Thursday, 13 August 2009
Steaming through the Somerset Countryside
The Birthday Girl
I have just returned from a lovely day out with my daughter, she will be 9 years old on Saturday. As she will be away with her Father on that day, I took her out on a Mother & daughter outing today. We went to East Somerset Railway at East Cranmore where Thomas the Tank engine is visiting. Over the past couple of days we have seen it go past our house and Miss P has been running out to wave to it. This time we were the passengers.
East Cranmore village. It has a very good pub called the Strode Arms which we go to from time to time.
Entrance to East Somerset Railway
Platform from a distance
View from the platform as you arrive
How different today's suitcases look...not as lovely as these
East Cranmore platform
I love the red telephone boxes, I do hope that they are never phased out.
The inside of the telephone box.
Time to hop on to the train for a ride
Miss P is very excited! "Look, our house" she shouts out
Scenery on the way
We stop briefly at Mendip Vale Station to watch Thomas go to the front of the train, ready to make it's way back to East Cranmore
The show is about to begin
Miss P watched the Punch & Judy show (something I never took to, I still don't always get the British sense of humour sometimes...)
Just had to come back with a little something to remind me of the day out. I look forward to trying out some of the lovely West Country recipes.
I really like the covers of this range of books by J. Salmon
I had a great day out!
We both enjoyed the day, weather was good. The only down side were the wasps! They were everywhere. That time of the year...
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