A work meeting for 11:30 in the morning is called off because someone’s sick (get well soon Ann Marie x). So what to do? Shall I fill in the time before my next appointment at 2 in the afternoon with other work or shall I go for a walk in the early spring sunshine? Easy choice, I put my boots on and set off.
So I walk in that general direction, with detours.
Days and sudden spare time like this don’t occur so often that they can be ignored. Living, as I still do, with the attitude of what would I choose to do if I had a year left to live? For all of 2014 I wrote a series of blog posts about this and it quietly changed my life. Read my main conclusions here if you like.
Now amended to show both coming out of and going into town, bus fans!
Spoiler alert. Early section of post contains hardly any bus photos at all.
Yes, here I am again, getting you to click on a ‘bus’ post and risking enraging you by spending the first part of it doing my usual walking around. Well that’s life and anyway, it’s my blog.
So the day does begin by getting on a bus. The 86 in fact.
The early morning deluge has just stopped, the sun is breaking through and it’s good to be out walking down towards the river. On an ordinary day, taking pictures of ordinary things. Which are not of course ordinary at all.
You’ll remember sampler albums of course, especially if you’re of a certain age. Budget priced LPs which gathered together the best of a label’s acts, one track apiece. Well this post is like all of them ‘You can all join in’ and ‘Rock machine turns you on’ sort of albums. Except it’s a sampler of bus journeys.
I said a week ago I intend to use my new bus pass for a series of blog posts about journeys around Greater Liverpool. In imitation of, and in homage to ‘The End’ magazine which did the same thing, using the same title, about Liverpool in the early 1980s. So today I decide to get it all started with a few sample journeys to give us all a taste of the delights to come. And also to sharpen my taking photographs from moving buses skills.