Yes, I was going to leave you a message about that. That is sad, Caroline and Victor are both in their high 80's. I wonder if Caroline is not well, cause she hasn't been on for awhile. and Victor's age, I think 89, is really showing the last year or so. Guess we don't have to worry about the Phoenix coming back, anyway, it won't be Stepheno. 5 hours ago
Sorry - should have been clear in my blog.........the "shopping" I was referring to was the *grocery* type - had a pretty long list that I had to wait for some time to get to handle - and I finally *did so*!
As to - sigh - "holiday" stuff, I'm actually OK.........I have an *extremely* short list, with perhaps one or two charity or "fun" items to get..........have ideas at the ready for the vast majority of them, too - and there's no need to hit those nasty malls for any of them, either.......I guess you can say I've been "blessed" in that regard!
I am getting back to you about the buses. I don't live in London - or a city - so our buses are not (except in rush hour - when I don't usually travel) very busy. I rarely have to stand. The bus company here is run by FirstBus and there are a variety of different bus models - some single-decker, some double-decker, some small ones too, some larger ones.
My goodness, I just checked their website, and got into the Modern Slavery statement - I had no idea they operated buses across the world - including USA, Canada! Well, you learn something new every day! Jeez - no wonder our local independent operators folded - only these big multi-nationals can afford to operate the lower-income routes and lose the loss! 24 days ago