Welcome to my blog.
I’m a middle-aged bloke living in the beautiful South West of England, happily married and working in the bus and coach industry.
Whether it’s as a result of a mid-life crisis or not, I’m not sure, but I started this blog to chart my progress towards becoming a fully licensed bus driver. No, I’m not thinking of changing my career (although it could come in useful if this recession hands me a P45 one day). [Edit: it did.]
Ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I’ve been interested in trains, planes and automobiles. And buses. I suppose I ought to blame/credit my Dad for this because his enthusiasm for municipal transport in the 1960s, when I was growing up, rubbed off on me.
Some years ago I began part time work as a conductor on vintage buses although my ultimate aim was to drive them. That’s what this blog is about. I hope to share the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations of my journey towards that goal.
I hope you’ll join me on that journey. Read on, dear reader, read on…
[Edit: Since writing this introduction I have passed my PCV theory and practical tests and have driven heritage buses of all kinds at running days and on private hire duties for a number of operators and collectors. Blog posts will cover most of these activities plus some of a more modern flavour from my current employment with a well known coach operator].
Finally, all content in this blog, especially the photographs, are copyright to me. Please do not use any content except with my permission.