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Having a spot of electronic bother

It seems that most things electronic have taken a disliking to me this week. Both mobile phone and hifi, amongst other things, have suffered an untimely death. Normal blogging service will hopefully resume at the weekend, once I have finished dealing with the repairs.

Liquid engagements

komadori will be busy at a few social engagements for the next few days. As a consequence, blogging will be light to non-existent for the remainder of the week.

Virgin snails

On the same day as a piece of paper arrived with my monthly internet & ’phone bill, telling me how wonderful Virgin Media’s broadband is, my connection has slowed to snail-like. Timing to match the quality of service!

Murmur on the TransWilts Express

The TransWilts Express (Stagecoach appear not to do hyphens) is to get some new buses. Being an ‘express’, they’ll be luxury coaches then? Err… no. Double-decker buses actually. Route 49 may start off at a fair gallop from Swindon across the Marlborough Downs to Avebury (where Eric is no longer behind the shop counter to disorient tourists with his american accent), but then slows to a canter to take a detour to the well known citadel of Bishops Cannings before heading into Devizes. Then a trot through Seend Cleeve and Hilperton before reaching Trowbridge, a mere one hour and twenty three minutes and thirty miles after leaving Swindon. A stunning twenty miles per hour! More Trans-Wilts Trundle than TransWilts Express.

Still, with 147,780 passengers per year, there’ll be plenty of conversations you can listen in on to keep yourself entertained.