Friday, 1 June 2018

On repeat

After last Tuesday's successful trip to Glasgow, I got another chance yesterday. This time with a coach that was a bit smaller. Not necessarily less wide, but definitely shorter. And this time I also managed to be on time everywhere. Not that that was hard to do: it was so early in the day, most people were still asleep I think. My own alarm clock had gone off at 3.45 am!!

Anyway, I made my way to Glasgow and I felt I did okay. I arrived at the bus station and once the passengers had gotten off, the new lot came on. Including the same colleague who had traveled back with me on Tuesday. He showed me another way to get out of Glasgow and another way to get into Belfast as well. Always handy. 

After we had gotten back to base, he told me he felt I was more secure this time around. I will still need a lot of practice, but I am doing fine so far and getting more comfortable for every trip I do. I just know I will need to remember to take a book or (when it's possible again) some knitting for that ferry ride. Two and a half hours one way is quite long to just stare at the sea. 

Today it's back to the mini bus and a completely different trip. I have gotten the details and have looked through them. It doesn't sound too difficult. Famous last words of course, but so far, I have managed everything they have thrown at me and I do have a sat nav with me as well (gps system). I will pick up passengers at two different places before driving them to a large venue in Belfast. 

I will then be waiting until they come back from whoever/whatever they will watch and drive them back home. I hope to be back home and ready for bed at around 2 in the morning! Tomorrow I will have another job (not sure what it is yet) and then on Sunday my sister and I made plans. Hopefully the weather will be okay then, since they are forecasting worse weather from today onward.


  1. Hari OM
    Each trip will of course boost confidence as the old skills return, Mara. Was it Buchanan Street you had to come to? That's quite some round trip!!! There couldbe a few meeses getting kunitted... &*> YAM xx

  2. Definitely not a nine to five job then! Seems to get better each day.

  3. I'm glad that everything is working out for you. Have a nice weekend.

  4. Sounds like everything is progressing well!

    Keep Calm and Stay between the lines!

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. So great to hear you are getting more comfortable every trip!

  6. Practice makes perfect! Less stress is always a good thing.

  7. You are taking to it like a duck to water.

  8. Crikey Mara ...... those are VERY LONG hours!! You seem to be handling everything very well. Good for you!!


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