Stuck in an unfulfilling job that uses about 5% of my brain. Enjoy your garden.
How come you're only just getting round to the "long needed gardening"? Are you a fair-weather type? I've been breaking my back for weeks now, in all weathers, so I don't have to waste time doing it when the weather is nice.
That said, there's no place I'd rather be right now. I've tried to lobby for working in the park outside, but I didn't get much traction. I'm on Clerkenwell Green - there are people laughing outside the pub, its bloody torture. It'll bee like this for months now.
The thought of your perspiration doesn’t alleviate my existential dread, but thanks for the thought.
Ha - home time, finally. Off to Gordon's, happy days.
One precious day off after lots of hard work - making a Sylvanian family wedding display amongst other ridiculous things. The Parkland Walk was glorious today.
Do you work in the Sylvanian Families shop? I love that shop.
You don't need to buy anything. They're always far too busy sorting out mail order to care.
Sadly not, I love it too, that level of bonkersness should be celebrated. I just make random props for shop windows.
Been on a lovely bike ride up the Lee Valley. Love the fact that the 'countryside' is only 15 mins cycle from Stroud Green.
Tried and failed to find a seat in the packed Fullback treehouse, to catch a few late rays. Too many people!
Wait till 425 students move in across the road!
Gordons was packed too.
I love it when the Robins keep me company in the garden. I wish I were there again rather than stuck here, not doing a great job of pretending to work.
@dj - You can't really get lost as you just follow the towpaths and it's quite well signposted. You can go north up to the reservoirs and Waltham Abbey and beyond to the nature reserves at Nazeing and all the way up to Ware or Bishop's Stortford without touching a road, there are pubs along the way and you can get the train back to seven sisters with your bike if you are too tired to cycle. I cycle over to Stokey and go down through Springfield park and join the canal there. You can also go south and join the Regent's canal and come back along to Islington.
@ dj - If you do end up in Ware, there's a lovely pub by the canal on the right hand side as you ride into town, nice canalside terrace with seating, it's really close to the station if you can't be bothered to ride back you can get the train to Seven Sisters.
Waltham Abbey makes a nice lunch stop on the way to Ware, there are loads of pubs in the main pedestrianised highstreet.
Be careful you don't get lost at Nazeing marina as there are a few different ways you can go. It's completely flat all the way, and apart from the bit in Edmonton where you have to go past the industrial estate you really feel like you're out in the countryside. Hope you have a lovely time!
Just found this: Lea Valley Walk
Split into nice easy sections, each of which is petty much between a pair of rail/tube/DLR stations. (Waltham Cross to Ponder's End, Ponder's End to Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale to Clapton, Clapton to Bromley-by-Bow, Bromley-by-Bow to East India and East India to Island Gardens).
Also section 12 of the Capital Ring Walk from Highgate tube to Stoke Newington station takes in our very own Parkland Walk. I've been meaning to try that one but want to wait until the work on the New River footpath is finished so I can do the whole route.
(Click on leaflets to see the route maps.)
http://www.walklondon.org.uk/ more info here.
How about some of us get together for a walk one weekend?
Will there be pubs? :-)
(It's a pity the Walk London leaflets don't mark pubs along/near the walks)
I prefer the Lee Valley for cycling rather than walking, but I know a good pub walk over Highgate/Hampstead way.
Muss Annie I saw the sylvanian family display at hamleys - was that your work? On regent street (think it was hamleys)? Crazy, I couldn't believe my eyes!
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