Monday, 12 August 2013

It's every boy's dream to ride on a steam train

I was looking for something to do with the McBaby on Saturday afternoon and came across the Cholsey and Wallingford Steam Railway which was free to any child under eight over the weekend as long as they were carrying a teddy bear.

After all, what little boy doesn’t love a steam train? Well, ours as it happens.

As you know, all of our stuff is in storage, but McBaby’s George Pig (why is George the only cast member of Peppa Pig who doesn’t have an alliterative name – apart from Joey Kangaroo?) happened to be in my car under a pile of newspapers, so we dusted him off and headed to Wallingford to find that the train left from Cholsey.

We headed to Cholsey!

We were just in the nick of time for the last ride of the day. McBaby was free and MrM and I paid £12 between us for a return journey.

There was time for an obligatory shot of the McBaby in the driver’s cabin, then the whistle went, the guard waved his flag, and we sat in first class. The McBaby then cried and cried and cried until he saw some cows to mooooo at.

Then we stopped in Wallingford, had our picture taken by lots of interested people and then sedately travelled back to Cholsey.

I think I was the only one who enjoyed it. Just check this face out....

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