Happy New Year

We saw the new year in in style last night, and the not so early hours of this morning saw us setting off for the train station at Hampton Wick as confident and trusting as a pair of baby penguins* that there would be trains to take us home when we got there. And there were. Some of them had been cancelled, they were only running every half hour, but there were trains, all of them filled with passengers who had the look of people who didn’t want to make any sudden head movements, at least not until some time late on Thursday. Tescos was shut, Lambeth North was bolted and padlocked, the streets were deserted, but the trains were still running. Which is fortunate, because Hampton Wick train station is a bleak and windswept place in winter.

So thanks to the train driver who not only turned up this morning, but wished us a happy new year, thanks to the automated train announcement person who didn’t (it would have just been too creepy) and thanks to the pair of yellow jacketed ‘Travel Safe’ officers who passed slowly through our carriage disguised as a pair of unfit middle-aged men but who were clearly the crack storm troops of the British Transport Police underneath. And thanks to everyone at Silverlink and Southwest trains who have been so generous with their blogging material in 2005. Long may it continue. Or not. Either way, I win…

* no reason, I just liked the mental image.


4 responses to “Happy New Year

  1. Long may it continue indeed.
    A very Happy and Peaceful New Year to you.

  2. Happy New Year to you too Disgruntled! Long may you keep blogging. Come say hello to mine if it takes your fancy (although mine is nowhere near as interesting as you)
    A sweetie for the new year!

  3. Ooh, a sweetie! Happy new year to you both…

  4. I remember reading this on January this year, but haven’t commented so far. I intended to do it at the end of this year, but I guess I can’t wait any longer. After all, the year has started to fade away into history. What I intend to say is that even if the articles are short you prove to have a witty way of saying things. I admire this. May you have a nice year and I hope you will receive more greetings this year.


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