Being in the relatively early stages of development (The Dawdlers Club, not me), it occured to me that I didn't have a decent strapline. I wanted something that immediately resonated with those fellow dawdlers in the world, such as 'Forever plodding on', 'Sticking the middle finger up to modern life' or 'Bimbling on through life'. … Continue reading To Give a F**k or Not Give a F**k, that is the question…
Happy New Year to you all! So here we are. It is 2020 & it is time to tyre-lever myself from the sofa once again, grab the brolly, put the walking boots on & head off in search of new adventures. Just think, there is a whole, wide world just waiting to be discovered, so … Continue reading Still Dawdling Along….
For those who live outside of the United Kingdom, I would like to draw your attention to the BBC's annual charity event called 'Children in Need'. This show, first aired in 1980, features a mixture of comedy, music & entertainment to raise money for kids who face hardship & challenges in their life. Part of … Continue reading The Rickshaw Challenge
Whilst on holiday in Weymouth, during a nose through the book section in a charity shop, the title of a hard-back book caught my eye. It was: Last Call for the Dining Car - The Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys by Michael Kerr & at £2.50, it was a bargain not to be missed. … Continue reading Dear Mr Boyd….
Our journey commenced one August day from the sunny seaside town of Paignton in Devon (lodgings for the week kindly provided by our friends Jo & Roger). In search of family adventure, we decided to head out for the day on the rattler & at Paignton station we bundled aboard the waiting Crosscountry service. … Continue reading A day trip to Looe
Although I am approaching the big 50, those that have met me will agree that I have outlook & the sense of humour of a twelve year-old schoolboy. So imagine my joy when I found the gem that is Google Translate & its audio function. After many hours of listening to computer generated voices say … Continue reading Would you care to join me for a Kävellä, my dear?
"Hi Dan, we are having a few drinks in town tonight to celebrate/morn the closing of the pharmacy. Would love you to be there". It was a text message from my old work colleague. In order to have a few drinks later meant I would have to use public transport to get there & back. … Continue reading It’s not always the destination…
Tea - the undisputed conversation catalyst of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. For us Brits, there is nothing quite like enjoying a lovely cuppa with friends to promote camaraderie & friendship. It is also just happens to be a great way to start the day. Although it has been around in China for a few … Continue reading Get a brew on son….
It was possibly the last decent day of the summer & by jimney, I was going to enjoy it. With the kids safely deposited at school, I hot footed it to Tilehurst railway station ready for a day of bicycle shenanigans around the historic city of Bath. As anyone who uses the railways in the … Continue reading A Tale of Two Tunnels
https://youtu.be/lLLL1KxpYMA Arriving home from a jolly night, or should I say, jolly evening out (I can't party like I used too) in the buzzing culture capital that is Reading, I have the opening line to 'Night boat to Cairo' by Madness, on perpetual send in my head, only with altered lyrics. And take it from … Continue reading Night Bus to Tilehurst