Tuesday 29 November 2016

Not the wrong kind of snow...

British readers will be familiar with the many and varied explanations given for late running of trains in our country.

Travelling back to Aberdeen from Nottingham on Monday, we were a bit late in the season for the "leaves on the line" line and it's not yet deep enough into winter for "the wrong kind of snow", and so they had to come up with a different excuse for the 16 minute delay in arriving into Newcastle...

Minor hiccups involving stray equines aside, it was a pleasant enough journey once I had found a spot to make myself comfortable.


  1. Hehe, that's one excuse Mum hasn't had fur her regularly late train...usually peeps on the line nefer a horse!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Hari Om
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Are we to assume a live horse, or one with suicidal tendencies.... the mind goes haywire.

    Anyhoo - glad you're home safe. hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. MOL MOL A horse you say....wonder if he was running away from home? Thank goodness you took advantage of the extra time to catch some extra zzzzzzzzz.
    Mom enjoyed listening to the conductor's nice accent
    Hugs madi your bfff

  4. Perhaps the horse was trying to hitch a lift on the train, Bertie. Glad it didn't delay you too much.

    Petite-Chose and Inca xx

  5. You look quite the comfortable commuter
    Lily & Edward

  6. Although, you look comfortable down there. We think you might have been more comfortable ON the seat with your head in Gail's lap.
    Only 16 minutes late? And you could understand the message? We are impressed.

  7. My Dad goes to this little town by Hadrians Wall (not sure if I spelled that right) in Northern England that has the BEST trains. He's part of a historical train group and occassionally is a conductor on one of them. His company has a factory there so he goes fairly often (though he doesn't like the local pub which he calls the "Grease and Weasal". - Cheers! Abby Lab

  8. Crikey .... what was the horse thinking?? Can't be too bright those horse blokes, aye??

  9. Looks like you utilized the extra time very well, Bertie!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo