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Well, The plan to blog from Duxford didn’t really happen as I struggled to get a decent 3G signal all day (Thanks o2!), But I’ve managed to find one picture online of us arriving on our bus.

(Thanks must go to professional Matt for leaving his coke can in the windscreen lol)

I’ll add some of the silly pictures I took later.

Picture is copyright of S Hartwell who goes by the name of Messy-beast on Flickr, You can see her other pictures by Clicking Me

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Ooooo, Wasnt it hot today!! Managed to get upto 109F in my cab this afternoon. Seems the heat was getting to the people of MK too as everyone seemed to be crabby, Including myself. Ive been in a bit of a meh kind of mood the past couple of days, Who knows why… Maybe its the skin tablets.. or just being generally fed up with work, I suppose only time will tell. Im sure to snap out of it eventually. Hopefully it will rain! That will cheer me up!! LOL (I love driving in the rain).


Nothing bus related to report at the moment, Apparantly one of our yellow darts is being repainted into Arriva Inter-urban livery.. The first bus to have this done to it, Ill keep you posted.

I'm Famous!! (again)

pIm laughing once again as Ive been directed to to another photo of me at work thats on the internet, Thats six in total now….
pThis was back in 2007 when I was still at Aylesbury Garage, Taken in Dunstable, Why do I never see people taking pictures of me at the time!? LOL/p
pOh and this bus caught fire a few weeks later and was written off….. Im not connected to that! :-P/p
pPhoto is Copyright of on Flickr

Professional Matt

During the course of my blogging, You’ve got to meet a couple of people from it…

The most famous being Mrs C and her Pink Hi-Vis… She even has her own Facebook fan club now LOL

and then, only a few weeks ago, You all got to put a face to the name “CowFacedRatBag”…

Well today we introduce you to another regular commenter on here, “Professional Matt”, who also drives a bus at MK Metro, and here he is!


So the next time he’s driving your bus, Feel free to congratulate him on his colour choice of rubber gloves


You really do need to be a master of many languages being a bus driver.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked for the following:

“Biddymee” – This turned out to be Fishermead

“NnnDee” – That was ALDI

“The Walnut” – Walnut Tree

“Lodgey” – Shenley Lodge (of course!)

There are others, I just can’t think of em at the moment….

Tickets Please

Last night The Chris Moyles Breakfast Show on Radio 1 held a Karaoke event in Milton Keynes. This morning they are broadcasting their show from the BBC Three Counties studio in Willen, and as part of that they had a feature called “Aled in your Area” where Aled comes to help you out at work….

Well the first job was “Revenue Protection Manager” at Metro!

You can listen again to the show at


(Pictures are copyright of BBC)

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Can you see me?! UPDATE

Well the GPS tracking thing seemed to work quite well today.

According to the data, Between 11:08 and 18:38 I traveled 38.3 Miles, at an average speed of 5mph (!!!), and my Max Speed at any one time was 41mph. The average speed might be a bit inaccurate as there were two one hour breaks within that time.

Anyway, I’ve decided to have another go at it tomorrow, between the hours or 1500 – 1940, So don’t forget to log and look again.. and Please comment on it, I might add it as a permanent feature of the blog

You can use the (manual refresh) map in the post below or go directly to a map at