A Bit Of A Surprise
Monday 4 December 2023
We are well used to the multiplicity of manipulations in the big bad world of bus business. Recently we have seen the dramatic expansion of McGills and, on a smaller scale, the purchase of Ensign by First Bus and, perhaps a bit weirder, the take-over of Dartline by GoAhead.
Is the breaking news from Baslow the beginning of a rare small compan expansion into the big time?
News broke yesterday that Hulleys ...
Once the home of London's green "Country" buses ...
So, as they say at the climax of all the best "soaps", "what's going in?
The owner of GoCoach has sent a letter to his staff explaining the reasons for the sale and its consequences. Click on the extract below for an enlargement.Engineering Director of both companies.
Hmmm. There is a phrase for that!
Seems a long way to drive to service a bus!
Incidentally, Go Coach occupies this depot ...
Was there ever a real Adam and Eve? Many Christians are happy to take the story literally whilst Bible "knockers" are quick to should the word "mythical". Actually, the word "myth" is not a euphemism for "untrue"; it merely states that an event cannot be placed firmly in history. In that sense Adam and Eve are mythical - there was no one there to take pictures!
But genetically there was a first woman (called Mitochondrial Eve). Every human being (homo sapiens) is descended from her. Likewise we are all descended from a"first male", although no one has yet proved that first genetic man lived at the same time as first genetic woman.
One thing is absolutely certain; Adam and Eve did not look like this:-
What mattered to them was that
EXPELLED FROM GOD'S
That simple, yet profound statement seems to apply almost universally to Mankind today. Every single one of us finds it easier to turn from God's Way rather than stick resolutely to Obedience.
Certainly that is the pattern of the Old Testament of the Bible. And it starts with an anguished failure for Adam and Eve.
But there is always a message of hope!
Next E ABC blog : Tuesday 5th December