Rack and Pinion At fbb Mansions!
A personal note : Mrs fbb's arthritic hip needs replacement and we await an indication as to when this might be. If she is placed on a priority list it might be sooner than a two year wait. "Going private" will cost about £15,000 making a significant dent in the savings.
Effectively, your aged blogger (Birthday this coming Friday) is carer for his dear wife until the NHS (or elsewhere) get the Black and Decker out.
The stair lift is a great help (at £4000) and hubbie enjoys its benefits as well.
The majority of readers who do not yet need such a contrivance, the "thing" treated with aghast terror by Mr Tubbles (the cat!) ...
Inside the base of the chair is a cogwheel (a pinion) which engages with a toothed rack ...
Despite this domestic installation, fbb must remind his loyal readers that blogs come second to caring for the good lady, and reduction in scope may be necessary from time to time. No doubt the thrill of travelling on his own private mountain railway will begin to pall in due course.
Norwich Noteworthy Notice
Somewhat further to the south and down Red Lion Hill you become St Stephens Street, off which is Norwich's trendy looking bus station.
Bus Museum Battering - An Update
Happily, Alan was able to report, "Only one clear panel had been ripped off".
Stagecoach South Produces Picturesque Platinum.
More Map MutteringsClick on the above map to enlarge it.) Changes have been made at Blackfriars and Southwark ...