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.

29 Dec 2006

Same old problems

Not much to report apart from.

The middle lane hoggers.

Women drivers not using lane 3

Mobile phone users.

And many more. Will not be posting until the New year so happy New Year.

21 Dec 2006

Fog and women drivers

No post for a while been busy. The last few days have been busy and very difficult with fog and frost. Well ice. Had half an inch of inch form on the mirror brackets yesterday and very patchy freezing fog.
Still the same old things. I would love to know why women will not use lane 3. It is so dangerous when they tailgate behind slow moving lorries in lane 2 and slow all the traffic behind them.
I note the powers that be want to increase the fines. Not much good when there seems to be complete breakdown of law and order on the roads. Mobile phone usage, dirty vehicles, lights not working etc. Never mind hopefully most schools have finished so should be better on the roads for a while.

11 Dec 2006

Not much to report

Well not much going on. Good trips up and back and no problems with passengers. Weather has been a bit iffy and a couple of Motorway problems have meant diversions. The roadworks at Membury have finished so should make things a bit easier.

2 Dec 2006

Lots of trouble

had a very funny day Friday. Had lots of shift changes this week so Friday had a day round Bath on local buses.
First problem was a lady who did not the rules of the road and wanted me to reverse a bus back along a road (this is not legal) things came to a head and the police where called. However with the help of some other motorists we managed to resolve it.
The next was a breakdown, just got to the furthest point from the town when every alarm bell light went off. Made it to the next stop. Checked the engine and what was left of the fan belt was on the ground. A call to the engineers brought a swift response and found the pulley has ceased and taken the belt with it. Off we went again and due to the large volume of traffic in Bath that was it for the day!!!

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