August 13, 2006

End of GBBF, Prom 28 and the GCR

Well, I went to the Thursday and the Saturday of GBBF. Had lots more beer, but by the end I was rather knackered. I met up with a large contingent of past and present Music Centre members, but didn't have too much fun. I think the boredom factor of being at GBBF every day (bar friday) took it's toll.

Speaking of the Friday, I spoke to Ellie and found out she was going to be at the prom that night, and I ended up joining her and her mates watching Prom 28. Even after I had figured out what pieces were going to be played, I still had no idea what to expect! (My classical music knowledge is bordering on nill) I enjoyed it thoroughly, and finally realised I recognised the main melodies in movements 4 and 5 of Symphonie Fantastique. We also bumped into Matt Gilbert who was already down for the Beer Fest the next day.

And now, the GCR. This is the Great Cockrow Railway that my Dad and I went to today.

Basically, my dad grew up next to the Great Western Railway which at the time had steam trains running on them. He has always been interested in steam trains, and we have visited many railways together, and now I enjoy visiting them too.

GCR runs on track that is only 7 1/4 inches apart (7 1/4 gauge railway). So it is a mini railway :) It has about 1 1/2 to 2 miles of track, which is quite long for such a "small" railway, and runs 2 different routes. We had quite good fun, but during our ride on the second route, it started to rain, and then that rain became trorrential :S So a wet end to a good day.

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