Perhaps he should PHONE Traveline. Does he know no fear? It costs money, and if fbb, with all his consummate skill in time tabulation is struggling, how will the highly trained staff of Traveline fare? Oh, go on, be brave (and be apologetic - they might think it's a joke).
Eventually, fbb was offered a a journey from Temple Meads (which definitely isn't central Bristol, shouldn't Traveline have at least known that?) with change onto a service 754 and a 36 minute (sic!) walk from Ubley.
The plot thickens. Transport Defunct's on-line map shows a bus stop at "Nempnett Thrubwell, Breach Hill Farm", maybe only 10 minutes from the Church.
O.K. Confession time. fbb didn't REALLY want to get to Nempnett Thrubwell by bus. He has already been, by car, and, apart from the splendid St Mary's Church, there's not a lot to see. A few cows, perhaps. But, "and aye there's the rub" [Hamlet's "to be, or not to be" soliloquy from Bill the Bard of Avon], with all the latest expensive technology, no-one could give the simple answer, "there are NO buses to Nempnett Thrubwell and it's over half an hour's walk from the nearest bus stop. Try a taxi."
A real man in a real enquiry office would have known that.
Unless, of course, the ghost bus to Breach Hill Farm runs silently through the gloom at the stroke of midnight. [sounds of "Scooby Doo" type wailing and cackling; "we'd have got there by bus if it hadn't been for those pesky kids!"]
next blog : due on Thursday April 28th