Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Owing to a line side fire at the Hawthorns all Chiltern trains are suspended between Birmingham Snow Hill and Kidderminster. Disruption is expected until 09:00 01/10.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Where does one start?
Well, "It was a dark and stormy night" would be one way but, to be frank, that's a bit passé. so, i guess I'll have to think of something else.
How about "The sun was shining and Elsa decided to go for a walk along the beach."?
I think that is a little better, it has moved on from just describing the weather (a very British pastime) to something else.
How about, "Alphie was still feeling cross so, as the sun was shining, he decided to go for a walk along the beach to see if it would calm him down."
Why was Alphie cross? What does the weather have to do with anything? Would a walk along the beach calm him down?
Alphie was still seething after last night's argument with Elsa. He didn't understand why she had got so upset. After all, he was only going to be away for three months.
Elsa had stormed out in a rage and hadn't come back. With no idea where she had gone, or when she would be back, Alphie was frustrated. He didn't want to leave things like this, but his flight was due to leave at lunch time. He needed to get out. He needed to clear his head.
Elsa meanwhile had other things on her mind.
The evening had gone badly. After what had seemed like a perfectly normal start to a Saturday night, Alphie had told her what he planned to do the next day. It had come as a complete surprise. Actually, it wasn't a surprise, it was a massive shock. They had had a massive row.
What a complete bastard. How could he even think of doing something like that? It was pure selfishness. They had been making plans together for months. Now this! She had to get out. Away. Away from the devious little shit that she thought she loved.
She screamed. She hit him. She slammed the door and she ran. She had no idea where she was running to, but as she ran out into the storm, tears was streaming down her face. Elsa was not thinking straight. She just wanted to run... and run she did, straight from one nightmare into another.
To be continued.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
In the beginning was the plan.
And then came the assumptions.
And the assumptions were without form.
And the plan was without substance.
And darkness was upon the face of the workers.
And they spoke among themselves saying,
"It is a crock of shit and it stinketh."
And the workers went unto their supervisors and said,
"It is a pale of dung and none may abide the odor thereof."
And the supervisor went unto their managers and said,
"It is a container of excrement and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it."
And the managers went unto their directors, saying,
"It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength."
And the directors spoke among themselves, saying to one another,
"It contains that which aids plant growth and it is very strong."
And the directors went unto the vice presidents, saying unto them,
"It promotes growth and is very powerful."
And the vice presidents went unto the president, saying unto him,
"The new plan will promote the growth and vigor of the company, with powerful effects."
And the president looked upon the plan and saw that it was good.
And the plan became policy.
This is how shit happens.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
- Passengers for the High Wycombe line should travel to/from West Ruislip using the Central Line.
- Passengers for the Aylesbury via Amersham line should use the Metropolitan Line. Chiltern Railways trains will start/finish at Harrow on the Hill.
- Northbound Bakerloo Line to Wembley Central and then a 10 minute walk to Wembley Stadium station or
- From Bakers Street or Edgware Road (H&C) stations take the Hammersmith & City Line to Wood Lane. White City station is a 3 minute walk from there, from where the Central Line runs to West Ruislip. Allow at least an hour from Marylebone.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Instead of cash, you can use an Oyster or contactless payment card to pay as you go, or a Travelcard. A single adult bus fare is £1.45 with Oyster or a contactless payment card. Only touch the card you want to use on the yellow card reader."