I took the van to work today so that I could visit the garage and get the trolley tyres inflated, the air machine now costs 50p a shot, I'm sure it was 20p last time I visited but at least fuel is falling in price, I filled it up while I was there ready for the run over to Lincoln which will mean an early start next Sunday. I hope that the selfish so and so's who made life a misery for other traders are taking a break as they really left a sour taste last year. I'm not sure how the weather is going to pan out but if it remains as mild as it is now we'll be a little less frozen than usual. It's gone off the boil in Malta but should pick up again a bit before I go a week Friday, four days to capture the government bus fleet perhaps over the Saturday and Sunday then Monday and Tuesday to do the trucks with perhaps even a trip over to Gozo, I assume it will be school term and there will be lots of student services.
I followed through on the family history topic raised yesterday and found an email address for someone looking at the wider O'Sullivan family in relation to the events of 1922, it will be interesting to see what comes of it. I'm still doing battle with Hattons over the returned goods which arrived smashed, pricipally the Maidstone & District Royal Tiger, what I saw of it looked good and seems to have provided a link for the decker release discussed above. I had a run over to Birkenhead to drop off PPE for a new apprentice at the college but it was nearly dark mid afternoon, the rain then bucketed down as I headed home. Also did some manual handling training for the youngsters, I can speak as an expert on the results of back injury. Subjects to write about pop up in my mind all day then when I come to type away it all evaporates. I'm just about to start assembling the archive bus DVDs on Herts and Bucks, there may be enough for two volumes. A M&D interlude then tonight!