I don't know about you, but it is the strangest things
that make me feel nostalgic. On our recent holiday we visited the Nene Valley Railway
, a heritage steam railway near Peterborough.
Was it the steam engines that made me feel nostalgic?
No! Was it the old station buildings that made me feel nostalgic?
No! In actual fact it was the wee cardboard tickets
that took me straight back to train journeys of my youth - how weird is that! Do you remember the clunky noise made when the ticket was issued at the station?
Anyway, we had a lovely time wandering around looking at all the lovely vintage bits and pieces.
Lots of old engines lying around waiting to be cared for by the team of volunteers who do an amazing job at Nene Valley Railway
. (We didn't get to see Thomas as he was in for repairs.)
There's a great wee cafe and a lovely shop selling all sorts of wonderful things.
It was lovely and relaxing taking the journey on the steam train - no rush - just letting the noises and smells of the steam engine bring back lots of fabulous memories of trips with my parents. Hope you enjoy this nostalgic video.