Bus pass beckons

I find myself alarmingly close to getting a free buss pass – I am 59 today. My father once told me the first thing I heard was him telling off my Mum for breaking the two minute silence, I was born at 11 am. I had a Zoom from 10.30 to 11.15am and forgot to shut up at 11 – ground hog day.

It’s hard to have a memorable day when you’re locked down in a tiny flat, but  I started with a plan.

I thought I’d try a little jog before breakfast to save myself a bus fare. I got as far as Tower Bridge and then this happened.


This is as close as I come to doing a Tom Cruise 40 foot base-jump.

Thanks to Beeston for showing me a way forward

I got home , had my breakfast and my partner had made a real effort (thanks Stella).

By lunch, Mike Harrison on twitter was showing me up.

So I thought I’d jog the other way up to Westminster bridge , ensuring I didn’t pay that ruddy bus fare.

I forgot to turn left and jogged on to Tate Britain where find they’d put the Christmas lights on early

Things got weirder

I went home and locked down. Tonight I’m having halibut for my tea.

The family had a group Zoom , it went on a long time.

Stella bought me a Fitbit. Clearly my weight-loss has not gone as well as I thought,

Thank you.

Thanks to everyone who has wished me happy birthday.

I hope this blog-let has cheered you up if you are down and made you laugh if you’re feeling ok.


About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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3 Responses to Bus pass beckons

  1. Fiona says:

    Happy birthday and thanks for taking time on your special day to send such a cheery message

  2. Martin T says:

    Happy belated birthday Henry. You did make me smile. I too have been doing more exercise during lockdown, partly as my wife has decided to use the time to hone her baking skills!

  3. Robert says:

    Happy birthday for yesterday Henry.

    Your blog did make me laugh…….good to see that you didn’t try the same stunt as the guy in the red & white shorts! 😊

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