Friday, 8 January 2010

Hi Ho and a very Happy Birthday

Hello

First of all a very Happy Birthday to the King. Elvis would of been 75 today!

Went back to work full time today since February last year, and it has left me in a rather contented mood. It has had some good moments when I have been at home and feeling well but I think it has been good for me to get back to some routine and meet up with colleagues at work with all there news and gossip. I must admit that all I really did today was chat and catch up with some e mails, I had 173 messages about train running in the snow alone! That delete button got hit several times!

In fact I feel so positive at the moment I am thinking about making someother changes in my life which I had thought about last year but were put on hold when my life was put on hold!

The forecast for South East England is for more heavy snow and sub zero temperatures over the weekend but as I went shopping this afternoon for two large boxes of tea bags and 4 pints of milk I think I can withstand the pressure. As a typical 'Brit' and a railwayman as well I have a prodigeous capacity for drinking tea! A few years ago when I was working at Canterbury on the old South East Divisional Relief there were three of us on duty one Saturday morning, two tea drinkers and one not so keen. Merv and myself left poor Barbara agog with the amount of tea we got through, the kettle never got cold!

One of these days I will have to start writing down some of my memories of working on South Eastern. Some of it would make interesting reading especially the time (also at Canterbury) when I was propositioned by two women.....but will tell you about that another time.

As for the title-- Hi Ho of to work we go!

Andy

12 comments:

pam said...

Hey Andy. Get writing that story about those two women! lol. I love tea aswell but i think you would put me to shame! I am so pleased that you are feeling positive and content. You deserve to be happy. Love pam.xx

pam said...

Ohhh Thanks Andy for your comment on my post. I will keep one eye open In the hospital. Any dishy docs and I will let you know when i am well enough to come online. lol. Love Pam.xx

Sybil said...

Hi Andy, what a change a day at work can make...I am so glad that you got there...despite the weather.. Good on you and your cups of tea. You and my brother in law would get on well...
It would be good to read about you and the ladies !!!!
Love Sybil x

Sybil said...

Hi Andy, what a change a day at work can make...I am so glad that you got there...despite the weather.. Good on you and your cups of tea. You and my brother in law would get on well...
It would be good to read about you and the ladies !!!!
Love Sybil x

ADB said...

Good to hear you're happy having returned to work. Some story waiting to be posted there!

Linda George said...

Great News Andy!!! Get writing those stories. xx

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you are back at work. Stay warm over the next few days :o)

Angie said...

Hey now, come on, you can't go leaving us in limbo like this. Give us the gos about 'your' 2 ladies! I fear the worst!!!

I think writing about your railwayman life is a rattling good idea and I look forward to it. I wonder, woulld a highways worker be a highwayman? ho ho ho

love, Angie, xx

Beth said...

Congrats on your return to work! I can tell that it's a very positive thing.

Anonymous said...

:)..... write away, the stories sound intriguing as did travels with my moby.

I LOVE tea, assam tea cos it's strong flavoured. A cuppa and a chat with mates has done you a power of good :)

rache

Jeanie said...

I look forward to reading your memoirs. I can imagine how you felt back at work today. I hope you slot back into the way of things gradually.
Take care
Jeanie

Frances said...

Andy, so glad you're feeling positive and content being back at work. I think that is just wonderful, and wish you all the best. And I am also looking forward to the 'ladies' story. You must get busy and let us all know about your experiences. Should be very interesting....