Places you find oddly calming


#1

Disregarding your spas and yoga retreats, what places do you find oddly calming? For me, it’s bookies in a basement. The street-level ones are always a bit frantic, but ones downstairs seem very secluded and quite peaceful. Also, I quite like downstairs (there’s a theme emerging) of Robert Dyas. Can happily spend a lunchtime looking at kitchen appliances and go back to work in an infinitely better mood. I especially like those 10 minute long infomercials with the boundlessly upbeat commentary.


#2

rooftops, but I don’t think that counts as ‘oddly’.


#3


#4

Graveyards


#5

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#6

basically hide in my gym room to feel a sense of peace, despite it being there for workouts. get really zen calm working out at home but HATE public gyms conversely (or at least become immensely stressed by them)


#7


#8

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#9

Lidl


#10

Is that @saps


#11

get away from my windows


#12

Really? I always find jostling for the limited amount of tills quite stressful, plus the rush to bag everything in 10 seconds


#13

A central London pub between 3-4pm. After the lunch time and before the after work crowd. So calming to be somewhere that’s usually crowded and full of tossers.


#14

Workplaces when everyone else has gone home


#15

This is more one for @thewarn but you know how I think that @Antpocalypsenow looks like Glenn… well @xylop looks like Eph (with some more knowledge of what x ylo looks like). Just working our way through the last series… please end!


#16

ho iz eph?


#17

He’s a Dr who is a recovering alcoholic and the bane of the strigoi.


#18

Any place where there’s something you’re supposed to pay attention to which isn’t holding your attention at all. It’s where I get my best thinking done. Like meetings at work, most gigs, some films, conversations with most people, that sort of thing.


#19

The petfood aisles of supermarkets are normally quite quiet.


#20

Yep - i can see that.

Just noticed final season is finally on now. Cant wait to see how terrible it is! Still so angry the kid had a tantrum and effectively nuked new york.