My joy at the New Year, when many of my friends seem to have had life changing events, is somewhat tempered by the news that both Martin and Geoff were both taken ill over the holiday period.
My very best wishes to both of you for a full recovery.
Teddy has actually been hard at work over the weekend, working both garbage trains and taking logs to be split and stacked, and along the way totally proving the minimal railway concept in my eyes . Doing the same job without the railway would have reduced the garden to a quagmire.
I've been impressed by my wife's reaction to the railway. It is fair to say that future investment has been secured and that the reality has far exceeded her expectations. I almost had to stop her giving Teddy a saucer of milk this morning when she opened the kitchen door this to see him waiting outside.
|The very first light engine working with proud new owner|
|Bus replacement service|
|The first proper working. Xmas empties to the bin store|
|The bunting was already up|
|Hauling logs, with the skip body replaced by a plastic crate|
|Compost bin, leaf pile, log store, bins and coal bunker all now served by rail|
|Pretty much the entire line. Not a bad view to wake up to.|