Sunday, 12 January 2014

2014 The Year Of The Accidental Bus Driver

Taking a walk down a country lane just after New Year should have been a glorious and outward look to the future and thoughts of what the coming year will bring. But the first Passing Place I passed put paid to that. It was covered in the remains of a thrown-up Pizza Margherita from the early hours probably from a passenger who had just opened the car door, without bothering to get out, to leave their mark on the tarmac.

The next passing place had the remains of a take-away, newly ditched as the contents were still steaming. The third was strewn with cold and congealed chips, where the only question was whether they had been covered in curry sauce, cheese or gravy.

New Year, Same Old.

Well, that is the cynical side of me making the most of observing the seedier side of life. The reality is that 2014 is an exciting year. It could be one of the best years of my life. It is the year that the Accidental Bus Driver lifts his head above the parapet (or steering wheel to be more accurate) and turns into print.

Yes, March is not far away. That is lift-off.

Books 2 and 3 are in the planning - but not about buses, bus drivers, accidentals or anything that stops regularly and has a route number. Though having said that a bus will appear in both books - with ironically different stories attached.

So may 2014 be a prosperous New Year for you all and may all good wishes and resolutions come to fulfillment. Avoid looking too closely into the grass verges of lay-bys and passing places as you just don't know what you might find.