One of Arriva’s new electric buses for Route 7 has been travelling around town on a number of road tests.
(The white ‘pod’ on the roof is where the batteries are fitted)
So I’m sat here in the little portakabin rest room at Aylesbury Bus Station, just looking out the window watching the occasional bus go past thinking it was about time for an update, so I thought I’d whip out the ipad and type something up. 🙂
Well firstly my psoriasis is back. My latest blood test showed that my current medication had damaged 21% of my liver, so I had to stop taking it straight away. Within a week my skin was covered in spots again.
After being clear for nearly 5 years it takes a bit of getting used to the stares from other people, and the constant itching. Itching that’s so bad you want to get a knife and just cut chunks of your skin out! It’s really done nothing for my confidence of late. I’m waiting to go back to the hospital this coming Friday, to see if funding has been approved for my next treatment, Humira. This is a fortnightly injection which is used to treat my psoriasis and the psoriatic arthritis which I now also have. I’m a little bit concerned by this drugs list of side effects, but the way it’s effecting me at the moment I don’t have a choice, even if I just get a few years relief from the skin and joint pain it will be worth it.
On the bus side of things not a lot to mention really, I’ve been back working at Aylesbury depot for a few weeks now and it’s going okay, The cost of commuting has rocketed since I was last here, so not sure I’ll be able to continue the travelling in the long term, especially as I am on a “new starter” rate of pay for three years, but we’ll see how it goes.
Argh why do people have to always argue?!
Uds at wembley (selective door opening where you can stop the rear four coaches from opening)…
‘but the whole train fits in the platform’
no it doesn’t it hangs off the end.
‘Well only close the end carriage off then’ can’t do that with these trains.
‘Oh fuck off then!’
another quick update from me.
As I’ve posted many times on here before, I’ve thought about seperating my blog into two seperate blogs, One for buses and one for personal stuff. Each time I’ve thought about it it’s kind of gone to the back of my mind as soon as I begin to realise what a pain in the arse its going to be to do….
So I’ve now decided not to seperate it, But leave it with you the reader to decide on what you see.
At the top of the screen in the green bar, You can now choose to just see bus related posts, or no buses at all 🙂
If you are not fussed or like reading both types then just come here as normal 🙂
Training progresses at LM with me now doing my on the train training, Currently working through my route knowledge which I’m finding tough in places but plenty of revising at home seems to be doing the trick!
On the bus side, News reaches me of plans for a N5 night bus in MK from mid July, Once I have more details I’ll post here.
Not much else been going on, Sold my Macbook Air as I just could get on with it for £750 on ebay and used the money to buy me a nice new windows Laptop, some decent headphones, iPhone dock and still have some money left over!
Another quick update,
Still in training at London midland, going well and it is very interesting… I just wanna get out there and do it now! Hopefully should be only a couple more weeks and I’ll be able to put all the classroom work into practice….
I’m thinking about buying one of these now.. (yes I know it’s sad!)
We are currently at the ticket machine training stage, So many ticket types and condition codes to remember!
The other day we took a walk along to the sidings to have a look at a train… Don’t realise how big they are when you are stood on the platform!
That’s pretty much it for now, looking forward to a weekend away in Great Yarmouth next weekend.
Bus related news, MK solo 2440 has lost its registration MK02 BUS…. I wonder where it’s gone…;-)
Let’s make this a two way conversation, let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments 🙂
Just a quick update to say I’m still alive.
Have so far passed my personal track safety test, and am currently working towards my ‘rules and regulations’ test in a couple of weeks….. Then I might actually go near a train!!
Have to say I’m finding it fascinating at the moment, the way the signalling works is brilliant! (I’m turning into a train geek!)