Friday, 14 January 2011

Crossing the Border.

I'm writing this as I click clack my way over the border on the way to Aberdeen.

Usually I drive but as this is not an option at the moment I am venturing out by train. Actually I love the train. The steady rhythm and hum from the rails, but often have too many people, too much stuff and the need for freedom at the other end to allow for train travel.
As I write we have crossed the border. The mists are creeping in and Scotland is at her wintry best. It's dreich, it's right. I'm heading for the capital before, how do you say it?, onward transition.

Isn't it amazing how many people have to constantly eat while travelling. Even Scotland can provide food at the other end. And the phone! Surely anyone with a need to know is already aware that you are on the train. It will arrive when it arrives, they don't need to know every small hamlet you have passed and, where the train doesn't stop anyway, honestly they don't.
A weekend away, my parents as yet unaware of my visit, possibly a surprise, possibly a shock as I'm staying in the child free zone that is my sister's.
Maybe I'll see the sea this time, cold but spectacular in the granite city. I've got the camera packed so watch out for the next post.
From abroad, or home depending on how you look at it.....


  1. I love Aberdeen, I usually go there in february to visit my daughter at uni and We have lots of bracing sea front walks!
    Em xxxx

  2. Have a fab time. I've never visited Aberdeen so I'll look forward to plenty of lovely photos.
    Jill x

  3. Have a good break. I love train journeys too !

  4. Enjoy Helen! I love train travel - time to read & catch up, but getting somewhere too! Never been to Aberdeen, but I must explore Scotland some more (never been to Edinburgh either, how terrible is that??)Have a great weekend and thatnks for all your lovely comments. Sorry you had trouble reading Mozart's Girl - I'll look into the font colours again. Thanks for the feedback! xo

  5. People seem to eat constantly these days wherever they are.

    Helen have you tried getting the supermarket to deliver? I've been using Ocado for the last few weeks and they provide an excellent service :o)

  6. Yes Sue, sometimes I use Tesco, we can't get Ocado here though. Actually I think I was having a bit of a frustrated wing as everyone has been really good about taking me out and the family have been brilliant with the shopping. Hopefully not long now. Thankyou though your comments are appreciated

  7. When you get back pop by as I have an award for you xx