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Back Garden

Originally uploaded by JSmith9114.

The camera fund has finally reached an amount that would let me buy one! 🙂

So a few days ago I got myself a Cannon 400D Digital       SLR camera, I’ve been excitable ever since it got here and taking pictures of everything. Yes I know I’m sad, But i really don’t care!

Employee Survey

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You Said – “Facilities at the depot needed improving”

We said – “We have created an outdoor rest area to provide space for employee’s enjoyment”

Translated as – “We’ve shoved a few concrete slabs down by the Bus Wash with some plastic chairs as a Smoking area – of no use to us non-smokers”


You Said – “The condition of many buses was demoralising”

We Said – “We put a team of drivers together to list and prioritise improvements so they can be actioned”

Translated as – “We’ve already told you that you won’t be getting any new buses at Aylesbury Depot, So stop moaning about your current fleet of vehicles”

You taking a photo of me?!

I think it’s time for a moan.




This week has been one of those weeks where come against one problem after another.

First off on Wednesday I found myself coming up against selfish parking round what seemed like every corner…


The first one was a car parked right on the junction of a road I had to try and turn into….


This is the second car that’s just out of view in teh first pic, Notice how close I am to it LOL. I managed to miss it by a few inches…




Then we have somebody who has parked alongside this bus stop, Which wouldn’t normally be a problem as the bus is only there a few seconds… But not this stop, This is the Starting point for the route, So is infact a Bus Stand as well, When I came round the corner to park up there I still had 4 minutes to go until it was time to leave, Cars beeping behind me, EVen thought I’m quite clearly inside my yellow box. In the end I had to drive on further down the road, around the corner to wait my time, Probably leaving some people behind. All because of selfish parking. 🙁

Then Yesterday, I was given one of our more “mature” vehicles to drive on one of our town services. Note the handily positioned wing mirror…


The arm would only fix in that position so there was no chance of moving it, So it really wasn’t of much use..


Same bus, But while driving it I became more and more aware of how many things are actually blocking my view to the outside world.. Surely all this “furniture” in the widscreen is a hazard?!


Anyway that’s my whinging over for today, (expect more tomorrow ;))

One ‘nice’ thing this week Is i’ve been given £50 for an old phone that was just lying round the house doing nothing.

Just a bit more towards me camera fund! 🙂

Oh this was a bit of a shock, NO Breakdowns this week yet!

Back home

I went on a little break last week to a place called California, Just outside Great Yarmouth. Was nice to have some time away from home and driving buses. The weather wasn’t too bad, Rained quite a bit at night, I was quite happy it wasn’t hot as I don’t like the sun much. Even though it was fairly mild all week I still managed to burn my face on first day we were there so have been in agony ever since lol.


California/Scratby Beach at Dusk – Wind Farm in distance

Been to a friends house today to do fiddle with their PC and became quite embarrassed after about an hour or so when I realised that my skin was flaking (My psoriasis has been a bit bad this week as i’m off the steroid cream) and there was loads of little white bits all over their carpet. With it being dark blue they showed up even more. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. 🙁 Gawd knows what they must’ve thought.

MK Metro has Vanished!

Well the title isn’t quite true. It seems that the MK Metro website has been taken down. The site hasn’t been updated in months so it’s probably a blessing that it has been removed as all the timetables were out of date.

Because of this it has become quite difficult to find Bus Timetables for Milton Keynes online so I’ve decided to add a page with them all on 🙂

Just click the “MK METRO – TIMETABLES” image to the left for a list of services.