No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Today I Applied For My Bus Pass.

18th, February 2013.
Kings Bromley Marina.

Yes, I am fast approaching the time of life when I'm allowed to get in peoples way on the bus for free.

Like most things it's not as simple as it sounds, qualifying for a bus pass is a bit like the donkey trying to reach the carrot on the end of the stick, just when you think your there they move the goal posts, but I'm almost there now and will get my pass on the 6th March.

Being registered in Birmingham I also qualify for free travel on trains in the Centro Area which covers quite a large area in and around Birmingham.


We had a comment from Halfie on a previous blog about how to sharpen a chainsaw, well you need a tool like this.

It's a round file of a diameter to match the saw tooth which clips into a guide, the file protrudes below the guide far enough to engage in the tooth and on top of the guide there are angle lines scribed to help you keep the file at the correct angle.
It takes me about 15 minutes to sharpen all the teeth on our Stihl, but eventually you have to replace the chain, the last one I bought cost £8.09 + vat so it's not to bad.

1 comment:

Jim said...

It's the people who still have to pay in cash that hold the bus up, not us old fogies!

Don't forget, you get on the bus at the front these days - and there's no conductor!

Envious of that free train travel though.