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.

13 Sep 2013

Felix the cat. R.I.P.

Just returned from the vets having done one of the hardest things a pet owner has to do. Felix our, at least 19 year old cat has been put to sleep. Over the last couple of days I thought he was getting clumsy but on further examination turns out his sight had gone. Fiona and I made the decision that should this day arrive we would not let him linger on and let him go with some dignity. However, still an extremely upsetting thing to do. The vet said there was no real treatment and that it would be the kindest thing to do. He had a great life and we had some great fun with him I believe he is in a happy place now still trying the catch mice and birds and I also believe we will see him again. So mate it has been a great at least 19 years so rest easy.

7 Sep 2013

Law Enforcement

I am in the main a law abiding citizen.I do admit to at times riding at a little over the limit however always when conditions 'permit' However, I am becoming slightly concerned at the number of people I see obviously breaking some 'serious' laws. I refer to mobile phone use, seatbelts speeding in built up areas. If I, and others, see these on a regular bases why does it seem so hard to bring these people to justice. Could not a PCSO be positioned at a road junction and simply photograph these people? Maybe I am seeing the situation from a too simplistic angle, or maybe more than one person needs to witness the offence. I have reported incidents about dangerous driving but always told it has to be seen by someone else. This, is I assume to protect their 'human rights'. Happy days.

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