrants a jolly good moan. And while it wasn’t the fault of South West Trains, it didn’t … Continue reading

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And all that jazz

It was rather frosty this morning as I waited on Farnham station for a train that only managed to let me down. Bloody engineering works! The trains into Waterloo today were awful. because there was engineering work in the Surbiton … Continue reading

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Exactly a year to go

BBC Breakfast was broadcast from the main Olympic site this morning. A lot of it was inside the aquatic centre, which looks wonderful. The reason? It’s exactly one year before the opening ceremony in 2012. Tom Daly (Olympic diver) is … Continue reading

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Hale and Hearty

I have just recovered from my yearly dose of ill health. It’s always a simple cold and it generally only lasts 24 hours. 2011 was no exception. It struck without warning on Monday. I was happily walking the dogs around … Continue reading

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