Great Western Gentlemen

For 3 days my feet haven't touched the street.  Tuesday I worked at home,  Wednesday I was chauffeured from my driveway to the office parking lot and back.  I could wear slippers really!  Thursday morning I was  once again picked up from my driveway, and that's without street walking!  (Mr Him blames the builders next door. )  That evening myself and Needlework Natalie  experimented getting home via magic carpet Great Western.  Surrey to Sussex via Cornwall Guildford and Gatwick on the  diesel line. 

At this rate we're going to run out of working from home excuses. 

We travelled on the diesel cross country line and found it most pleasant.  We had a seat,  there were no delays,  we saw views of grazing horses rather than cement and suburbia, and people talked. 

Yes.  Talked.  I was trying to capture pictures for you and gentlemen moved aside, put down their papers so I could get a better view of them the countryside and 2 of them  pointed out where the best view was,  and it wasn't at home sitting on the sofa in the guise of Mr Him  (the View).  The 2 gentlemen didn't know each other and were sat opposite sides of an aisle.  This was a social and relaxing journey, with,  yes gentlemen not commuters.  If you are looking for a gentleman I suggest the Great Western line. 

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  1. It is a nice and rare sight to see strangers actually talk to each other, rather than playing with their devices.

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  2. Certainly sounds like the way to travel.

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  3. I can see Southern losing a lot of business if that catches on!

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  4. Glad you are making the best of the strike!

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  5. Talking? To strangers? Wonder upon wonder.
    Delightful wonders.

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  6. Haha, I will tell my single girlfriend!

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  7. Haha, I will tell my single girlfriend!

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  8. I'm sure The View makes for fab Sofa Candy but it's nice to get out and see other views. You've had one heckuva week, makes me feel a tad guilty about accepting a lift to Gatwick now I know that I could have gone diesel. Hope next week is better for you, but if not, sit back and enjoy the views ...

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  9. I've always envied the public transportation systems in England and Europe (nearly every country except the USA!), and find it interesting how you still manage to get around when things go awry. Yes, I'd like the view, too.

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    1. We moan about our public transport, a lot. It seems the slightest bit of snow or leaves creates an excuse.

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  10. Wonderful. You have done so much. Hope you have a quieter week this week. H x

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  11. Ah Great Western. My Dad built steam locomotives for them at Swindon....

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