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 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. I am a biker and currently ride a Honda CBfF600. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at St. Nicolas Church in Radstock. These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

24 Apr 2009

Holiday (again)

Holiday time again, but looking forward to going back it's been a very busy week. In no particular order I have -

Fixed the miss fire on the bike and given it a service.

Replaced the equipment at MB7UB.

Cut the grass

Planted out loads of veg (slugs already enjoying them!!)

Loads of relaxing mornings. (no 0310 alarm calls)

Treated Fiona to a very nice birthday

Glad the weather has been good as Harvey has enjoyed some nice walkies.

13 Apr 2009

Health and safety

Not too bad few days. Holiday time, and I HATE holiday's, seems to bring out the idiots. One thing I have noticed, and you may want to see if I am correct. Everyone seems to be H & S mad when it comes to holidays. Is the pool safe, is the heater safe, is the food safe.Nothing wrong in that, apart from when they make the journey to the holiday H & S seems to go out the window. Bikes obstructing number plates and lights, vehicles overloaded. Making a long journey after a day at work. The list goes on. Still as long as the pool is warm!!!

1 Apr 2009


Well is was only a matter of time. Coming out of Bath up the A46 the coach got slower and it seemed to be trying to shake itself to bits! Managed to get to a large lay-by which meant I and the passengers where safe. Luckily there was a coach, and driver still in Bath and he arrived within 30 minutes. The only problem with changing over is that the coach was full and so were the lockers! Anyway with the help of a passenger we changed over all the luggage with the minute of fuss. In the end we arrived about 45 minutes late. Just happy it was not on the M4.

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