Tuesday, May 02, 2006

the train to geelong is the best thing on earth

...when it works, which it did, today. And this morning I got an old-style (I think of it as old-style, for all I know it's the way of the future) self-contained six-seater compartment, all to myself for most of the journey (until Lara, when two ugly people got on and shared the space with me in sullen, ugly silence). How I hated them! What do they think this is, 'public' transport?

5 comments:

Mistress Bel said...

The compartment does look very cosy. I am particularly taken by those blue anti-Macassars which really come up a treat against the brown seats.

David said...

Oh I put those there myself.

Gilmore said...

how nice it is to see the word antimacassars used.
the other day I actually had an occasion to pull out 'dundrearies'--and it even came out of my little synapses with minimal tugging, an unusual thing. Made me cheerful. David, I don't really believe you travel with blue antimacassars, though.

cos said...

lucky you! last year I took the train down that way an all we had were the standard country-train open carriages. I miss the compartments

Wayne said...

It's rather Murder on the Orient Express. Beware if the Conductor pops his head in and says "First sitting for dinner". That's when all hell breaks loose.