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March ...a visit to spugs part 1

Posted 07-04-2011 at 22:10 by shillelagh

and im sure he was after finishing me off wi what he did to me taking me out for a walk ... crossing motorways .. run for your life ... the road outside mine has nothing on what he dragged me across ...

what happened was i knew i was coming to the end of paying my council tax .. wasnt sure exactly what month it'd finish .. so i rang them up in Feb to see exactly how much i owed .. oh you dont owe anything .. your in credit by 137 ... id carried on paying when i didnt need to ... and they never wrote to me to say id finished ... do you want to leave the credit so it'll go off next years bill or do you want a refund .. i said i'll leave it then next years bill will be cheaper ... put the fone down .. and had a think all of 15mins it took to ring em back and ask for the refund!!! I could go and see spugs!!!! i got the train ticket to go up on 19th March and come back on 27th March the day of the census and the day the clocks changed.

I had another fit as well on 6th march .. went to the docs .. and got fitted up with the blood letting when i came back and take the sample .. still to get the results of them ... i should really ring em up but i got an appointment wi the doc next week ..

Anyway beginning of march as the days seemed to be getting a bit longer and wi the crocus all coming out etc i thought it was time to get fit .. so started going out wi teddie and mary for walks to start getting fit ... i havent been out since i got back from spugs .. but will start again soon ... we went down down bash lines all the way to accy and back a few times and over sherfin and stonefold over onto black moss where the reservoir is.

Anyway .. the trip to spugs .. will someone tell me why is it something always happens to me when i travel up there ... sods law aint it.

I had a list of shopping to get for spugs - a visit to rawtenstall to fitzpatricks for sarsparilla and dandelion and burdock i also took up a bottle of black beer and raisin .. hes still trying to make up his mind what it reminds him off .. a visit to the market - lancashire cheese crumbly .. well i took him half a pound of that and half a pound of lancashire wi garlic in it ... and sarsparilla tablets without the sugar on em. This all to be packed in the suitcase with my stuff for the week as well. I needed a new suitcase - if you remember spugs had bust the other carting it through glasgow .... so got one from up hassy .. wi wheels and it must be hardy .. cos he aint broken it yet!!!

Mary said she'd take me down to the train station on the sat morning .. yes morning i was going on the 1206 .. so she said i'll pick you up at 11.30 .. not exactly ready but i was nearly .. set off about 11.45 .. and away i went. Train was busy .. orange scarfs, rovers scarfs, students on their way to blackpool for the weekend or day ... the amount of booze they were guzzling i'd have been surprised they'd be able to find their way off the train at blackpool ...

And then it was on to the train for glasgow .. well there was a baby who cried quite a bit .. id say from lancaster to near enough in glasgow ... i also had a young girl sat next to me .. from lancaster .. she'd been studying at a bible school near carnforth and was going to glasgow for a few days .. she was from ontario in canada, her parents were coming over at the end of the week and they were going to go to the lake district for a couple of days. She'd been over here from september .. and was going back just after easter. She would really miss this country .. she loves the lake district and she loves lancaster and carnforth and how she'd spent a few days in london going round everything and a few days in edinburgh. I told her to go on the boats at windermere and she said oh we are going to do that ive really missed my mum and dad .. have you heard of the bible school near carnforth .. i said no i hadnt .. By this time we were nearing glasgow and time to get sorted ... Spugs was on the platform .. looking for me .. and i said here take the suitcase was heavy it had 3 bottles in it .. and off we walked thro glasgow to the other train station .. and catch t'other one. Caught that no problem .. came to getting off the train .. further on down there were a family mum & dad & 2 kids and a baby .. getting off at the same stop as us spugs get up and get to the door before them .. so we standing at the door .. what does she do they had a folded up pram .. so she starts to unfold it told hubby to watch his feet .. and dropped it right on my foot .. and before you say why didnt you move your foot my foot was right next to my suitcase!! If the kids werent there i'd have turned the air blue cos it wasnt a light buggy either ... she said sorry .. but why didnt she wait till she'd got off the train and had more room to do it!!!

Pics of walking thro glasgow, from the train glasgow to falkirk .. and falkirk... They had snow .. id gone from sunny blue skies to snow on the hills!!!
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  1. Old Comment
    Margaret Pilkington's Avatar
    Lovely pics Jen.........more please.........I mean blog.
    I like a good read.
    Posted 08-04-2011 at 08:05 by Margaret Pilkington Margaret Pilkington is offline
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    DaveinGermany's Avatar
    137 Quid for Spugs ??? You waz robbed Jen And I see even the Doc is feeling the pinch ..... hiring out the tardis as advertising hoardings, hard times indeed.
    Posted 08-04-2011 at 11:45 by DaveinGermany DaveinGermany is offline
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    shillelagh's Avatar
    the train ticket cost 26 return .. but i had to have spending money didnt i ...
    Posted 08-04-2011 at 13:13 by shillelagh shillelagh is offline
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    BERNADETTE's Avatar
    Hope the foot is ok Jen, I have been through the square in pic four in the distant past. Glasgow looks very clean
    Posted 09-04-2011 at 09:16 by BERNADETTE BERNADETTE is offline

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