......................................but only got photos of the carriages!
I popped down to Needham Market for the Saturday car boot sale and then planned to go into the little town to the big Hospice charity shop.
But when I got round the corner and under the railway bridge there seemed to be an awful lot of traffic and people all stood looking at the railway line.
Then I remembered Col saw on Facebook that the Flying Scotsman was passing through, so I squeezed into a parking space and joined in with all the people with cameras.
It was gone in a flash and all I got was the carriages!
The engine is in there somewhere - you can see the smoke!
and then I went home! Without bothering to go to the charity shop as the roads were still jammed up.
It was a morning for trains because a bit later we spent a while sorting out a smaller railway
I've collected a huge box of brio and brio type railway from car boot sales and the lot above is what will go down to Jacob (and his Daddy!) for his Christmas present. It's just a simple layout with a tunnel, engine shed and hump-backed bridge as he's not yet 2 years old. We can send more complicated bits like viaducts down later. There is still plenty left here for when grandchildren visit and I'll keep an eye out for any more I see going cheap.
Our Son and DIL are visiting the Surrey family soon so will take everything down for us before Christmas.
I don't know what the weather was like where you were yesterday afternoon, but here by golly it was wet, cold and very, very windy! We hunkered down, read, watched some rugby, some tennis and watched some of one of our favourite DVDs. We rarely watch a DVD and only possess a few, but haven't looked at this one for a couple of years. The weather was so dire I even had an extra frothy coffee! Then Strictly Come Dancing of course - are you enjoying it this year? can't say I'm that impressed with any of the celebs. The thing that cheers me is Elaine's weekly STRICTLY POST and looking online on Sunday morning to see the strictly spoiler about who was knocked out, which saves the suspense of the Sunday night programme.
Thank you for the ideas for using the lovely cross stitch cards. I'll find somewhere to donate them where they will be used.