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Rose, Blue Jay and Poster

Another glorious blue sky against which this peachy rose just glows.

Beauty

The Blue Jay was busy in the park we walked to this morning.

Blue Jay

At Paddington Station, to catch the train home after The March for a People’s Vote, we noticed this positive poster.

Found on Paddington Station

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2018 in Beauty, nature, Postaday2018, Uncategorized

 

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Paddington Bear, Night Sleeper and Truro Cathedral

Someone had left a jar of marmalade for Paddington Bear at the station!

Marmalade left for Paddington Bear

We were able to board the sleeper train at 10.30pm  and it set off at 11.45.  I was well asleep by then and had a surprisingly smooth ride and a good sleep. Breakfast of a bacon sandwich, juice and tea was delivered at 6.45am!

Night Riviera

I used to love coming into Truro station after a term at college. Two tunnels and then the Cathedral and my Dad would be waiting on the platform, grinning from ear to ear, waiting to take me to the sea, usually Perranporth,  even before we went home. Here is the Cathedral from the train at just after 7am. However pleasing the holiday, it is always good to come home.

Truro Cathedral just before dawn

 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Beauty, Photography, postaday2017, travel, Truro

 

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Lego, Paddington and Original Decor

We have spent much of the last weekend building Lego with Second Biggest Live-Wire and this magnificent Police Station is the result.

J's Police Station

J’s Police Station

We leave for Cornwall via Paddington Station and just love this bronze of the lovely Paddington Bear made famous in the book — and later, the 1970s TV animation –which  introduced Paddington like this: On one fated day, the Brown family happened upon a lonely bear at Paddington Railway Station in London. This bear was a stowaway, traveling from “Darkest Peru” to the United Kingdom after his former guardian, Aunt Lucy, moved into a Home for Retired Bears. Inspired by the child evacuees in London fleeing the war, he had only a suitcase and a note that read: “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”
The book by Michael Bond was a great favourite of our children.  I like the pun too as the station is re-furbished.

Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

The waiting room was apparently once gloriously painted in gilt and bright colours. There is just a small preserved section now.

The original and very beautiful decoration of the waiting room where we had coffee and a Pain au Raisin while waiting for our train home.

The original and very beautiful decoration of the waiting room where we had coffee and a Pain au Raisin while waiting for our train home.

Information about the waiting room which was once the private waiting area of Queen Victoria

Information about the waiting room which was once the private waiting area of Queen Victoria

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2015 in art, London, painting, photography, Postaday 2015

 

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Little Legs, Lego and Journey Home

1   Tabitha stood still just long enough for me to get this picture!

Pretty socks and shoes

2   The Lego gift from Saturday is a big hit.

Playing with the new Lego

3   Isambard Kingdom Brunel has long been a hero of mine! This beautiful sculpture of the very elegant man sits on Paddington Station. Without his amazing work we wouldn’t have The Great Western Railway from London all the way to Penzance and our train ride to our family!

The very stylish Isambard Kingdom Brunel

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in art, Cornwall, family, sculpture

 

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