As I hadn't done it for a while, I decided to spend the day riding buses. I went on my old route of Nottingham-->Mansfield-->Derby-->Nottingham-->Derby-->Nottingham and afterwards rode to my old village and back. After the recent class test and assignment, I thought a break like this would do me some good and it did.
Also, I wanted to try out a bus upgrade. The Nines route from Mansfield to Derby has had its fleet replaced with new buses. They have a larger capacity and also support USB charging and contain access to the Internet. The old Nines buses were small and contained none of those advanced features. An already-highly enjoyable route is now even more fun than it used to be!