I’ve had an eventful morning already - I took Jimbo to school and went for a diverted route to buy coffee and cake, and I’ve also bought some gig tickets for the first time in over a year (at @grievoustim 's instigation) - Dry Cleaning and Jane Weaver, if you care.
I’ve done a bit of work, and then in about an hour or so I’ll wander into town again to pick up the new Orielles album and get some lunch from somewhere called Bam’s Kitchen . Looks like you make a pretty good sandwich @Bamnan !
I will indeed. The pharmacy 10 mins from my house have extra stock but you have to go at the end of the day and queue and just hope they’ll fit you in…and I’d have to take M and don’t want to do that plus it’d clash with her bedtime and there’s no way a 4 yo will stand around for 1 or 2 hours next to a main road. Doing it through the GP for some reason means I have to go out of my area because I’m vulnerable but not priority bit weird innit. But I love walking so as long as the next trip isn’t a downpour it’ll be cool
I saw a good tweet about the need for more women to be involved in designing sustainable transport routes the other day. Disused railway lines and old industrial areas are too isolated to feel and actually be safe.
Typically by the time it occurred to me it would be of interest to you and other posters, it was swallowed in my time line and I can’t find it again now.
I was watching something the other day about new towns that mentioned, i think, Basildon, and it was talking about how they made all these pedestrian walkways for road safety. But it didn’t occur to them that they’re more isolated and less visible than roads so women especially don’t like using them.
It’s the same here in Bracknell. The road network isn’t designed to be used for walking so you’re pushed onto pedestrian routes with a lot of underpasses and secluded paths that women obviously don’t like using. At one of my old jobs the car park kept getting full before the late shift started, so they got this overflow car park, which was “accessible via a well lit underpass”, to which my response was “great, at least we’ll all be able to give a good description of our attacker”