Leicester railway station, tick

Well OK, I’ve been to Leicester railway station, a number of times over the years! Just the first time, I’ve got any photos!

Myself at Leicester railway station

Myself at Leicester railway station

Leicester railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/leicester/

Now done 58% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 58% of #walk1000miles. So 581.81 miles down and 418.19 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/05/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 30th May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Nonnatus House staff struggles to come to terms with Nancy’s revelation. Sister Frances and Trixie rally the others to take a stand and do something about Poplar’s growing housing crisis. Sister Hilda relishes taking charge when Sister Julienne takes her annual leave, Timothy Turner prepares to leave for medical school, and Cyril is forced to reconsider his future after he receives news from home. A very special baby is born, causing a rift in a close-knit family and leading many people to count their blessings.

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 30th May 2021)

Past and present members of the cast and crew of the period drama celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary. Featuring behind the scenes footage giving viewers an insight into how the costume, design, music, and make-up teams work to finesse every detail seen on screen, and a compilation of some of the most memorable moments from past episodes.

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 2nd June 2021)

Following the challenges involved with building the Hinkley Point C in the remote Somerset countryside, the first new nuclear power station in Britain for a generation. This series follows the engineers, technicians, and the behind-the-scenes staff who are under pressure to keep the project on track, including building the mammoth foundations for the two nuclear reactors, and excavating cooling water tunnels out under the Bristol Channel.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

First visit railway station visit of 2021

First time visiting a railway station in 2021. Only to meet a friend off a train (hello Mark T), which happened to be the Class 91 – 91111 For The Fallen. Going on my first train trip of 2021, on Bank Holiday Monday! Which I am so looking forward too.

Class 91 - 91111 For The Fallen at Grantham railway station

Class 91 - 91111 For The Fallen at Grantham railway station

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/grantham/

Second COVID-19 vaccine

That’s me now had my Second COVID-19 vaccine! So glad, I’ve not had both. Means at long last, I can start to meet up with people again! So looking forward to seeing my Mum and Dad and older brother. Not seen any of them family now in over 17 months! Longest time, I’ve not seen them since the day I was born!

Oh and thank to all the NHS staff and Volunteers, working so hard all over the UK to make this happen!

Now done 54% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 54% of #walk1000miles. So 544.76 miles down and 455.24 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Can’t wait to use my straitjacket again!

So looking forward to using my straitjacket again! Just need to find some cute lads to put me in it! Oh and course, I will also get them inside it!!

Wetsuit + straitjacket

2XU A:1 Active wetsuit + straitjacket

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/bondage/straitjacket/

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/05/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Trixie stirs up controversy in the community when she speaks out on behalf of a patient who is pregnant with her fifth child, but whose personal life is far from stable. Dr Turner and Sister Frances try to help a woman who is refusing medical treatment through the last weeks of her pregnancy, and Nancy reveals a secret about her background that could threaten her relationship with Nonnatus House.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 24th May 2021)

Chislehurst to Kennington. Series 13, episode 6.
Michael Portillo continues his travels in Greater London, beginning on its south-eastern fringe in the village of Chislehurst and ending up in Kennington to learn about the childhood of Charlie Chaplin.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 25th May 2021)

Michael Portillo continues his travels through the capital in the heart of London’s East End. First, Michael explores Hackney Wick, where he hears about The Daily Worker newspaper’s origins, before heading to London’s West End to hunt down London’s oldest surviving Indian restaurant, Veeraswamy. Here, he tries his hand at making chapatis, under the watchful eye of the restaurant’s master chef.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 26th May 2021)

Michael Portillo continues his travels through London in Hampstead, where he learns more about the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, who fled the Austrian capital of Vienna during the Second World War and made his way London. Then, Michael pays a visit to the famous Abbey Road Studios, before making his way to Finsbury and touring the innovative and sculptural housing development, Bevin Court.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 27th May 2021)

Michael tracks the River Thames from east to west. Starting in Dagenham, he finishes this leg of his tour at one of London’s most iconic buildings, Battersea Power Station, built during the 1930s by Giles Gilbert Scott.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

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