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Vintage Railway Memorabilia

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On my recent trip on the steam train at Llangollen I couldn’t help but be impressed with their random collection of Vintage Memorabilia. I especially liked the collections of vintage suitcases.

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There were lots of vintage signs.

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I saw highly collectable “posters”( I can’t wait to visit Cornwall again!) Finally, I just had to add this one, cheekily displayed by the gents loo!image

 

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The Santa Special

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Last weekend I took my youngest Grandson on the Santa Special. This is a renovated steam train which runs from Llangollen to Carrog, a journey of about three quarters of an hour. When I told Grandson what we were going to do he was convinced it was The Polar Express. However he wasn’t disappointed.

imageThe weather was very, very wet but it didn’t spoil the day. Santa put in an appearance and spoke to every child and gave each one a gift. The elves, whilst somewhat mature, were jolly, cheerful and led some singing!

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Grandson was given a goody bag and so was I! Mine was the best as it contained a tipple of my favourite drink ( well one of my favourites) and a mince pie.

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When we arrived at the end of the valley, the station name had been temporarily changed to read ” Lapland”.Santa posed for more photographs and we shopped in the railway memorabilia side car. Where grandson, when faced with all things trains, chose a wooden snake as a gift! Mmmmmm! A lovely day out including artificial snow and lots of rain. Great fun!

 

 

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Bobbins

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imageYet again the text got separated and lost from the picture in my last blog. I MUST try harder!

The market that I had visited was Bury, Lancashire. The market is massive but I was hampered by very heavy rain. However, I managed to find some gorgeous yarn to add to my stash but hopefully I will get to knit that sometime soon. Look out for a silver grey Merino wool!

Today I have been working on a fabric bag that I bought in Cornwall.I hope to complete this week as I reallllly need to finish some of my UFOs!

How can anyone (especially me) have so many sewing threads but never ever have the colour I want? I have eight navy blue bobbins and at least ten white/beige! I know that a mid grey thread will blend with many colours when sewing so I guess that I will stock up on that. Some of my bobbins of cotton are really old as they belonged to my Mum and Nanna. Some of them are wooden bobbins and I still use them (even though I’ve never got the right colour!)