Saturday was not a good day to travel. I had to join the mad Bank holiday rush of people and decided to opt for the train as the best option for travel. However it wasn’t a good day, not for a lot of people, especially those that died.
When I got to the train station it turned out all trains were cancelled. there was an accident on a station further up the track, somebody had been hit by a train. Later this ‘hit by a train’ announcement changed to ‘fatality’. Train lines to and from London were eventually re-opened but it took several hours before anyone could travel anywhere.
To add to the travel misery, several train stations are closed for a week for major works and so all trains, even direct ones were extra slow as they all had to use the same few stations (rather than ending at several different London stations as is the norm).
When I finally arrived in Victoria Train Station it was already late and although my journey took me further north out of London, there was an announcement at the station that somebody somewhere on the Brighton line was hit by a train (whether deceased or not I still don’t know)
There was at least one more fatality on a train line somewhere towards Southampton on the same day, involving another person hit by a train; and on the roads a major accident on a motorway resulted in at least eight deaths.
Saturday was a bad day for travel in the UK. It was supposed to be the big Bank holiday getaway, but so many people dying made the day a sombre one.
So that was Saturday, which was a strange day. Travelling took a lot out of me, I’m not the best traveller, but the more people there are the more ill I feel so I’ve been taking it easy and haven’t done much reading recently. I’ve got some new an exciting books to read though, which I’ll share with you soon in a Book Haul post. Unfortunately due to my camera dying last week, I’ve been taking pictures of my latest book haul (plus the insides of picture books) with my phone’s camera…which I’m not very good at so apologies in advance for any images that just look wrong or have shadows or something.
This month I’ve neglected my blog a bit, I haven’t posted as many articles or poetry as I’d hoped due to being away a lot but I hope what I did post was still interesting to some and certainly my most popular post of the month was Does Editing in Books Matter? If you haven’t already seen it then take a look and add your views I’d love to know what you think 🙂
The second most popular post is surprising as it’s a review! This is the first time a review has been one of the top 3 most popular posts of a month but here you are, a review for ‘Tell it to the Moon’ by Siobhan Curham.
My last highlight is a poem which I’m so happy it was so popular as it’s a poem I took a lot of time to write and is all about keeping to your true self, your true path no matter how hard it may seem: The Beautiful Path Please check it out if you haven’t already. I hope you like it and it motivates you 🙂
Although those were my popular posts I’d like to shout out my Cats Really do Sell! post which was a bit of silly fun and something I thought anyone who loves cats, or just likes silly clips of cats might enjoy.
So that was my August round-up, of course there was one more post that happened a day or two before August and that was this: A Publisher’s Apology and A Chance to See My Old Blog As the title suggests it was the apology I’d been waiting for from publisher Austin Macauley and yes…a chance to see my old blog – for those of you who don’t know where I came from 😀 😛 !
So what’s planned for this month? I have some books to read, and I’m still trying to catch up with a few books I’ve left behind from old hauls. Apart from that I’ll try to get those articles out. One good thing is that I’ve stuck to the #MondayMotivation post. I’m doing at least one post on the first Monday of each month, and I’ll try to do more when I can.
I don’t want to make too many plans as I’m still a bit online/offline at the moment but I hope to get around to visiting a few blogs I’m still behind with as well as some new ones who have followed me who I haven’t yet visited.
How was your August? Any plans for September and what you might be reading? Please let me know in the comments box below, I love hearing from you 🙂
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