Saturday, 17 May 2014

crafting on the train

Today I am travelling to Durham with my younger sister K to visit our big brother N who moved there about a year ago. In the spirit of #BEDM I learnt how to post to my blog via email (this is my first go, currently on route from Manchester) - that and also N's girlfriend warned us that they have no internet (shockhorror).

This is just a cheeky small one to let you know that I am SUPER excited because I've been missing N a lot and also I LOOOOOVE long train journeys! A great chance to read or craft and just relax watching the world zip by, feeling detached from everything in just the right way to take a pause from life before you pick it up again at your destination- I think trains are marvellous and are easily my favourite way to travel. Do you like long train journeys?

Today and tomorrow (on the journey home) I will be reading Catching Fire (the second in The Hunger Games Trilogy - rereading in time for the third film in November!) and knitting some hexipuffs in the dappled sunshine through the window :)

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  1. Ah, Durham! Many a looooooong train journey I have spent travelling there. The view of the cathedral and castle as you pull into the train station is marvellous, especially on a gorgeous day like today. You lucky thing!

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    1. it was SUCH a gorgeous weekend and my brother lives so close to the station I could enjoy those views a lot! we had an indulgent picnic with pimms in the botanical gardens too, absolutely glorious! I did feel rather lucky :)

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  2. I miss going on trains as I used to go down to Devon a lot, it was always so beautiful there. I wish I could read on trains but that and going backwards just makes me feel sick. Did you have anyone comment about you crafting? I would always get a mixture depending pretty much on age. The older people loved it while the younger ones sort of sniggered. Little swines don't realise my awesomeness. Hope you're having an awesome time! x

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    1. you know, usually old ladies comment on mine too but funnily enough this time no one looked twice! not like when I do it at the pub though, EVERY comments then :p little swines know nothing indeed! that sucks reading on trains makes you feel poorly, always the best time i feel i can read xx oh and it was LOVELY thanks for saying :)

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  3. My family is originally from Durham - such a lovely lovely city, so much history. I'm a bit of a train geek I will be honest, nothing beats a train journey that's for sure!

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    1. I whole-heartedly agree - train journeys are perfect!

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  4. Train-crafting, the next big thing - love it.

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