I’m catching up on some old blog posts – primarily as an excuse to link to some photos. Back at the beginning of March we’d booked a return trip to Whitemead in the Forest of Dean to catch up with Christine’s cousin and family. It didn’t quite work out as planned – I started to come down with a cough on the Friday and by the time we arrived I was shivering uncontrollably and took to my bed. Saturday was a write off (at least for me) but by Sunday morning I was starting to feel a bit better and Duncan, Emma and I joined the soon to be be birthday boy, Daniel, and his Dad for a ride on the Dean Forest Railway. I have to say that, once you’re actually on the train, the fact that it is steam powered is rather lost but the children all certainly enjoyed themselves.