Tomorrow I have my Called To Serve day at Frodsham where I will pick up the paperwork to complete for the lay ministry with C of E, you can tell it's a day when they need something from you as they provide lunch! A very productive day but I didn't get anything transport orientated done until later, I've decided that my next Bus Spot Ultra will be on Malta the first of this new series to wander away from mainland Britain, indeed the first outside England. I've done about 10 visits there myself plus some early bits of film I've unearthed with buses in the route bus colour schemes then my own collection with 1960's via Robin Hannay and then Roger de Boer's trips in the 1970s overland then ferry via Italy. I've also got film from John Bishop and Tim Bubb so a two hour journey through the islands of Malta should be no problem at all. I've listed the source tapes I need to consult, if I can get that done over the weekend I'll be pleased. I've been looking ahead at next week's weather in the UK, Liverpool looks fine for buses on Tuesday, rain most places Monday but Stoke or Tamworth if I could. Then we are on Anglesey Wed/Thurs and will pick up on North Wales coast buses if it isn't too wet or too sunny. Friday also looks an unknown quantity.
Looking ahead to Malaysia and Singapore it looks at this early stage that any showers will be teatime onwards otherwise partly sunny about 29-32 degrees which will be a pleasant and welcome change, I hope to get a split between buses and lorries and a first for trucks in Indonesia from which we get quite a lot of Youtube viewers. Our channel views and revenue too a knock on Wednesday the last day we have stats for, a return to the epic figures of December would be appreciated at soonest possible but we did manage to clear payments for flights up to my Ukraine trip at the end of June and I've paid most of my Russian trip in May plus Mandy's Sri Lanka trip when I get back just before my birthday in March. Lets hope that we can get stuck back into the lorries soon when the weather improves until then we should at least have the Asian material. The tweet of the day is the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker which we get most days in our garden and the slide show you may well have guessed is on Malta. You'll note I got the Bus Spot Ultra Ipswich cover finished and loaded on our shop.