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Most of our regular readers will already know we are already engaged for today, catch up tomorrow ( Thursday.
Well the Youtube Google cert and plaque arrived today, lightening speed. Another couple of nails to go in the wall. OUr busy month as we hop off to the opera at RNCM tonight then the film crew coming tomorrow and overnight near Stafford. Then back home and pack for Detling, we'll set up there late Friday afternoon, staying at the usual pub in Detling and hoping I don't get given burnt toast by the manager at breakfast before departure. I've got all the latest DVD releases boxed up for Detling and now I'm going through the list of extra stock for Detling and Brooklands , especially the archive features. I hope to have the London running day ready to launch at Brooklands. I'm back on to Southdown bus editing, the NBC era next.
A breakfast concert at the RNCM this morning as part of the legacy club. We have a performance of Mansfield Park Jonathan Dove's opera, he was at the performance last night. Then I had to be at Holmes Chapel Health Center for 3pm annual health review, need to cut back on sugar yet again and the blood pressure was high so a week of recording that. I've managed to get a couple more boxes of bus photos sorted and got rid of the old plastic bins which hark back to the VHS era. Certainly had our moneys worth out of them. This means that all our boxes DVDs or photos are the same size which helps packing. I've now put two sacks full in the rubbish of old DVDs. We have enough to fill quite a few more lucky dip boxes either bus or truck but they are going to the bin each week and that means they will all be gone in a few months and valuable space released in the outside shed.
The film crew are here Wednesday morning at 10am, we are overnight at the Moat House Hotel then straight back on Thursday morning as we head off to Kent early Friday to set up for Detling, yet to book hotel must do that right now. Meanwhile some more shots from the Romford outing other than the preserved buses.
I'd still pretty tired but I need to get my act together as we are out at a breakfast 'do' at the RNCM in Manchester tomorrow. Mandy has just got off the boat at Holyhead so thats about an hour and a half away. I'm just trying to get the house warmed up. The members day at the NWVRT was superb, what a bumper mix of vehicles, about 70 plus members attended. It obviously took a lot of organising. A really great feel good factor to the Trust at Kirkby. Haven't got that much tiime to spare but here are some shots from the various buses ridden and displayed.
A very quick slide show from the London Bus Museum running day at Romford, all the trains , parking etc went very well, on return leg got stuck with signal failures in Docklands somewhere nearly two hours on a bus to get into London, good job I'd left loads of time, anyway home safe, feet are killing me. Ready for bed as we shed an hour tonight.
Greeting friends worldwide, well I have a super busy day most of which I won't bore you with but I've Now edited the 4 latest DVDs with DVD covers also ready. I'll put clips on Youtube then I need to have one last check around and make sure I have everything I need especially the brolly. I'll bring you more shots of Scotland and buses over coming days. Back late Saturday night ready for the members only day at Kirkby.
BOOKED FOR LONDON TRIP FRIDAY SATURDAY
A busy morning ahead of me after being away two day, also need to get Buses mag advert done, I've updated the list to include the Scottish trip which I'm now editing. Some of the still are on my video camera so I'll need to get those downloaded but for today start on a high with shots at Aberdeen yesterday. The Youtube award is now on its way, marks 100,000 subscribers to my channel, thanks for all your support. Lots of archives lined up including several more films on London - just need extra hours in the day and then there will be a new one on Merseyside looking back at some of the other transport including the ferries and the commuter railways circling Liverpool. On Friday I'll be at Victoria coach station plus buses at Victoria railway station then on to Romford, overnight there and looking forward to one of my first London heritage running days in decades. Back home Saturday night ready for the members day at the NWVRT at Kirkby.
SAFELY BACK FROM ABERDEEN IN 6 HOURS
I'll give some more details tomorrow, we have a pile of DVD orders to get shifted tomorrow morning. All has gone well in my absence, thankfully we have great neighbours. I managed to get these new releases on the PMP shop on Sunday night but didn't have time to put them on the blog. The trip was wet on Monday and sunny today ( Tuesday) areas covered were Falkirk and Stirling Monday and Dundee and Aberdeen today. It was a challenge working in the rain yesterday, gave up trying to get stills at Stirling so took them with the video which can do that at the same time as filming. Bathgate was hopeless, hardly any buses even at rush hours, just wasted valuable time. Hardly two buses the same at Falkirk, lots of ex Dundee Mc Gills even in N express livery. I'll bring your pictures over the forthcoming days, don't forget its members day next Sunday at NWVRT at Kirkby, look forward to catching up and seeing the results of the hard graft that we see each day on the Facebook pages, my great admiration gets even higher, they just flip engines in and out and gear boxes etc, all I do is change a memory chip ( camera not brain that is, actually not even sure about the brain).
Yes at last I am on my way to Scotland, most things done ready, batteries charged and route mapped out. After church I got back and finished the two West Midland films, clips on Youtube and added to our shop before I leave. I just have to make three DVD covers. Did a bit of garden tidying and got all the bird feeders filled up. Lots of DVDs in the pipeline just the time to complete them that I am lacking. Anyway as I'm on my way to Scotland it solves the problem about what slide show to have so here are previous trips shots.
I've yet to edit the trip to Dudley and West Bromwich yesterday but I have now got over three hours of vintage London material to go at for the coming London archives which will be on sale at Detling and Brooklands in April plus of course on the PMP shop. I've managed to get a few jobs done, had a good sleep and eventually emerged just before 8am and after breakfast headed off to get some fuel ready for the Scotland run. I hope top start in Bathgate then Livingstone and over to Falkirk, next on my wish list is Stirling where I may stay over and head up early to Aberdeen and if I can fit anything else in I will, Dundee would be good and heading in the right direction home. we'll leave the likes of Edinburgh and Glasgow to one of our day trips with Mandy.
I've also got to grips with a close match on Ancestry which for once ties DNA in with the info we have already have and with the contact's records so another second cousin proven. It seems that I am now volunteered to help with the coronation party in the village putting the stage together on the Friday with the party on Saturday. Monday is due to be a running day at Boyle st, of buses which would have been around for the late Queen's coronation. I've had a tidy in the garden, sept the drive with Mandys car not there as she is in Ireland. The garden birds are going crazy after the feeds and I've ordered more sunflower hearts. The Siskins and Goldfinch et al are making it look like an aviary.
Back to work on archives in a minute but I'll pop on shots from West Bromwich which of course has my first 23 reg spot of the year.
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