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08/13/07

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Monday... and I'm kinda burnt...

Usually, I'm good to go on Mondays... at least, posting wise... but it's been a busy weekend and I'm more than a little burnt-out... so, instead of making a lame excuse and not posting something... I'm gonna post...

London Bus Stops Through Time!

(Exciting stuff, eh? Yeah, I can see the look of anticipation in your eyes now...)

Original London General Stop

Above is an original early twentieth-century sign... the first one London General (which would go on to become London Transport) used... Note the detail on the metal work... it's actually quite jaunty!

1921 General Sign

In 1921, if you were waiting for Sue's favourite route, the "Number Nine", this would have been the sign for you. Less ornate, but rather austere and firmly functional!

1934 LT Stop

Pre-war, in 1934, we see the London Transport finally on the signs. Similar to the 1921 style, it has the same "rugged" design with just a touch of class.

1939 LT Bus stop

1939 see wood instead of iron poles and a very austere "Bus Stop" sign. Basic and functional.

1952 LT Bus Stop

More routes, more buses, more information... in 1952, this would be your stop sign. A little more styled as well as post-war materials are a little easier to come by.

1988 LT Bus Sign

A little more information, a little less style. Functional and respectable, the 1988 bus stop does only what needs to be done.

Can you believe I posted six old bus-stop signs??? Part of me doesn't believe you looked through 'em...

...but...

The early twentieth-century signs are actually fun and ARE reminiscent of a more "artistic" age... where style met functionality... and yeah, they are kinda cool.

None-the-less, this is a cop-out post, admittedly... hopefully, tomorrow, I'll have my blogging chops back!

I think I did alright yesterday with my "Sunday Blessing" and "Blog Talkers"... but today, I'm feeling a little bit of the Monday blahs and the busy-weekend burn-outs...

Next time I'm burnt out, I might do London Bus Shelters Through Time!

Photos are thanks to London Transport Museum


Ah, t'heck with it...

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The standard last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

This blog is here to help promote a dream that an entire family shares... that dream is to rescue an old London Double-Decker bus.

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This bus is VERY special to myself and the whole family, and any help any person can lend us would be most gratefully accepted.

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Better Health Naturally

Yes, I've been feeling rather burnt out lately. It is a combination of things that are contributing to it, and I know this will soon pass. However, I would be lying if I did not say that since turning forty I have become increasingly more interested in the topic of natural health.

There are many natural health products on the market to choose from, and since I believe wholeheartedly in the saying "Knowledge Is Power" I have been reading through, and checking out this natural health supplements website, as it not only sells these products, but provides links to a database of articles on this very subject. If you are interested in the topic of natural health, and want to learn more just click on one of the links I've added into this entry.

I am one of those that believes in that other old saying, "An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure." Keeping one's body healthy through vitamins, and minerals is something I believe we should all be interested in.

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One Old Green Bus

This blog was started in April of 2006... its original itent was really twofold. One was to be a "sounding board" for it's author... and the other... well...

At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

Regardless, this blog WILL continue... and we will still "go for" a bus of our own... but this blog will ALWAYS be dedicated to our own One Old Green Bus.

Want to know more about Regent Low Height buses? Click here!

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