Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First Mendip based in Wells, Somerset. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with 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. I am a biker and currently ride a Honda CBfF600. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at St. Nicholas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

28 Aug 2006

Bank Holiday

Did the 'Frome up' today London via Wiltshire. Very nice drive, no traffic and not many passengers. Had 15minutes at Marlbourgh. Got to London just as the rain came down. Motorway was full of the usual Sunday drivers, why do women not use the outside lane?

Way back was busy, over 70 passengers so 2 coaches. M4 had a bad crash a J6 so off down through Slough. Load to pick up at Reading, no mud luckily!!. After Swindon had a good run back and back home by 1645.

11 Aug 2006

Problems In London

Yesterday was difficult. On the way up to London at 0430!! Found out that a terrorist plot had been uncovered. By the time I got to Heathrow at 0700 t1 and t2 had closed and the traffic was building up. Passengers had to repack their luggage and it did make me a little nervous. Had to pick my nephew up and luckily he had been left with of the staff and I got him on the coach. Went to London and had my break. Was concerned that the airport would be busy but it was quieter then a normal day. Picked passengers up and got back to Bath at 1250.

8 Aug 2006


Had the 'overnight' Sunday. City bus work followed by trip to London and stay overnight. Was not looking forward to it as the temperature was forecast at 20c however as I got into London it got much fresher so got a good nights sleep. Monday had a good trip back apart from some drunk walking out in front of me in Bath. Good job we have ABS!!
Day off today so grass cutting and house tidying and spending some time with Fiona.

4 Aug 2006

Summer holidays

Well you can tell the holidays are here. Lots of caravans and the usual collections of CLOGS (centre lane owners group) and the 'look at the map not the road brigade'. Still that said a couple of great days. Not much work traffic about so being running on time, even early. Had some very good comments on my driving, so things really looking up.

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