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South West Trains and Engineering work.

Football supporter Peter Olding has been inconvenienced when travelling to home games because of months of Network Rail engineering works, causing him to catch the replacement bus service to see his beloved AFC Bournemouth play. South West Trains posted a tweet recently

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Bus Characters and Conversations

When Rough Cat forgot her headphones last week, what she expected to be a horrid commute on the number 44 bus actually turned into a joyous opportunity for eavesdropping and a look at life. Bus Characters and Conversations by Rough

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Working away from home – what’s in your bag? Part 7

Mark Braggins reveals what he keeps in his bag, including the practical items to deal with British weather when travelling via public transport. Working away from home – what’s in your bag? Part 7 by Mark Braggins as guest writer on the fabulous @judyheminsley‘s

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Remembering, renewal & revitalising

Thank you very much to Kate Bentham for offering to take over at the last minute last weekend to do the Week 44 posts and summary when I was without a computer earlier than I thought I would be (I’ve

Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, blogging, communicating, cycling, driving, family, food, health, health services, journalism, leadership, local government, music, photography, public relations, public transport, social media, trains, travel, travel and exploration, walking, working practices


Naomi writes about why her family ditched their car – and how they manage without one now, mainly by walking or using trains and buses. Wheels by Naomi on The Minimal List.

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Posted in driving, family, public transport, trains, travel and exploration, walking

Our Olympics

Peter McClymont discusses five aspects of the Olympics, and reflects on his personal journey from cynic to evangelist. Our Olympics by Peter McClymont

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South West Trains and a blocked line

Peter Olding explores the performance of train companies and what matters to a commuter – punctuality or fares? He also raises an interesting point about the lack of emergency planning and the impact this can have on a commuter. South

Posted in customer service, emergency planning, public transport

Northern (High) Lights Pt1

Mark Braggins was one of the adventurers who set forth for Orkney to attend the first IslandGovCamp (an unconference with added puffins). This first part describes his journey up there and the tour-by-public-transport day. Northern (High) Lights Pt1 by  Mark Braggins.

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Posted in local government, national government, natural environment, public transport, social media, travel and exploration, unconferences, walking, working practices

Dancing, dragons, danger – and just doing it

Although there are fewer posts to read this week (15 rather than last week’s 22), they are all, as ever, well worth reading. The (always optional) theme for Week 11 was women because the Weekly Blog Club week happened to

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Loss, love and bison

Week 6 of Weekly Blog Club had a remarkable 15 contributions this week. This was remarkable because one regular was too ill to write one, many of the other regulars were dashing around the country attending unconferences and other events,

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