A gorgeous day can only mean one thing… BBQ FTW!!!
The only problem is that I’m struggling to get it hot enough today, so actually cooking the meat is proving troublesome 😮
Today, I had to take a train into Cricklewood sidings and through the wash.
We don’t come here very often so it’s another reason why maintaining route knowledge is vital. Over the last two years, Cricklewood depot has changed considerably and it’s important that we’re aware of those changes (speeds, signalling, new “roads” etc).
The driver I relieved earlier was the driver whose key I cable-tied to loads of stuff, so I thought I’d bring it out to him for our exchange.
He found it funny, but those cable ties are on pretty tight…
Tonight, I got held at Blackfriars and the signaller contacted me to say that he wanted to move me out of the station and put another train around me.
He put me out onto the spur between Blackfriars and London Bridge (green line) and sure enough, another train was put around me (red line).
After a couple of minutes, another train was put around me so I contacted the signaller to find out what was going on.
I’ve just started my shift at work after catching up on some sleep during the day.
Statistically, train drivers are more likely to make mistakes immediately before and immediately after taking annual leave, so I’ve ensured I’m fully refreshed and ready to go.
Today, I drive to Rainham, up to Luton, have a break and then drive back to Gillingham before berthing my train at the old Rochester Station.
This was the view from our hotel room at Warsaw airport this morning. We had to get up at 3am to check-in for 03:30 for our 06:05 flight.
It turns out everything ran smoothly and we got through security and passport control with no issues.
I wish the same could be said for passport control at Luton airport, which is always horrendously busy.
It also doesn’t help that I clearly share my name with a criminal, so always get pulled to one side and asked about my (non-existent) criminal record 😮
The sun sets here in Niechorze in 12 minutes time, so me and @Malgosia are here to admire Mother Nature 🌅 🏝
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