I’ve managed to snag a leather interior for Petra for £40 – only problem is it’s in Southampton! But it’s a bargain..so me and my mate Chris have stripped out as much as we can and I’ll drive down and get the rest fitted/in the back this weekend…
The leather interior is supposed to be in good nick, so I’m looking forward to it…I’m going to have a look for some better speakers later today/tomorrow as the front door ones are pants!!!
Recently installed the Windows 10 Preview on my old Thinkpad X300 laptop, and tonight after a bit of searching got it all up and running! First thoughts are that it is how Windows 8 should have been, and that it runs pretty darn quick! I’ll be showing some more stuff from it later this week…but so far it’s about an 8 out of 10!!!
I was lucky enough to be whisked away for a birthday treat for my 46th (!) birthday last week. Starting on Sunday we spent the night at The Granary where we slept in a four-poster bed! We took advantage of room service too
After a lovely cooked breakfast with our own waiter Andrew (we were late and they were great to accommodate us!) we were off to The Severn Valley Railway for my birthday treat!
We decided that we would get a train behind a Manor Class steam engine for the journey from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth. 7812 Erlestoke Manor is an engine I’ve been on the footplate of before so it was great to see her again!
The journey is quite sedate, but as it has been a long,long time since I travelled the SVR it was nice to see what has changed. We had a long stop at Arley Station due to a failure of a Bulleid Pacific Sir Keith Parks who trundled past slowly and then we were on our way again…
Finally reaching Bridgenorth we had lunch on the station before catching the train back. Another (!) failure meant we were to be brought back to Kidderminster by EE Type 1 power (now known as the Class 20) which is an excellent example under it’s old D8059 name. Very well turned out she is too!
Once back in Kidderminster we went on another road trip to our next nights stay The Stag at Redhill where we enjoyed a great meal and a nice nights sleep before my birthday treat was over!
I’d just like to thank my beautiful girlfriend for the trip, here’s to many more over the years as I intend her to be my last girlfriend ever!!!
I picked one of these up for my Galaxy Note 3 for the vast sum of £6 the other day, and it’s a great bit of kit. Just plug in and you get a small card reader and it provides you with a USB port too. No messing just works!