Monthly Archives: August 2022

Brief encounter


Sat waiting for a delayed flight and a very nice lady asked a question about Birmingham. After a brief chat it turns out Victoria is from Russia, now living in Edinburgh. I had been through her home town when I rode home in 2014!

We had a nice chat about my travels and it was great to re-live parts of the journey again. I really must sort out the travel part of the blog and list it in the right order, in a separate area. It takes a lot of scrolling to get there now!

Looks like it’ll be a late one, then my 2 weeks holiday will start 💪😎

Glasgow Unveiling


Bit of a busy couple of days, flying to Glasgow to unveil a commemorative plaque for a colleague and friend, who sadly passed away last year.

I was honoured to be invited to say a few words about the late, great Jimmy King before his brother opened the curtains. Not many commemorative plaques have ever been allowed on Network Rail property, so it’s a great tribute to Jimmy.

I’m pictured here with representatives who served with Jimmy in the 1st Battalion of The Royal Highland Fusiliers. Lots of banter from those guys, who made take good company. Sat waiting to board my (delayed) plane, time to reflect….