Thursday, 20 October 2011


So I am 37 and a half - which means I've been on this earth for 13,690 days.  Yesterday, my 13,689th day I post a picture on the blog from a postcard that my good friend Matt sent me of the tram that pootles up through the forest where he stays in Saltaire in Yorkshire. Although I've been there, I didn't know what it was called until I looked on the back, and typed out "Shipley Glen Tramway".  Up until that moment - i.e. 13, 689 days I'd been oblivious to it's existence.

Then today, one day later (my 13,690!)in a ruse to get my 4 year old son to swap coats as we are about to leave the house, I promise him one with a badge on it - I scrabble in drawer by the door and pull out the badge above, which I got two years ago in a car boot sale in Edinburgh as part of a suite of train badges, which I thought might appeal to my other  (then) four year old Thomas loving son!
I think that's pretty amazing!  And I hope that's an omen of good luck for Matt forthcoming wedding... Ride on!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Shipley Glen Tramway

A memorable ride through the bluebell woods in Saltaire, Yorkshire.  Built in 1895, the tramway has been completely restored by the Bradford Trolleybus Association, is operated by voluntary help and runs entirely on marrow chutney.