Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First in Bath. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with Harvey the dog and Boots the cat. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and I hold the call sign G4KVI. I am the repeater keeper for GB3UB and MB7UB. I have a fascination for the weather and all things to do with nature and science. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at Welton Baptist These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

18 Sep 2015

Arthritis strikes

I have finished working in Wells, been a very good few weeks and a little sad to leave. Hopefully though, will be able to work there in the future. Have the weekend off and so far have had to have the tyre on the CBF replaced due to a puncture caused by a nail. 
Also had a trip to the vets with Harvey. He is nearly 14 and beginning to show his age. Getting slow, hearing poor and sleeps a lot. Anyway the vet checked him over and it seems he is ok for his age apart from it seems, he has Arthritis in his back legs, which explains why he finds it difficult to get in the car. We have some pain killers  which hopefully will ease things for him.

26 Aug 2015

Working in Wells

Been looking for a change for a while and today I have had that chance. The Wells depot has taken on more work and needed more drivers short term so I have made a temporary transfer.Today, being the first day was spent learning where the tea is, who people are etc. I do know a few of the drivers so that has helped settling in. Route trained on the 376 service which runs from Bristol to Street.so hopefully on the road on my own tomorrow. Are some different fares and I will have to learn the fare stages and where some places are. Anyway it is going to be fun learning something new everyday.

11 Aug 2015

A rather stupid overtake

I have always been proud on the fact that I ride my bike in a safe manner and take very few, calculated risks. Tonight on the way home I got a little frustrated following a very smelly lorry and went for an overtake. To say it was close is rather an understatement. It was one of those moments when you had two choices, hit the brakes and head for the hedge or give it everything and go for the gap. Fortunately I made the gap. So a lesson learned. Do not get frustrated, hold back and enjoy the view.

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