Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Back from a short hiatus after injury and lack of motivation to...snow. London is great when it snows , there's no point trying to go to work and it covers up the dirt.
This is frost rather than snow but blimey it was chilly. I may not be a northerner anymore , I wore a hat all the 5 miles.I think I may officially be a hockey playing,ballet loving,shandy drinking ,southern, cream puff. I once saw a girl in Cumbria in hotpants,moon boots and a bikini top ( no tights obv.) on Christmas eve.Near the docks too,very nippy.
Finally started knocking down the old matchbox factory.What a shame.We can look forward to something really ugly and boring in its place.One of those horrid beige buildings they keep putting up with tiny windows.
Peace.Its a Christmas dove.
This wall, until recently,was covered in very fine graffiti but has been blasted off .It now looks really crap and grubby.This has probly got something to do with the Olympics and everything to do with the people in the new flats opposite not liking it.
Oh , its all smudgy.Makes her look all downcast and upset.
Scary alien peeping out from behind the door.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

6.5 miles.millfields park to Limehouse Basin and back to vicky park.
Seems a bit unfair on George Galloway.I don't doubt he is a knob but accusing him of future mass extermination seems a bit harsh. Time will tell though , you never know maybe someone knows something I don't.Well a lot of people know something I don't ;it is not tricky.
I thought it felt like a long run.Extensive bomb damage not shown.
Scary peg man on soon to be ruined factory by the stadium.There will be Loft Style Living here soon wait and see.
When Grace Jones goes bad.

I think I need to run somewhere new,it is all getting a bit samey

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

5.8 miles from Millfields along the lea navigation canal , onto the regents canal to Broadway market , through London fields , up mare st and back to Clapton.
There are more evil Cbeebies along this stretch of the Regents canal,but they are thinner and a bit more evil looking.
By Old Ford Road.
View down Regents canal to the gasometers . do they still work?Can never remeber if they were up or down last time.
Old sweat shop on the canal.
Artists studios , I think. They were 5 years ago but maybe not now.
Under the Mare st bridge.This way to the zoo.
Round the corner from Broadway Market.Fahionable young people from the creative industries being cool not shown.
Or not.
That funny frenchman again.
Proof if it was ever needed that Katie and Jamie were right to leave Richmond Road.

Friday, 30 October 2009

You don't see much when you're in a bad mood

Some miles , round hackney Marshes to Springfield Park and finishing at the pumpkin shop on Lower Clapton Road.
Here is some electricity.Electricty not shown.
Had to have a little rest and a ponder here , that hill in Springfield Park is deceptively steep.
Bill Cosby in trouble.
And bill Murray. Only thing that made me smile today.More of a half smirk but it's better than nothing.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

I see Danger Everywhere

5 Miles , Millfields park- Old Ford Lock and back via the filter beds. A lovely welcome notice for 2012.
Slightly better than all the warning signs that you can see in a 2.5 mile stretch.Some I couldn't even photograph as my camera is not up to it.
Look out; don't fall under a giant truck.

Look out; its the Olympic site.
Look out a hole that has been there, with a huge fence around it, for a whole year.
Look out the Towpath is flooded and crumbling and there may be some machines here in the next 5 years.
Look out scary death paint.Incidentally, it is on a derlict building that would be pointless breaking in to as it is probably full of rats and smell.
Look out , don't climb over this 5' spiky fence and fall down the bank.
'Take care during bad weather' are you kidding me?
Are you made of sugar? If so do not go out in the rain,you will melt.

Another huge hole. At least 2 feet deep. You might get dirty.
Look out ;here be electricity.
Look out ; electricity is out to get you.
Look out; traffic. On a road of all places.

Look out ! A 3 year old on a bike! Danger.
Good , it is terrifying round here.
Danger!Idiots are in charge of the telly.Run ,run,run for your sanity.
I'll probably get run over tomorrow.

Monday, 26 October 2009

4 miles. Millfields park-Springfield Marina,Walthamstow Marshes,Hackney marshes,Filter beds.Someone actually goes around with a pot of white paint and paints over the graffiti. It is all rubbish tags and 'Kerry is a Skank' type graffiti so of no real value but it seems like a waste of time.
These are under the railway bridge on Walthamstow Marshes.
Just waiting to be sprayed.
Tunnel footpath.
and the railway lines
The Bridges of Madison County.Minus Clint.
The fish have suddenly got water , it was bone dry the last time I came down here it must have been raining a bit.

Lots of new reeds growing , it is almost springlike.
All the fish jumping.
Hopper and Autumn trees in the filter beds , it is beautiful down here at the moment. Could be a bit more cleaning up after your stinky dogs but still beautiful.