Monday, 6 December 2021

Review of 2021 : March

Lockdown finally lifted in March so the rail adventures could resume. First off was a modest experimental trip to Five Ways and Edgbaston. This was followed by a trip to Northfield, which i followed with my first Covid jab. Adderley Park (and environs) was next, when i used to train spot at Stetchford as a kid i always wondered what Adderley Park (the station between Stetchford and New Street) was like, to be honest i didn't miss much. Later in the month came trips to Bloxwich and to Cradley Heath.

My new N gauge layout got a boost with a brand new loco in the form of a rather fine Class 33. 

Song of the month was "new religion" by Gryff.

Sunday, 5 December 2021


After last weekend, it was good to get back on the rails. I went to Haddenham in Buckinghamshire. I have been once before, on a very wet day a few years ago so it was good to see the place in sunshine! You can see my photos here.

Friday, 3 December 2021

Review of 2021 : February

Lockdown continued with no end yet in sight. I stayed local again. I walked the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, which passes my house, as far as Minworth. I also visited Sutton Coldfield to take some photos of the church and other areas of interest.

A very welcome arrival was Sophie, my MacBook Air, which has turned out to be a wonderful little computer. Model railway wise i began work on my small second layout Shard End, British Rail in 1970 in N gauge.

Song of the month was "dusk" by Lucy in Disguise featuring Observer Drift.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Review of 2021 : January

Here we are then, the review of 2021. The second year of the Covid era. With lockdown in force at the start of the year there would be no rail adventures until March. However, in January there was a trip to the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Minworth. Only local places within walking distance or a short car journey were visited.

The Midlands Photos Blog went live, this focusses on a location in the Midlands every week. Apart from that there wasn't a great deal to report! We just awaited the end of lockdown.

Song of the month was "See it in your eyes" by Roxi Drive.