Travelling the world when you can’t leave your home due to Coronavirus lockdown

First off, we’re all stressed by the current situation so we need to bring ourselves down from the ceiling to help us cope a bit better. This little gif gives us a calming breathing rhythm. If you have a smart device, there are apps too – Beat Panic and Companion – that can help us manage our reactions to what’s happening. It’s scary but we’re going to get through it, right?   Now, the travelling bit. If you’re confined to home and missing going out, these train journeys, mostly from the driver’s cab and with no commentary, can take you … Continue reading Travelling the world when you can’t leave your home due to Coronavirus lockdown

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Our most excellent road network

Sussex to Newcastle – nine hours on foul, invisible roads with massive trucks and fogged up mirrors. Newcastle to Yorkshire – three hours, same performance. Yorkshire to Sussex – another nine hours, some of them in a blizzard and others idling away on the M25 in second gear. For entertainment, an unlit van stationary in lane 4 of several near Heathrow. Try pulling out round that when no one else can see it and they wouldn’t much care if they could! Extended tweet!  More to say about this trip. Back when I can say it without spitting! Continue reading Our most excellent road network

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Snowbound

Due to an abundance of snow, and for the most part we’re inconvenienced here by even a light dusting, there has been quite a lot of down time lately. No doubt someone will mutter about the billions-worth of lost productivity and eventually we will find ourselves unaccountably responsible for the national debt due to chucking a few snowballs about instead of growling at co-workers and sending pointless emails with red flags attached. Meanwhile, in the absence of proper direction, much of the population is regressing to the year Daft and cavorting around in wellies with dogs. Any dogs will do, even … Continue reading Snowbound

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