Why is it so particular to bus and coach drivers plus of course security guards. The chap seemed to be English so we can't throw this one at the Polish proto- terrorist groups - just an old fashioned bully boy. The others all made up for it and I had a pretty good time at Appleton Thorn near Stobarts UK land transport HQ as the trucks made their last outings in 2018, lots of tractor units around there and at Lymm. It was generally very quiet, first thing it was heavy cloud but it did lighten a little as the day wore on but after lunch time it all went dead. I moved to Lymm to get the lasts few minutes but even the service approach road was quiet, most of the vehicles were coming from Stobarts direction although a WS came off the M6.
Well despite these events I send my good wishes to one and all including the abusive DVD customer from the Isle of Man, never sent him anything before - hope he never comes near us again. The year as a whole was free from a lot of hassle it was only the SYPTE which blighted it a lot, I've still to get back to Yorkshire police to get them to restart the investigation into the temporary bus station manager who threw his weight around a bit too far from 'home', the PTE sought to support his illegal and unwarranted attack which of course brings to mind all the other times that this wretched organisation has blighted the British transport industry and it supporters and enthusiasts. Another case of why be in this position.
I thought about doing a review of the year but there is so much hatred left in me that it is difficult to talk about all the lovely people we know through the hobby. Abroad it seems so much easier, what a wonderful time I had in Malaysia, Singapore ( mostly) Indonesia, Russia and Ukraine etc.I'm so glad I never listened to those who preached against the Russian trip, wonderful people, welcoming, polite and
helpful. They always say if Hitler had invaded Britain they would be lining up to offer their services these types, yes little Hitlers live on in Britain and now want to pull up the drawbridge on Europe and ruin a generation which on the whole has known peace. If you look to the Balkans, Caucasus and break up of the USSR you see how change can go awfully wrong. Another reason I cannot discuss this year Brexit, shame on those who brought this upon us, Cameroons who thought of it and then ran away, those xenophobes who backed the UKIP lies. Obviously there is work to be done, especially with immigration, but who started the break up of the Middle East, yes wonderful Britain in it's glory days of empire, divide and rule - it all comes home to roost.
One an upbeat note the shots I took today at Appleton Thorn! Clips from the DVD of this are going on Youtube this evening.