Depending on the time of day, my commute can take 25 minutes (mid-day) or an hour and a half. Barring the odd set of roadworks or tractor, most of it is fine…and then I have to do that last, short, excrutiating stretch at a crawl. Peeling sixties-era light industry and factories, barren lots, scabby terraces, second-hand car lots, the odd prostitute coming offshift, shivering in a cropped jacket. Attire varies between headscarves and the woolly cap-tracksuit-trainers look. There’s the occasional guy in a cheap suit, obviously walking to work because he works retail, probably PC World. It’s very depressing.
Local radio stations are occasionally interesting, though, as per the news this morning which included “a six-week old puppy was found abandoned on a doorstep in xxx town. Animal welfare officials state that this would have been a very distressing experience for a puppy.” lol…it beats hearing about murders any day. :)
Work is fine – along with some massive changes that we’re making on the site now, we spent a portion of the day installing and playing games. You know, for research purposes. Life is good.