Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spellinh mistakes courtesy of East Coast Raiil

I am sitting on a train heading out of Newcastle on my way back south to Londn after 2 weeks of visiting my Dad. I treated myself to a 1st class ticket ( which was not much more than a standard class), so i have free wifi and fodd and drink service. i thought i would take advantage of the 31/2 hour journy to catch up on my blogging. However, I have not aken into onsideration the lack of investment in rail travel over the last 20 years or so, which makes rail travel, even 1st cladss feel like riding a very bumpy roler coaster.
I have just ben served a large glas of red wiine and I am taking bets as to howw much gets drunk, and how much gets pored over my nice clesn shirst.
I am happy to report that Dad is alive and well on the aniverery of his 90th Birthday. He is smaller, less steady on his feet, and has a few more shakes than 6 months ago, but is remrkable, considering he had a hert attack in February last year, which nearl floored him completely.
It never gets any easier saying goodbye, as we both keep thinking this will be the last time we see each other, but we romised to see each other in 6 months which gives us both something to look forward to.

The lokelyhood of me having a clean shirt when i arrive in london has now been decreased with the arrival of lunch. All bets are off.





20 comments:

  1. Haha! Thanks for giving me a big laugh this morning Wally. I'm happy to hear your Dad is alive and well and that you had a good visit with him. Safe travels.

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    1. Hi Dani, Sytil on the trane. bumpety bunp xz

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  2. You have made my day ! Thanks for the laughs glad that your Dad is maintaining his health.

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  3. The swaing is stil ongoingg. Thankss for stopping by

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  4. I've always enjoyed sit-down dining on the train. Penzance to London mostly. Oh, and the tea and biscuit wake-up call, when the sleeper gets into Paddington Station. Also love that Bronze Bear:)

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  5. Good old Dad! Bless him - my dad was tough as old boots. Used to joke we would need to shoot him eventually.

    And wot's alL thiS gRammmur nOn-since>? Their is nufFink rong wiff it...$£*

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    1. It is fast becoming the normal. New glasses i think

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  6. This gave me a much needed good laugh, today! happy belated to your wee dad!

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    1. Thanks Ali, Home now.it is always too short

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  7. Hi Wally. Thanks for this funny and bittersweet post. My dad tells me of a long train ride we had when I was tiny and slept on his chest. "He is smaller" got to me, I think that when I see my dad during recent visits. Bumpty bump, perhaps your shirt will become a work of art.

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    1. Maybe I have a fortune in my wardrobe :)

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  8. so lovely to catch up........hope the journey home not so bumpy!!

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  9. We often upgrade to first class when we fly. It costs less than 20 bucks and is worth it just to get a big seat and comfy blankets.

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  10. Hope your Dad is ok and you get to see him again soon. Bxx

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