LOOKING BACK AT June 2018 SEEMS LIKE A LIFETIME AWAY
Last month I was walking along the cliff tops in Northumberland and had not processed this film, until a couple of weeks later in Islington. A lot has happened since then. Looking at these pictures makes me feel very happy. I wish I was there now.
Stunning scenery in Northumberland
Politics/Unite, Angel /Islington & Farringdon London
On a recent UNITE REP course situated between Angel and Farringdon, I found this little spot by the Canal to sit in at lunchtime. No matter what I’m doing or where I am, I always find hidden spots. The Unite Course was intense for a whole week, so finding a bit of space was heaven.
Although I haven’t had the time to go on any organised walks lately, I’m still walking a lot.
Just walking from My house to Herne Hill and Farringdon to the Unite Office, situated somewhere between The Angel Tube & Farringdon mainline station. ‘Popping’ up to Upper Street Islington for lunch and back to Farringdon at the end of the day clocked up about 5 miles a day. As well as walking at the weekend from Victoria to Blackfriars to the TATE MODERN ended up walking 8 miles . It has led me to think I could start off a new walking Meet up group, leading some of the walks I do often.
Dave a Unite Rep told me this story
“I love my walk to work. It’s about 7 kilometers and takes just over an hour (I allow 1 hour 10 minutes ). The first part of the trail is through the quiet back roads, then through a park, then, a local area city centre (Woolwich ) where I can jump on a bus if running late, then to work. It’s the highlight of my day. I take a bag of peanuts to feed the squirrels in the park. I get my best ideas when walking, and quite often fire off messages on the move. I arrive at work with my mind fully charged with oxygen and ideas that have already been started.”
As a Unite Rep Dave deals with drivers on a daily basis; who are dealing with poor health due to the job demands and lack of health care from the private owned companies. It is a dog eat dog world & all he/we can do is fight for our rights for better working conditions.Helping ourselves is the first step towards freedom. Keeping on walking and getting the exercise as well as just seeing different places makes a whole load of difference to a mind that is filled with politics of one kind or another; be it office politics or general politics. There is no end to it all.