On 17 May 2010 (our son's 35 birthday), I found myself at Chesterfield station in Derbyshire with a little time of my hands.
To my surprise I discovered a statue of George Stephenson (supposedly one of our distant relatives) of Rocket fame outside the station entrance.
Stephenson died in Chesterfield and is buried in the nearby churchyard at the church with its famous crooked spire.
The bronze statue was erected in in 2005 to mark the opening of the new station entrance hall with a man who was so instrumental in the establishment of travel by train.
I wandered psychogeographically round the precincts of the station entrance admiring the solid red brick architecture.
And the intricacy of the view up Corporation Street from Crow Lane.
I also enjoyed the sight and sweetly pungent smell of a flowering dwarf broom hedge (possibly Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold').
Soon though I was speeding through the Derbyshire Dales countryside at its late spring best en route to East Lodge Hotel, Rowsley (near Chatsworth).
The teddy bear isn't mine - just part of the hotel service.