After a sleepless weekend of trepidation it was a relief finally to get to work on Monday morning and to meet this ogre that they all feared.
Originally posted 2006-03-01 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
It was Christmas morning and the phones in the various homes belonging to the Martin family had been in overdrive since breakfast. The women of the family were exchanging views about the impending hassle of cooking the Christmas dinner at their parents’ home – a family tradition.
Originally posted 2005-11-23 17:08:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The next morning my vehicle pressed its way through the sand-encrusted track that was the main street and there I saw Rachel, just as she had said – sitting with her friends. A smile broke across her dark complexion as she stood up and walked in the direction of my on-coming land cruiser.
Originally posted 2006-02-11 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
In their desperation to retain the few bus conductors they had managed to recruit, the East Thanet Bus Company found accommodation for those who required it, with landladies in the immediate vicinity. They, of course, were of the xenophobic, nagging, take-it-or-leave-it type and, difficult as it may be to believe, we found it genuinely preferable to work as long hours as possible, in order to avoid their company. And their soggy dinners.
Originally posted 2006-02-26 14:23:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Perhaps it’s Seasonal Affective Disorder: it might be due to recent sad losses: I might just be growing old; but something, this time of year, brings me back to my favourite Shakespeare sonnets. Just thought you might like to share one or two with me.
Originally posted 2007-01-04 23:28:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
I used that half-hour wisely, diligently studying the contents of my ready-reckoner card. In the end I felt confident that I had memorised a small section of it, and was familiar with the names of most stops – if not their location. I was ready to face the customer.
Originally posted 2006-02-25 21:59:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter