I love this part of the run. It’s such a lovely view and ITS NOW DOWNHILL for 10 minutes. At my age that’s almost as good as life gets…..
I needed that downhill section. My spirit was flagging. Mainly because of politics again. The once impartial BBC announced proudly over the radio airwaves that Boris Johnson is a family man and he’s backed it up by promising a new 60 youth centres. Unfortunately the BBC failed to mention for some reason that since 2010 the Conservative Government has effectively closed 763 youth centres. Funny that wasn’t mentioned. I must sort out my MP3 player so I don’t need to listen to these falsehoods anymore.
Twenty minutes later I was having a lovely chat with a helpful Road Worker.
“You can’t come down here the road is closed”
But I’m not in a car I’m on foot
“The road is still closed”
I can see the Road Closed Sign but I don’t see any signage saying the Path is closed.
“Well it is”
Looks open to me
“Well I say it isn’t.”
Does the highways order cover the pathway.
“I bloody don’t know. I’m telling you the path is closed. You need to go back.”
You haven’t even put up any advanced closure signs.
“Don’t get clever with me. Your going back the same way you came.”
As much as I’m enjoying chatting to you I am getting cold and very bored now. Your closure doesn’t include the path and it certainly doesn’t include the field. So see yah…
** at this stage I jumped over the fence into the farmers field and ran past the purple faced road worker. He seemed to be giving me some friendly hand gestures.**
You get pivotal moments in time. In Middle Earth it would be the Battle of Helms Deep. In Sherlock Holmes it would be the Reichenbach Falls. In Marvel it would be End Game. In our house it’s when a certain Dad tries to bake an Apple Crumble. Years of trying and years of disastrous failure. Now it’s that pivotal moment in time again.
Dad did you make this Apple Crumble ?
All by yourself. Your not pretending you cooked it but actually it’s my aunties baking.
No all my own doing.
Unbelievably Dad this is actually nice. Never thought I ever would say this but can I have seconds.
So in the scheme of things for an old fart useless muppet life doesn’t get any better than running downhill and baking an edible apple crumble. It really doesn’t.