Saturday, December 22, 2007

We wish you a Merry Christmas

I imagine most of you will be settling back this weekend and enjoying Christmas already, so in the spirit of the tradition of playing word games whilst slumped on the sofa after a massive roast lunch, I thought it would be fun to give you a few anagrams of "I Hate First Great Western" that I've been slaving over whilst at the office today.

Not really, the part about being at the office is true, but I found a brilliant anagram-making website, so here are the best five:
Reintegrate a Fresh Twist
Sweethearts a-Frittering
A Teenager Writes Thrifts
Thereafter is a Grits Newt
Twit Rehearses a Gift Tern
Very silly, but made me laugh. And if you'd like to have a go, visit
And here's the best one made out of the letters of my full name:
Red Jellies, Ooh a Nun!
Have a great Christmas everyone, and come back with your gripes and grumbles in the New Year. It'll be the blog's first birthday in January, so I'll have to think of something special to do to mark the anniversary.


Lord Hutton said...

And a very happy Christmas to you.

LeeT said...

What a great idea for a blog.

I travel between Didcot and Burnham on a stopping service/fast service Didcot to Reading.

If there are any protests planned in my area love to help out in way I can

Anonymous said...

here you go, something to celebrate

posted on RMT website

MORE THAN 600 RMT guards and train drivers are to be balloted for industrial action over breakdowns in industrial relations and the use of managers to guard and drive trains.

Two separate ballots will begin on December 27 and are scheduled to close on January 10.

"Industrial relations for both guards and drivers have hit a serious low, but rather than try to deal sensibly with the various issues that affect their workforce the company has fanned the flames by using managers to guard and drive trains," RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.

"Our reps have tried hard to avoid these disputes, but when the company adopts a confrontational style of management it can hardly complain when it results in confrontation.

"There are safety implications in using managers to undertake operational duties, not least because it is unclear what level of training they have received, and now we are being told that managers are going sick at an alarming rate because of the pressure.

"Our members are now telling us that they are angry with the company's appalling behaviour and I am sure that their anger will be reflected in a decisive vote for action.

"FGW can end these disputes by talking seriously with us, but it must also agree to end what has become the routine use of managers to operate and guard trains," Bob Crow said.

The Train Fellow said...

I have finally added your site as a link from mine - I hope you update soon - we are missing your musings.

Lee Fletcher said...

I notice that you have included a link to our site as well, train fellow. Many thanks for that.