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Bus Enthusiast Clubs – Are They Still Relevant?

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Earlier this week Ian and I attended a talk given by Martjin Gilbert the new MD of Go North East about future plans for the company hosted by the Northern Group Enthusiasts Club. I was also asked by a viewer over on YouTube if I could point him in the direction of local meet-ups as his […]

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It’s a conspiracy because I’m sick

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Remember me talking about freezing on corners in recent blog posts and on the vlogs on the YouTube channel? Well, they’ve caught up with me and I’ve come down with the lurgy. I shall spare you all the graphic details and I certainly won’t subject you to any photos of me looking like death warmed […]

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Bus Spotting Visit to Manchester

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We normally try to visit Manchester for a bit of spotting at least once a year, but this time instead of going on our own it was a trip with the Northern Group Enthusiasts Club to the Manchester Museum of Transport December Open Day. Ian has been a member of the club for years and […]

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A Sparkly New Online Shop

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Visit the New Online Shop What do you buy the Bus, Train, Tram Spotter in your life for a gift? It’s a question that I’ve been wondering about recently. It can be fairly easy to find something at a rally where there are wonderful stalls with books, magazine, photos and various other memorabilia, but let’s […]

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Frustrations and Resolutions

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This blog frustrates the living daylights out of me. I started it with the intention of using it to ‘write’ about our adventures bus spotting, (then later tram and train spotting), but it’s not quite worked out how I planned. Take this summer for instance. We had several trips which I would have loved to […]

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Cold, Dark, Short Days looking for Buses

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Vlog #5 Buses in Newcastle upon Tyne

When the days grow shorter, the sun doesn’t rise very high causing really long shadows, and it’s cold and damp, getting decent footage becomes a lot harder.  Shadows and losing the light was a definite issue on our recent visit to Newcastle upon Tyne. The videos, including a vlog, are now all up on YouTube […]