It’s been online for a month now and will be replaced by the January one shortly, but the December Seasonal Area page will still get its post.
It was taken during my 2012 Christmas shopping. The picture can’t really capture the bustle of the actual scene.
Not a bad year, 2013. The winter took ages to end and I have memories of a walk in March – late March – which was so cold I forgot to take any pictures, even of the God-given scene of a track maintenance train sailing round the curve at Crofton above the Kennet & Avon Canal just as I walked up to the best position for a photo. Then after Easter it suddenly warmed up and traipses around Guildford and Newbury were done on lovely sunny days. A visit to the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival was gloriously enjoyable (and with good company). Trips to various parts of the country during 2013’s glorious summer should result in plenty of variety for the Seasonal Area during 2014. The autumn was warm and rich. On top of that, the politicians were entertaining and the UK rail industry provided much opportunity for optimism.
So we’ll see what 2014 makes of things.