Ian Meadows personal blog A website all about me and my life in England http://www.ianmeadows.me.uk Feel free to use this but please ensure you credit me and add a return link to www.ianmeadows.me.uk August Bank holiday Well we are getting close to the end of the last bank holiday of the year. It's a shame that with almost four moths of the year left and no more bank holidays. This one has been spent either fixing garden planters for the old ones or out on the horse. Little Crystal was very full of beans today. We looked like it was going to be a gentle plod around, right up to the point we turned onto the wide track and asked for a trot. She flew like the wind!!!  She was charging around like a nutter from that point!! Loving the time out with my little Cryssie pops these days, must go and bring her in before she goes off pop!!! http://www.ianmeadows.me.uk/blog/blog.php?blog=95 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Summer in London Well it looks like I may be able to use my little iPad to play the whole blog thing which is good! We keep being told that London is going to collapse into a mess of tourists and track suit clad athletes.  Well as things stand at the moment, the train has less people on than normal, and the only thing disrupting things is the heat wave. Or more to the point the rain, I can officially say that I am bored of rain now. I was due to go out on Crystal tonight but Laura came and stole her. I was almost bothered, but then it started raining again and I wasn't all that bothered after all!!! http://www.ianmeadows.me.uk/blog/blog.php?blog=94 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 I'm so lazy, sorry! Well, I thought I'd better post something up here to prove I'm still alive - well I am! So what's been happening in Ian World then?  Well on the horse front Moises is much better and riding out without a care in the world.  Don't know if it's because he's older or the illness made him wiser but he has become such a lovely horse now.  He always was a soppy old sod, much more of dog with his need for being fussed but it's even more now. Crystal is also a little superstar - she's come out of her shell and is being a little trooper, hacks out like a dream for me and charges around like a loon with Laura.  Hopefully this year will see her debut on the showing scene, watch this space! On the train front, @FirstCC are same as when they work it's fine, when it goes wrong all hell breaks out.  I had to walk from City Thameslink to London Bridge so I could tube it to West Hampstead just to get home the other night.  Which was fun, mind you I did walk down the river, passed the Globe Theatre, The Golden Hind and the Clink which was very interesting - so could have been worse!! Well that's about it, I will try and find a point to the blogs - I think maybe "Ian and Crystal - a year in the life of" or something.  Or maybe I'll just forget to add anything again and nothing will happen!!! http://www.ianmeadows.me.uk/blog/blog.php?blog=93 Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Shouldn't have laughed but... it was quite funny when the train driver stopped at Harpenden but forgot to open the doors before leaving!! I stopped laughing when a pillock pulled the emergency cord to get off and we waited for 30 minutes while the driver reset lots of alarms. http://www.ianmeadows.me.uk/blog/blog.php?blog=92 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 London - the first few weeks! Well it’s been a month almost of working in London and so far so good.  It is an odd place, and some of the people are even odder but it’s fun. I’m slap bang in the middle of Covent Garden so walking around I can’t help but find theatres and venue’s. Avenue Q looks good and this afternoon I even found the Mousetrap which is another I want to see at some point.   I’ve also found Stringfellows and by all account The Pineapple Dance Studio is nearby but the less said about them the better!I have also tracked down a record and book shop – which is not going to be good!  Note to self, leave credit cards at home.I do have a couple of observations from the first month: Why the fu*k do people feel the need to walk and text/surf their smart phones – GET OUT OF MY WAY I’M WALKING!!! Why do people “of a large size” insist on sitting next to me – F**k off, I know I’m only little but I’ve paid £3.5k for my ticket and therefore I'm not giving up half a seat so you can have more space!  The same applies to blokes who feel their gentleman's area are so massive they need spread their legs across the full width of the carriage - it's not that big, grow up! PSSecretly quite glad Ingerland are out of the World Cup as every bloody game trains were cancelled due to “staff sickness” – Sickness my ar*e, down the pub more like. http://www.ianmeadows.me.uk/blog/blog.php?blog=91 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100