Train Station

This is only a short post.
I have worked three slightly longer than usual days and they were intense. So, I am tired. I shall not tell you how long the work days were or you will laugh at me and say you work that everyday!
Lately I have had trouble going to sleep and then waking up early only to drift off just as the alarm goes off. Interrupted sleep patterns are annoying and I really feel the pinch of lack of sleep as the days progress. The moment I sit in front of the television the urge to nod off and close my eyes is excruciatingly delicious.
I am looking forward to the upcoming weekend where I shall lock myself into the studio and post some blogs and catch up on everyone else’s blogs at my own leisure!
Today I have uploaded a picture of the train station not far from my house.
I like to ride my bike down to Centre Road on a Saturday or Sunday morning and pick up bread and fruit and vegetables. I have a coffee and read the newspaper sometimes or have a nosey around in whatever shops may be open.
It is kind of an hour of peaceful time.
When I get to the train station I like to park the bike against the rail and watch people walking by and chatting. There is a palm tree just nearby that often has Rosella’s chattering away within it’s spiky fronds. I love looking at them, although I learnt a long time ago not to stand underneath the tree. Just keep to one side.
When the train is on it’s way, the bells ring loudly and the boom gates drop down forcing the traffic to stop and have some time out whilst the train makes it’s way to the station to pick up and drop off the commuters.
Personally though, I would be unlikely to travel too often on trains here in Melbourne. They are overcrowded, often run late, full of really, really weird people, have heating and cooling issues and are usually grubby. Also expensive and the ticketing process is rather complicated. Most stations are not manned so they can be a bit shabby looking.
I have felt safer using public transport at 11.00pm in the heart of London than I have felt here using it 7.00 pm on a weeknight.
Having used public transport in a few countries overseas, I can certainly vouch for the fact that Australia has a long way to go to reach international standards.
But still, I love train stations. We do have some gorgeous old ones in various suburbs and there is always a feeling of bustling activity during peak hour that makes one feel part of society. That is a good thing.
Sometimes when I ride my bike around and watch what is going on around me, I wonder if I shall be doing the same thing in ten or twenty years.
I wonder also, would I be commenting on it here?
Which makes me ask a question. Do most people who have a blog expect to keep it up indefinitely?
Because I do.
I like to think I shall be reading the same blogs I read now.
That would be so nice.
I am getting a bit dreamy right now looking into the next ten years of blogging.
Need to go to bed.
Ciao
LC

8 thoughts on “Train Station

  1. In ten years I’m imagining that we’ll be able to just THINK our blogs and have people subscribe to our thoughts.This would suck if Federal officials could subscribe as well…as pretty much everything I think about is banned in most of the United States by law.

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  2. That depends on the personality … to keep a blog going on, you need to have an the ability to withstand the demanding need to feed the blog with posts. If you have an open personality and use your thoughts and memoirs as sources for your blog, then it will be fine. You will go on for some time. The criteria is to be passionate about blogging and have the resources to keep the blog going. Having read your posts for few weeks now, I certify that you have done a very good job and will outpace us and keep your blog for many years to come.Izzat

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  3. Moooooog35: I imagine you would be their prime target! Sharon: I think I have just about done two years soon. TWO YEARS. That is the longest I have stuck with anything….almost.Izzat: Well I hope you and everyone else keeps visiting me now and then as it does please me in the nicest way. I feel validated somehow. I guess we all need to feel that.Linny: Funny how something so simple as a bike ride can be so appealing.

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  4. I loved the link to the Rosellas. I like birds very much and I’ve never heard of these ones. I did recognize the Kookaburra at the top of the page.Train stations are neat places, I agree with you. I’ve always liked the small village ones in England. They retain their quaintness even over time. You can imagine the Victorian women trailing their skirts along the dusty platforms. Of course the sleek, speedy trains that pull into the station rather dispel the image, but still; it’s nice.I don’t know where I’ll be in 10 years time, but my intention is to still be blogging. If I am, I will definitely still be reading yours, Linda.I’m certain I’ll still be writing.Kat

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  5. I think I’ll probably be blogging indefinitely as well. It would be fun to look back on. It’s been three years since I started. 🙂hope you get a good rest.

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