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Saturday, 23 February 2013



Ufton - Final Update

I have had a lovely letter from Guide Dogs thanking us for supporting Ufton.  When we first met Ufton he was just a small puppy, still unsure on his paws.  We have been following his progress for two years now and in his final report his partnership with Robert has really blossomed and they are quite obviously a great team.  Robert has said ' I've never had a bond with any other dogs like I have with Ufton. He's changed my life 100 per cent for the better.'

Thank you for following my blog.  I hope you have enjoyed following Ufton's progress as much as we have.

Since the last update I have decided to carry on our sponsorship and oh dear here he is. Welcome to Scooby.

In the meantime I would like to wish Robert and Ufton a long and faithful partnership.  Thank you for letting us be a little part of it.

Jenny & Tony

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

'Dancing On The Edge', Episode 2

Ermintrude (TE7870) finally made her appearance and we all thought how smart she looked as she set off with the band to meet the Prince of Wales (later to be King Edward VIII, who abdicated and brother Bertie became King George VI - it's all in 'The King's Speech').

The scene had been shot a year earlier on 4th February 2012 and it was a bitterly cold day involving hours of sitting about trying to keep warm although the bus seemed to attract as much attention from the tourists as the filming did.

On return home, Ermintrude's engine was removed for a delayed complete strip-down and to have a set of new pistons fitted as it had begun to smoke a bit.

We took the opportunity to carry out a number of minor improvements and as a result Ermintrude behaved perfectly doing many weddings and other outings throughout the summer.  Her last event of 2012 was on 7th December when we helped to promote the '1928 House' in Aldeburgh.  This house and its contents had remained unchanged since it was built and it has now been very sympathetically restored by Best Of Suffolk Holiday Cottages.  Details on holiday lets are at ''.  There was a short film on Anglia TV - take a look at:

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

TE7870 Dancing On The Edge 4th Feb 2013 

Well, bit of a mystery here.  We were assured by Ruby films that Ermintrude's scenes were in the first episode of Dancing On The Edge.  Sadly not so after we bought popcorn and settled down to await her appearance - there was a nice shot of a coach taking Wesley away but no Ermintrude. The story so far hasn't reached the part where our scenes were set so just carry on viewing this remarkable series.  In the meantime here are some shots taken during filming in Whitehall.  Spot Anthony Head, Janet Montgomery, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham and Stephen Poliakoff.

Below is a capture of TE7870 in her previous livery in a C4 production 'A Dance To The Music Of Time' in 1997