Mandy has been lining up jobs for Sunday, cleaning cars, topping up bird feeders, clipping the back hedges just to start with, the alarm clock is firmly off for Sunday as we've been up at work time or a little earlier today and started off with the crawl along the M1 which we hadn't realised was so bad. We did good time though and were in Luton ready to start filming by 10am. At first I couldn't figure out what had happened to Green line buses and after a while filming at the old stops followed the buses along round the back of the shopping precincts and found the busway crossing and then to the right by the railway the new bus station, inevitably there were a couple of fellow enthusiasts to share notes with, one hadn't realised that there was another location having arrived by train, there isn't really one spot where you get everything but a combination of the old town stops and the busway bus station pretty well clears up the majority and includes a new service from Metroline.
The was plenty of activity and before midday we were on our way to Milton Keynes and started off with lunch at Marks & Spencer's where thankfully there was no queue involved. The sun was less prominent now as clouds were gathering but for buses Milton Keynes provides virtually non stop action and especially for the south of England lets you enjoy a variety of operators of all sizes and even adds route brandings and odds and sods to the mix which makes it a great stop over. The drivers throughout were really friendly and just one miserable lady driver from Arriva who put her hand over her face as she drove past , blind faith will get the passengers through, actually I would have thought it was dangerous driving at least and warranted a fine , endorsement and disciplinary action from Arriva - when the day comes and a bus crashes through this silly reaction something will no doubt happen, knowing our luck they'll ban bus enthusiasts!