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Bronzes along the way

Updated to add that a week after I posted this, Sir Nicholas Winton died, aged 106.  I join many in thanking him for saving innocent children’s lives in the 1930s. 259 more words


Bin No 0, Best’s Great Western, Shiraz, 1990

Bin No 0, Best’s Great Western, Shiraz, 1990, Great Western, Red-wine from Australia

7 points

Best produces great wine! Pretty presumptuous! But the truth is different: Best is the surname of the founder – John Best – of the vineyard and Great Western is a part of Central Victoria’s Grampians. 676 more words


Great Western

The Great Western Railway was founded in the 1830s (corrected after the comment below!) to connect London and Bristol by rail.  The railway company appointed Isambard Kingdom Brunel to engineer the construction and he has gone down in history for this and other engineering feats in the early 19th century.   207 more words


Pangbourne station

The Great Western rail line has a set of 4 tracks: 1 set main out of London, 1 set main into London, 1 set relief out of London and 1 set relief into London.  270 more words


Station Trackwork

The trackwork for the station and goods yard has  been cut to length from Peco Code75 track and pinned temporarily to the board overlaid with the trackplan designed in XtrkCAD and printed out full size.  157 more words



As I mentioned in February I have been working full time recently to earn some money to fund future adventures.  After spending nearly 2 years of travelling and exploring, I saw the commuting journey with different eyes – that of a traveller, curious and observant about their surroundings, rather than the commuter I used to be trying to get from home to work as quickly as possible ignoring everyone and everything around me. 174 more words