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We’ve had glorious weather here in the Pennines today with the advantage that the sunshine’s been accompanied by a welcome rise in the temperature compared to the other day when it was bleedin’ Baltic! We’ve now passed the Spring equinox so I hope the mercury keeps rising.

Weather aside it’s been a quiet day here in Bigland Towers. I’ve been occupied researching another magazine article that I’ve been asked to write as well as finishing editing and uploading two hundred plus pictures from last weeks travels to my Zenfolio website. You can find which galleries they’ve been added to by following this link. Hopefully, once the next bout of wordsmithing is complete I can get out and about again as there’s a lot of changes on our rail network to document. The new timetable begins in May and there’s going to be some familiar old train fleets disappearing by then – and throughout the rest of this year. Plus, there’s more construction of the new HS2 railway to cover, as well as East-West rail. After the Covid lockdowns I’m really enjoying being able to get out and about again and can’t wait to stretch my wings further. But for now there’s plenty to do closer to home.

I’ll leave you with another picture from last weeks travels which is on the theme of London’s changing skyline. This building has become one of the most iconic as its unmistakable shape can be seen for miles. The Shard opened over 10 years ago now but this 72 storey building is still the tallest in the UK. If you ever get chance to visit the observation deck – do so – the views across London are magnificent! This is the view of the building from Waterloo East station.

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