First outing of the year was to Painshill on 20 January. A bit cold and damp, but very few folks had ventured out. A nice few hours in good company... <more photos here>
Although this month has been "steady" rather than busy, - which seems to happen after the Festive Season - there are some very exciting times ahead. :
- Mum's 85th Birthday
- A weekend in Hayling Island
- My first Grandchild due
- A School Pal's 60th in Brighton
- Molly's Bell Ringing
- Holiday in the Isle of Wight
- My 60th !!!
are all due before the end of April.
Over the last year or so, I have found my personal time a little stretched and noticed that I have become less satisfied with how my time off is being spent.
I need to visit and keep an eye on my Mum's care and well-being.
I want to spend time with loved ones and I have been short changing both them and myself by excluding about ten hours of every Saturday from my weekend schedule with them - historically, Sunday travel from Surrey to London has proved very troublesome and inefficient so my visits are on Saturday.
To try and work around this, I have decided to visit my Mum on two consecutive Saturdays and then have a Saturday "off".
This means that my Saturday "off", falls alternately when Jenny has her daughter in residence and then when Layla is with her Dad.
The schedule looks okay on a printed sheet, but I will see how it works in practice.
Surely I cannot be the only one who finds the name of the newly constructed platform just a little sinister.
"Abandon hope all ye who climb the stairs to Platform Zero".
So, until next time
Pip... pip !!!