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The UK Bus Industry ; At The Crossroads

The UK Bus Industry ; At The Crossroads

For those solid and staid souls who have followed my ramblings since 2009 when I started this whole blog malarkey. You may have detected one theme throughout, namely my regular commentaries on the future of the UK Bus industry. If truth be told it has fluctuated quite...

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The Great Gift Of Comedy

The Great Gift Of Comedy

When I started off the process of training to be a stand up comedian to raise money for cancer research UK, I had not really given much thought to what it is that actually has to be done to make people laugh. And by people, what I am talking about is a group of...

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More Things In Heaven And Earth Horatio…

More Things In Heaven And Earth Horatio…

I have always been, if the truth be told a bit of a cynical old Hector, as the classic seventies kids show used to proclaim. Now I do not know about you my dear reader chum but I have to confess that I have never been as far as I am aware someone who has ever...

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Sadly No Longer; Wrightbus

Sadly No Longer; Wrightbus

Somebody, once said ‘A week is a long time in politics’ Indeed I think it was actually the man described in certain circles as the Queens favourite Prime Minister. A certain pipe smoking and quietly spoken Yorkshireman called Harold Wilson. How do I know this gem of...

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Rugby World Cup; Swing Low Sweet Chariot…

Rugby World Cup; Swing Low Sweet Chariot…

So, I cant believe it from nowhere the rugby World Cup is upon us from the land of Cherry Blossoms and unfettered courtesy and impeccable good manners. I talk of course of the land of the rising sun, Japan. Domo Arigato (as they say in Japan, or thank you very much)...

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The Unique Joy Of A Reunion; Forty Years On!

The Unique Joy Of A Reunion; Forty Years On!

It is a surreal experience in many ways attending a reunion after 40 years since starting life as young student aged 18 or 19 years of age. And in many ways the College that I attended for four very happy years, was somewhat different from many. The reason being that...

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More Good News For The UK Bus Industry!

More Good News For The UK Bus Industry!

What an amazing week for the Uk Bus industry, first we had the CPT national bus strategy a long overdue positive piece of work that gives A national bus policy for the nation. Second we had the Scottish government committing over 500 million pounds into a pro bus...

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Massive Cash Boost For Scotlands Bus Industry.

Massive Cash Boost For Scotlands Bus Industry.

More wonderful news emerged this week that followed on from the great CPT bus strategy announced a couple of days ago. In essence the Scottish government has agreed to pump over 500 million pounds into bus priority measures. In what they describe as a “step change in...

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Working From Home, For And Against…

Working From Home, For And Against…

I suppose that I have been fortunate in many ways to have watched my strange work career go full circle, from a life time of thirty years of doing Dolly Partons 9 till 5, for the last 9 almost ten years I have had the flexibility of working from home for most of that...

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The Fall And Fall Of The British Empire

The Fall And Fall Of The British Empire

One of the strange side effects of having insomnia is that you get to watch some really good quality news stories on the BBC news channel. In addition there are also some very good alternative news channels including Russia Today, and some other Middle Eastern...

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Never Give Up, Never Give In!

Never Give Up, Never Give In!

If you have never read anyone of these 1,108 blogs then you will not be aware that over the last year I have been battling with cancer. I was diagnosed last September with level 4A bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the s third biggest killer after prostate and breast...

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The Joy Of Camping….

The Joy Of Camping….

The last time that I went camping was in 1977 when I was a fresh faced youth of 17 years of age. I went on a trip of both present and former Saint Philipians, or students of Saint Philips Grammar school. It was an extraordinary experience and I’m not exactly sure that...

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CILT Excellence Awards 2019

CILT Excellence Awards 2019

Well my dear chums I have dusted off my top hat, and have finished polishing my tails, figuratively speaking for those actually old enough to remember Fred Astaire. The reality is that I will be greatly looking forward to a great night at the rather plush Lancaster...

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