posted by Henry1 .
A last question to you.
The trip by bus (not "on the bus") will last six hours.
I'm watching TV (not the television/the TV)
I'm eating home-baked blueberry cake (not a home-baked blueberry tart?)
1. Either wording will work fine.
2. You can spell it out or use the abbreviation; usually this is phrased without "the."
3. Either phrasing works. I think, though, that there's a difference between a cake and a tart (which is usually more like a pie).