The other job

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned my other ‘job’ on here before, (It’s been a long time since I posted with any sort of regular pattern), but the Vending Machine business is slowly taking off.  It’s been a busy 12 months with the number of sites/machines doubling and updating the whole fleet of machines with Credit/Debit card readers.


Well the business has taken another turn with the purchase of a bigger van…. Meet Vernon the Vivaro!


Showbus 2015

So, today we’ve been to the yearly bus rally, Showbus.

I took one of our electric Streetlites, 5007.


I have to say this is probably one of the poorest organised Showbus events I’ve been to.  We were lucky with “only” waiting 40 minutes to get parked up, some buses had a three hour wait!

There seem to be quite a number of buses getting stuck in the soft ground too. If it’s held at Woburn Abbey again next year I think I’ll give it a miss…..


Anyway, 5007 did us well and only used 30% charge for the whole day. 🙂

and to end the post, here’s a picture of Professional Matt eyeing up an ice cream van ?



Time Flies

Well it’s been a long time since I posted on here, there’s been a number of reasons, nothing much to report, Arriva’s ‘social media policy’ stopping me from posting some items, and also a hint of laziness!

Well today I’ve been working on a camp site shuttle service for a company called City Camping, ferrying campers to the Bowl for the Foo Fighters concert…. In three hours time I get to take them all back again. About 2am I can drive the bus back to Luton, then drive back to MK in the car to finally reach my bed! ??