Monday, September 22, 2014

Some Lifts You Could Do Without

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My first day to walk it and train it. I’m up, have my breakfast and off out the door. the weather is good, so thats a nice start.

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My journey on the train start at 7:20am, will I make it on time.

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I follow the route I took on Saturday morning, past the hospital,

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along the main road, past McDonalds and B&M Home Bargains.

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The sky is wonderfully lite up

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as I keep an eye on anything that may be useful to me that I pass.

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Past Wicks

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and there in the distance is the station.

 

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I make it just on time.

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But once at the platform the display shows the train is 9 minutes late. Is this how its going to be everyday?

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the announcement is made and the train turns up. The platform is very busy

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But I get a seat.

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At Walsall I get off at 7:40.

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And although I have just got off a train to Birmingham New Street I know that I get another one to Birmingham New Street that runs down a different line. But which platform does it go from.

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Confusingly there is only a train to Wolverhampton due????? Eh. Then I find out that this is the train I want but it goes to Wolverhampton via Brimingahm New Street! It leaves from platform 3.

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I get off at Aston and

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leave the station.

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via the stairs.

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I cross the road and walk past the Swan and Mitre.

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And the short distance up the road.

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Before you know it I’m at my desk and working.

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The day flies by and I decide to catch the 17:35 home.

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I wander down to the station at about 17:20 to

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hang around the platform for a while.

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the chu chu comes and I get on

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and then off at Tame Bridge Parkway.

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Here I change for Cannock. I take the time to take in the train routes.

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and time table.

 

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There’s a wait here for a while

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but eventually the chu chu turns up, lots and lots and lots of people get off. But when I get on

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there arn’t that many free seats. I get one away.

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We arrive at Cannock at 18:20 and on most nights I would walk home. tonight though my dad is giving me a lift, up as we are going shopping.

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Whilst I wait in the car park I look around for a bike shed/ lockup.

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I wander over to it.

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It looks in an interesting condition,

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as the vandals have ruined it. Now that makes me feel far more secure about leaving my bike here!

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Mind to leave your car here for the week is only £6, which is quite reasonable.

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I look for other places to lock my bike up, whilst I await the lift.

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It comes and we go to Dun Elm. And whilst there I get some Alan Jones compatable pillows at a bargain price of £6.99 for two. So I get two of these climate control and

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two overfill firm pillows for another £6.99. And then my parents want some pillows.

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Not only that though I get a full bed sheet, duvet set and other items, which I never came for in the first place. I do get the item I wanted as well but in the end this lift cost me £145.00! Tomorrow I’ll walk it.

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I ask my dad if the telephone company had been? “oh yes he came, he was here for hours”

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Apparently there was no more connections left at the nearest junction box and hence you have a new line all the way up the road from pole to pole, he was going up and down them all afternoon!

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And with that I check the router and the broad band light was lit blue. Just got to set it all up now then.





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