Sometimes even I am astonished by my naivety.Â Perhaps misplaced optimism is a better alternative. After last night’s walk I knew there would be no buses up Tollgate Hill (no problem as I don’t want them anyway) but I just sort of presumed the more level roads would be better anyway and that the main […]
Entries Tagged as 'Buses'
January 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on A bit of a trek · Life
February 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Should have seen it coming · Life
It had to happen.Â Go to ruletheweb and you can make your own version of the atheist bus advert.Â Â Hours of innocent fun.Â Well… minutes maybe.Â Â Here is my attempt.
January 7th, 2009 · 13 Comments · Life
Despite sounding like something from the recent prog rock season on BBC Four, I like the idea of the atheist buses.Â Anything to stimulate a bit of free-thinking is OK with me. Having said that, and remembering my years living in London, and hours waiting for the 172, 141 or 36A buses I can think […]
It is often said that in London you are never more than 6 feet away from a rat – a worrying thought if you are on the London Eye.Â In the 90s we also used to say that if you worked in an office you were never more than six feet away from a Learning […]
June 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics
It looks like I was falling short of 100% accuracy in an earlier post, when I was gobsmacked about the apparent wackiness of a local councillor in blaming the state of the roads on buses.Â Now I have seen the e-mails involved it is clear that I was taking two different people’s remarks and ascribing […]
June 10th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Politics
The other day I heard a story that amused me and depressed me in equal measure. Unfortunately it did not surprise me much. It went something like this:
May 22nd, 2008 · 6 Comments · Life, Politics
I can understand the concern about the price of petrol, I can even understand why there is practically hysteria about it. What I can’t understand is why there is not similar outrage about the price of public transport and why there has not been general mass protests about that as well, or even instead.
November 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Politics
According to the Argus “A councillor has won a battle to secure better public transport links between West Sussex and the new Eurostar station in London.” Well done to him… except he hasn’t. We already had perfectly good ones and he has persuaded TfL to provide the option of a worse one for anyone foolish […]
May 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Life
One of the many advantages of living in Crawley is that it is halfway between London and Brighton. The trip from London to Brighton is a popular one for motoring events, so it is not unusual to see, for example, whole fleets of minis or VW Combis going through town if the owners’ group is […]
February 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Bus displays · Technology
Richard Symonds has been having a moan about a suggestion that some new houses might have indicators installed which tell the inhabitants when the next bus is due outside. I can't help thinking that if a certain house in Bewbush had such a gadget back in October 2005 it might have looked something like this… […]