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I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

Post 1

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Walk this way...


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

Post 2

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Oh, boy! A paycheck that needs depositing! Another excuse to go for a walk!


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

Post 3

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

But, I'll look 'funny', if I walk that* way smiley - winkeyesmiley - zen Walked down over the river to the tobaconist today, though I didn't buy anything there.... thence to the corner near the pub, where the fish van is on Wednesday smiley - fishsmiley - fishsmiley - schooloffish then walked down by the river itself smiley - zen heading back into town, via Polish supermarket... then into the very aweful shopping arcade smiley - yuk which does have a decent cafe smiley - coffee and then walked home smiley - magic Sadly no walking out anywhere tomorrow, porbably.... in all day making bread instead smiley - zensmiley - chef


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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A few little walks today, including one with a camera past a dogwood(?) tree and two to a shoe store. smiley - diva


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Oh no! a shoe store! I've told William he's on strict instructions not to let me buy anymore shoes smiley - laugh I've two perfectly decent, new pairs of black leather boots, for wearing day to day (once laced, one zip), and I've two other more functional pairs of boots (hiking style ones or work style really), so I don't need any others smiley - zen mind... I still want those leather ballet boots I saw... so utterly impracticle.... I'd be in A&E without a doubt the first time I wore them out and about, having my ankle put in plaster smiley - laughsmiley - diva
I do, still have the hiking boots, I paid a fortune for when I was 16 or 15 years old.... theyr'e still in excellent condition, just a pity I don't get to do any proper* hiking anymore.. smiley - wah Walkies out tomorrow, by the river I think, if the sun reappears smiley - zen


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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Yes, smiley - laughlsmiley - biggrin a shoe store! And a pair of cute little strappy purple sandals smiley - diva. I'm not so sure what I have in the way of proper shoes, probably next to none anymore.

I wonder how long it will take me to walk from work to the bowling alley?


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I even have a proper* pair of black shoes... all shiney and everything!; job interviews, weddings etc... They've had so little use from when I bought them, they are still shop shiney! smiley - laughsmiley - blush


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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Oh what a good idea, black goes with everything, sort of like purple, but much more stern.


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

Post 9

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

As long as my feet don't grow, those smart black dress shoes, oughta last me forever! smiley - laugh Ordinary day wear boots, like the zip ones don't last overly long though; but they're relatively cheap; not even possible I'd have thought to get em resoled, and so by the time the soles wear out, the uppers have probably got scuffed, and so its bak to teh shops and another pair... sadly disposable seems to be the way nowdays, although I toy with the idea of getting a bispoke pair of black leather zip up/buckle boots made, I just can't even think of anywhere nearby that would either do that, or then be able to repair and maintain them; it'd only be worht the cost, if I could know I could definately get them resoled, every couple years or so smiley - zensmiley - weird

Hurrah! the sun was out... so we got a walk down by the river smiley - magic sadly though, everyone else seems to have decided to do the same, so it was a bit crowded in places smiley - doh had a walk through the Victorian cematory too, as we wanted to head in that direction for some shopping... probably oo about 3 hours walking in total, with down by the river, into the shops in the centre, and also then to the bohemian more independant shops, we reach by going through the old graveyard (which is loverly, as its right in the city, but so* quiet once you get in; just bird song, and you quickly forget all the horrible busy roads, just outside smiley - zen ) smiley - magic


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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That sounds like a nice walk.

We took a stroll around town to get photos of flowers.


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

Post 11

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

We would have had longer by the river... but it was quite crowded, in parts, and time was getting on by then... Plus it wasn't proper* sunny here... Was warm, and there was* sun, but sort of hazy/overcast, so almost felt a bit humid; Not just nice direct warm sun coming down... Anyhow.... I was kinda getting the idea William wanted err.. something... which involved us being inside my house... smiley - blush My hunch was correct smiley - whistlesmiley - handcuffssmiley - bruisedsmiley - droolsmiley - blush ahh... well... its all exercise I guess smiley - winkeyesmiley - run


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

Post 12

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It's properly sunny here, more's the pity. It's going to be over 80F. I don't know if I'm ready for all the yet.


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I really can't stand the heat... Especially if its a humid heat... SAdly if we get any real* heat, here in the UK, it inevitably ends up humid smiley - puff

Up to about 20 or 22 Degrees C is warm as far as I'm concerned... much more than that and I useually just melt, and function even less than my normal level of functioing smiley - laughsmiley - blush Mind, its nice not having to run the heating, and bein gable to open teh windows a bit, and let some fresh air into the hovel smiley - zen


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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As it turned out, it wasn't too warm because of the lovely sea breeze. Strolled around a little in the downtown area, making note of areas that will burst forth with flowers in the next few days. Have to get pictures for next year's calendar smiley - smiley


I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a walk.

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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I love the sea... I don't think I can ever feel truely at home, not living within a couple miles of it... Probably this is due to my being born, within sight of the sea, and spending all my childhood within 3 miles of it, basically... smiley - droolsmiley - blush

I love it, when I go back to my Dad's, by the sea; the journey back, just 'observing' the air quality change....

Cambridge, wehre I live... the air is the air... I guess you get used to it, so don't really notice how murky and horrible it actually is... Not quite as bad as central London, I guess, but probably not far off smiley - yuk

an hour, or so on the train.... to Norwich, which is somewhat closer to the sea, but still a city... get off the train... bang, I notice it straight away, without consciously 'looking for it',; the air is just cleaner.... like there is more of it smiley - huh

42 minutes later, on the train, (or however long that bit of line is these days, I forget), and arrive into Lowestoft station; if there was a sutiable window in the station; and wasn't the big buildings opposite; you could see the sea, as you get off the train.... you can certainly smell it as soon as you get off, (plus the seagull noises is a bit of a dead give-away)...

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Breathe.... air.... real air... fresh... smiley - drool Mind, again, one can nudge that up, on an autumn, or winters day, walking along the seawall.... especially if there is some wind about and the waves are a bit on the enraged side.... spray in the air.... smiley - zensmiley - zensmiley - droolsmiley - droolsmiley - zensmiley - zen

I've gotten so used to living in a city, the convenience of having food and items availible of every conceviable international flavour and type, all probably within five minutes walk of my front room... I'd find it hard to live somewhere now, where I didn't have that (even if, often half of it, I don't use/take advantage of), but I'd certianly not miss the car fumes, the just constant dustyness of everything and general lack of breathable air smiley - yuk Not sure I could go back to handle living somewhere rural smiley - sadface Though I may partially do so, and move to Norwich... still a city, but, well, some of the locals describe it as 'the biggest village in the country', and certainly with the friendlyness of people there, and sort of more relaxed atmosphere, in general, it is... but you do of course still get lots of traffic and dirty air round the center, or bits of the center at least... but one is probably closer to countryside, and indeed some of the center is still nice and open in some respects smiley - zen

no sun here today... actually had to flip the heating on, for five minutes, when I got up, whilst waiting for the coffee to brew... probably wasn't quite cold enough, but before I've had my first coffee, its hard to tell really smiley - laugh

off out early afternoon, so hoping the damp may have lifted a bit by then, and maybe even a bit of sun appeared, so we can head river-wards for a walk smiley - zen if not, it'll probably just be a short walk through the cemetry and thence on to Mill Rd, and pottering through a few shops smiley - zen


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