Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fabulous Things About England #27: Trainspotting

Sydney Gardens, Bath: London-Paddington Line

It's half-term here in Bath. The kids have a week off of school and plenty of time to spend with their families before the long-haul to the Easter Holidays. I have a love/hate relationship with half-term. I love that the three-o'clock buses aren't heaving with school children. I hate that town is teaming with people at midday. I love that I get to see my friends' children when we meet for coffee. I hate that it becomes very hard to concentrate in the public library. I'm both a curmudgeon and a happy human jungle gym.

As such, I was lucky enough to be asked to go play in Sydney Gardens on Monday. Much to my surprise, this included a spot of trainspotting. We sat on the bench and ate a packet of crisps while we waited for the Paddington-bound train. The kids loved it. Me, I could have done without wandering off to find the playground. I was thrilled to sit and watch the trains go by.


  1. Oh, I do love trains! One of the things I miss the most when I go home.

  2. All your pics make me so nostalgic. I want to be back there. ::sighs::

  3. Oh! I love, love, LOVE this picture. And I love imagining you as a human jungle gym! It sounds delightful!

  4. Goodmorning!
    Thank you so much for joining (and finding) my little blog, I always like it when I meet new people! Going to read your posts, just finished two. (Where can I find your follow button if I want to click?) See you soon!

  5. What a beautiful pic, I am from New England where trains do not run through downtowns- but here in the south I love that I get stopped by a train, even though it's usually cargo, something about the sound and the fact it makes me be still.


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