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Summer: park, full hour
Spring/autumn: park 50%, desk 50%
Winter: staff room
Spring/Autumn: as above; if raining: my desk
Winter: 20% walk into town / 80% my desk
House of Fraser
walking around the shops,your space nk's, your india janes and the like
a bench on the green
Spring/Autumn: Summer if it's not raining or really windy, winter if not
Winter: Walk to the Sainsbos round the corner (5 minutes), luxurious full screen internet (55 minutes).
Fridays (any time of year): pub (50 minutes), buy and eat lunch (10 minutes, likely longer seeing as no-one cares by Friday afternoon).
Spring/Autumn/Winter - see above
autumn: outside, balcony, sometimes restaurant (2/3 times a week)
winter: inside, sometimes restaurant
Now working in Hayes which is quite different to working in the square mile. I drift around the charity shops buying books and avoiding the streetdrinkers. Probably saving some money but it's not too easy on the eye....
You're looking kinda down to me.
not eating a bowl of beans: outside in the sun
sometimes a trip to the shops, if it's a nice day outside I'll hang out and watch the cows.
As I work on my book during lunch. I do sometimes pop out for food with friends at lunch but not for more than half hour.
smoke a sly joint, see if any decent bands are soundchecking at the nearby gig venue, walk back via the deli and buy a tub of garlic olives, maybe a latte from a coffeeshop, walk back via Nick Cave's house and see if I can spot him (haven't yet, but I sometimes see Bianca from Eastenders).
what about winter?
Winter I will sit in a coffee shop, pub, or walk around the beach area. Never sit at my desk, does my nut in.
and made you state your profession for making a joke about architects? I just remembered it just then. One of the great irkings
a quality cedar-based irking as well
it often comes back to me at night
on a busy A road. nearby is a retail park with Halfords, Matalan, Poundland, Toys R Us etc. There is a Lidl also so often it is spent picking stuff up for dinner or snacks, then popping into the shops which somehow between them can provide pretty much everything I could ever need.
I do like to get out during lunch, in the summer I go for long strolls to some of the few parks or areas of grass nearby, if I am clever I can squeeze in one route where I even see a river briefly before emerging back to a housing estate.
The break room in work is really bleak, Daily Mails and people talking about the Daily Mail in a small hot room with no windows and the stench of other people's microwaved leftovers. No ta.
Near the office.
Autumn: Berkeley Square, among the tumbling golden leaves
Winter: Wine bars
Spring: Wine bars
Summer: Berkeley Square, among the tumbling green leaves
- Break Area
normally around Green Park (no not the one in London), but today i think I'm going to wander around the roads until i reach Morrisons to replenish my shampoo stock.
I'll meet a client or a friend for lunch/ lunchtime drinks.
The rest of the time I go home and watch some TV and catch up on some chores. Sometimes I start the dinner for that night so it's less hassle when I get in at the end of the day. or if I'm going out at night I'll have a bit of a lie in that morning and then use lunchtime to wash and blow dry my hair.
sometimes go sit in a park with a book, sometimes go into the Tate Modern, but fairly often I'll just piss round on the internet at my desk instead.
like walk for 25 minutes to a certain shop as it does dried black beans. Then buy them, then walk 25 minutes back.
- GO FOR A RUN
- MEET A FRIEND FOR COFFEE
- DO SOME CHORSE (like pick up some washing up liquid or something)
- if it is mega cold and not a run day - DESK
Have some soup & have a lie down, bit of a nap. But I daren't do that anymore...as soon as i get home I don't want to venture back out. i normally go for a nice totter around Soho, sometimes Soho square to sit and watch the pigeons. We're moving offices soon to this massive 12 floor building down south bank where they have 'break out' rooms and free beer on tap. All day. Oh GOD.
thinking "i wish there was a nice park nearby or i could go in a pub and not worry about going back to work"