Here's a quietly fun article from Lucy Mangan in today's Guardian about travelling on buses. Because it's infuriating isn't it how posh people go round in cars and indirectly spoil the journey when "an impressive amount of socialisation can be condensed into one ride." I like the way she reminds us that pausing at the bus stop, with the occasional curious conversation or observation, is all part of the journey.
"And while, in the world at large, the common good becomes an ever more unfashionable idea, in bus world everyone knows that the system only works by compromise and cooperation."
Me, I love being at the front on the top deck, better than the view from a plane. Mangan mentions also the Margaret Thatcher comment that anyone over 30 who travelled by bus was a failure. (Could there be a better way of summing up that something was rotten in the state of Thatcherism? Answers, pertinent to the blog theme, in the Comments section please).