Category Archives: Tales of the Road

I wandered lonely

All of us at sometime or another crave a little solitude; speaking as one who lives alone and can often feel a little resentment when visitors conspire to invade that privacy, you might think it odd that I should ever … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I travel a lot, an awful lot, and I’m frequently puzzled and intrigued by the names of many of the places I pass through. Quakers’ Yard; Devil’s Bridge; Hope; Hobbiton (OK, maybe not that last one!)… Evocative and sometimes perplexing … Continue reading

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Off Grid

It was Douglas Adams who coined the phrase, ‘the long, dark teatime of the soul’ – that interminable, soulless void that occurs around about late Sunday afternoon, when lunch is done and frustrated desperation sets in. It’s a feeling that … Continue reading

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Homeless

Unexpectedly, for the last three days, I’ve been homeless! Perhaps I should clarify that… I’ve been virtually homeless, since my home sim is apparently – for reasons unknown – unreachable. It’s one of those unfortunate states of affair that occasionally … Continue reading

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Signs

I’m sat on a bench – or should I say, perched precariously on the only narrow sliver of bench that doesn’t come complete with a strategically placed puddle of wetness – waiting for a train. Staring across the tracks to … Continue reading

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Driven

I’m in the market for a new car. It’s not a position I’ve been in for quite some time, and it’s not really one I want to be in either, but sometimes you don’t get a lot of choice in … Continue reading

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Going mobile

I’m a workstation sort of person – I like to have an area set aside, with all the essential tools that I’m going to need, where I can spend my working hours in an environment that is conducive to what … Continue reading

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Eight

I was born a traveller. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a fascination with far flung places, exotic destinations and unfamiliar cultures. As a youngster, it was my ambition to become an explorer and adventurer, hacking my … Continue reading

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Bombed out

My journey home today took far longer than planned – nothing unusual in that, except the reason for the delay was a little more exotic than usual. Forget ‘leaves on the line’, ‘the wrong type of snow’, ‘missing train crew’, … Continue reading

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Driven!

Charlie had been waiting for the telltale thud on the front door mat all week. Barely able to contain his excitement, he tore downstairs, three at a time, and was at the door in seconds. There, lying amongst the usual … Continue reading

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