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Phew! No trains and no buses involved in my life today. Instead I’ve had a busy day at home editing all the pictures I’ve taken over the past few days as well as catching up all the paperwork I’ve neglected whilst I’ve been away, which means I’ve been stuck in front of a computer screen for most of the day. That’s not been a hardship as the weather’s been less than seasonal with low cloud, desultory showers and a steady wind that’s kept temperatures low. Welcome to a typical British summer! The upside of all this is that I’ve received commissions for new articles and have some really interesting visits planned that I can’t talk about until they’ve happened.

I won’t have all the pictures I’ve taken edited for a while but the ones I’ll be adding to my Zenfolio website can be found by following this link. Of course, I’ve still hundreds of archive slides to add but right now they’re taking a backseat for the contemporary stuff. Well, they’ve waited 25-30 years so another few weeks won’t matter!

I’ve no plans to be away for the next week so I’m hoping I can catch up with the picture backlog by the end of next week but I’ve an article to write for RAIL magazine first. After that I’ll be on the rails again.

I have to admit, one of the things I’ve really enjoyed about being back home after my time away (apart from spending time with Dawn – obviously!) has being able to spend time in the kitchen cooking. It’s something I really enjoy and it’s a form of therapy, you forget everything else to concentrate on the preperation and the act of bringing all the ingredients together to make a wonderful meal. Dawn requested a Chicken Vindail curry from Rick Stein’s India cookbook as it’s become one of her favourites. I enjoy making it because the smell of all the spices is wonderful! It also goes really well with chapattis cooked on a griddle. So, tonight’s picture of the day is going to be something different. This is what I was up to this evening…

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