Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Want to know what we did on 10:10:10?

We boarded a beautifully restored pullman carriage

on the East Lancs Railway

and had a long



 Sunday lunch

whilst being hauled by a vintage steam locomotive

through the beautiful Irwell Valley

for an hour and a half.

We're off on a jaunt today so I will catch up with you all later.


MorningAJ said...

Oh you lucky thing! We have something similar here on the old Great Central Railway around Loughborough, and through some lovely bits of Leicestershire. I keep trying to persuade Mister AJ to try it but I've not talked him round yet!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Yes an excellent place for what looks like an excellent lunch - with excellent company! As Lou himself wold have said "Oh what a puurfect day - I'm glad i spent it with you"


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a wonderful way to spend 10.10.10! Nice food, nice place, nice company = perfect :-)

forever lost said...

what a great trip and a really excellent way to post it! I love words and descriptions but sometimes you just have to let the pictures do their job! thanks for sharing

Valerie said...

A perfect day, by the look of it.

tony said...

What A Lovely Looking Journey! With Blue Skies 1

Finding Pam said...

You looked like you had a grand time. I like how the sun filters through.

Ron said... FAAAAABULOUS!!!

You have no idea how much I wish I could have been there with you two. My dream is to one day ride the Orient Express!

Lovely photos, m'dear! Thanks for sharing.

Have fun on your jaunt today!


Quilly said...

How absolutely wonderful and romantic! I wish we'd have done things your way! I spent the day wrestling with the stomach flu and Amoeba went to church and then to work, leaving me to suffer in blessed peace.

Anonymous said...

How wonderfully fun and delicious. Love the photos. Have fund today :)

nitebyrd said...

That sounds and looks just wonderful!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: get to do all sorts of fabulous things. I love to ride in trains. I 'd like to one day travel from the west coast to the east coast on a train.

fabulous pictures...and I especially like how artsy that pic of the treee is. reminds me of a painting I had when I first moved away from home.

later sweetie. xxx

Smalltown RN said...

OH how lovely and romantic...looks like it was a perfect day for such an outing!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I'd love a little trip like that.
We always do the boat cruise dinners and they are nice as well.

KB said...

Love trains and lunch looks delicious. JEALOUS!

secret agent woman said...

What a great way to spend the day!

Akelamalu said...

If what you have on your local railway is anything like ours I can thoroughly recommend trying it out AJ :)

It was indeed a puuuurfect day Denise :)

It was lovely Sashindoubutsu!

That's exactly what I wanted to do Forever Lost - let the photos tell the story. :)

It was Valerie :)

Oh yes Tony, the blues skies made it even better. :)

We did have a wonderful time Pam and the sun was shining all day. :)

I'd love to ride on the Orient Express too Ron but we have to settle for the ELR - it's a lovely substitute. ;)

Oh I'm sorry to hear you're not well Quilly. When you're feeling better you and Amoeba should do something nice. x

Fun and delicious sums the day up nicely Thom :)

It was Nitebyrd :)

MWM and I have been looking at train trips across America - maybe one day! Glad you enjoyed the post and the tree Spiky. ;)

Everything about the day was perfect RN - the surroundings, the food, the weather and of course the company. ;)

A boat cruise dinner sounds just lovely Lady's Life - I think the nearest place to us that does that is York.

Aw don't be jealous KB. ;)

It certainly was SAW :)

Dumdad said...

What a great day out. I love trains like that - it's the best way to travel.

Shrinky said...

What a delicious way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon - and you look beautiful!

Akelamalu said...

Oh you're so right there Dumdad!

Definitely a delicious and leisurely Sunday afternoon Shrinky and thankyou m'dear x

Maggie May said...

That sounded wonderful.What a great way to travel.
Hope you have a magnificent time on your next venture.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Molly Potter said...

Magical bliss

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh perfectly lovely!!!

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Now that looks like my kind of way to spend a lovely Sunday morning/afternoon! Yet another thing I need to add to my list for when I finally get across the pond!

Cloudia said...

You are my kind of folks! Cheers, Dears :)

Akelamalu said...

Train are a great way to travel and dining on one is extra special Maggie :)

Yes it was Molly :)

I knew you'd like it Bee

When you get to England Linda you must make a point of coming 'oop north' and we'll take you on that train. :)

Cheers Cloudia x

Travis Cody said...

We did something similar a couple of years ago on the 4th of July. Pam and I, along with another couple, took an evening train ride to the Columbia Winery. Along the way we had an excellent dinner, then on the way back we enjoyed dessert with a fine bottle of wine we had purchased.

Good times indeed.

Akelamalu said...

That sounds just our cup of tea (or wine) Trav. :)

Traveling Bells said...

I would have enjoyed that trip...

Julia Smith said...

Great shot of you, about to enjoy your lunch! And the train interior does look lovely.