One interesting anomaly remains to taunt the potential user. In recent times Velvet has not run a Sunday service between Eastleigh and Hedge End; this privilege having gone to First on a Hampshire tender.
There isn't much chance of Bluestar leaving him alone unless there is an unofficial (and illegal) "done deal" lurking in the depths of an Eastleigh pub's dark corners. Time will tell!
Fat Bus Bloke's Bible Blog looks back at Halloween (read here).