London: Walk To Work Day

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  1. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Today is the, not particularly well publicised, Walk to Work Day. So London MR peeps, did you walk to work?

    I walked the 40 minutes from home to CW. It was quite pleasant but I may take the DLR home :p
     
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    I used to walk to my job at a bookstore because taking the bus, which would take me directly to work, would only be 5 minutes faster than walking.

    It was also a walk through Hampstead Heath, so it could have been worse. ;)
     
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    Well I walk to work every day. :D

    But since it is only a matter of a few metres/yards… not too great a deal. ;)
     
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    Oi! Who you calling a tramp!? :eek:

    :D:D:D
     
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    I'm at home so no walking for me but teh e walked to work... from the tube station. :p (we live just a bit too far out for walking into The City) :eek: :D

    That's such a gorgeous area, my absolute favourite "if I could only afford it" location. <le sigh>
     
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    I cycled as per usual, its to far for me to walk :)
     
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    Lived in Highgate, two minutes walk from the village, and around 3 minutes from the Heath. If you know the area, the block of flats I lived in was directly across from The Flask (very old, famous pub). My job was at Books Etc, in the O2 Centre beside Finchley Rd. Station. I even walked to work (at Books Etc) in the rain, as it was a nice walk regardless of weather. :)

    The 5-6 of us students could afford it because I believe it was only ever meant for 2 or 3 people. Rent was around £1600 per month. :eek:

    Hey now, I didn't hang out there at night or anything. Was too afraid of all the big cats reportedly on the loose.
     
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    Home to work is 12 miles as the crow flies, so it just isn't going to happen. Especially now it is raining.
     
  9. robbieduncan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    It was nice when I left the house so wore a light-weight, non waterproof jacket. I might be getting wet :(
     
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    It's hailing now, quite harshly, with thunder and lightning! :D (or :( depending on how you're getting home)
     
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    DLR is your friend today.
     
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    Dunno about the big cats… but I have seen some pretty large male chickens about… :eek::eek:
     
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    I would have walked to college, but Kingston to South Kensington is a little bit too far (~8 miles).
     
  15. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    Well, it looks nice out again. Time for a stroll.
     
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    seriously, what a moody day! It was grim not long ago and now it's just clear as can be.
     
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    Very variable today… an hour or so ago hail and thunder… then perfect blue skies… now it's turning cloudy again…

    Ah, the English spring. :D
     
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    This is my first English spring and I need consistant sunshine. I'll get it soon enough. :)
     
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    The only consistency with the weather here is the inconsistency. :eek:
     
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    I always walk to work! it's nice having the strong cold wind on your face first thing in the morning :rolleyes:
     

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