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.

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.

2 Aug 2015

New Wine

Arrivals day for week 2 at New Wine. Last week was great with a fantastic team.However,the weather was very changeable and VERY cold at night. Been some changes to the way we work this year which has been great as it has made me look at the way I was working and not sleep walk through the week. No major incidents and a very good feel around the site, so God is definitely here this week. So, in to week 2 and hopefully even better than week 1.

Current local weather

Uk Power production