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Thanks. Although with everything closed, presumably, it would probably
be quite frustrating walking around with nowhere to go except maybe
the odd supermarket. Maybe Sainsburys on TCR or Tesco in Googe St
frinstance.


I was taking pictures of the lockdown plus having an nice walk through the
backstreets of the west end and mayfair.


What *would* be useful at any time, would be the ability to take
pictures of streets, buildings, etc. without the intrusive presence
of parked cars everywhere. Along with too much street furniture, about
which nothing can be done of course. Traffic (and pedestrians) can be
largely avoided by starting at 5.a.m. in summer time; although that
then presents the problem of having all the trees in full leaf.



Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029

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michael adams wrote:

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On Sat, 9 May 2020 17:16:40 +0100


"michael adams" wrote:


Thanks. Although with everything closed, presumably, it would probably
be quite frustrating walking around with nowhere to go except maybe
the odd supermarket. Maybe Sainsburys on TCR or Tesco in Googe St
frinstance.

I was taking pictures of the lockdown plus having an nice walk through the
backstreets of the west end and mayfair.


What *would* be useful at any time, would be the ability to take
pictures of streets, buildings, etc. without the intrusive presence
of parked cars everywhere. Along with too much street furniture, about
which nothing can be done of course. Traffic (and pedestrians) can be
largely avoided by starting at 5.a.m. in summer time; although that
then presents the problem of having all the trees in full leaf.



Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029


Thanks.

5.a.m. stillness, but in the middle of the day. And in Central London.

Plus the possibility of encountering Sophie Raworth, or Boltar, coming the other way.

Very eerie.


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In message , at 22:27:39 on Sat, 9 May 2020,
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BBC's poster child on the evening news was a lady who was 8yrs old on VE day.

Don't despair.

It's only another 11 years to the 75th anniversary of Suez.

Who is going to want to commemorate our defeat by the Americans?

Well Roland for a start; if it gives him the chance of being a poster child
on the TV.

Its pretty obvious he's rather miffed at missing out on VE Day.


Where on earth do you get that idea.


Are you stating categorically that if given the chance of being a
poster child, you would in all circumstances refuse ?


I've been what you might call a bit of a poster chid a few times, but
nothing to do with being miffed at missing VE day.
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In message , at 21:36:36 on Sat, 9 May 2020,
Recliner remarked:

Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029


It's nice when you've got a well-paid part-time job and have the luxury
of being able to do that kind of thing.
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Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 21:36:36 on Sat, 9 May 2020,
Recliner remarked:

Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029


It's nice when you've got a well-paid part-time job and have the luxury
of being able to do that kind of thing.


Part-time job? She arrives at lunchtime and does the Six and Ten.



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Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 21:36:36 on Sat, 9 May 2020,
Recliner remarked:

Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029


It's nice when you've got a well-paid part-time job and have the luxury
of being able to do that kind of thing.


Part-time job? She arrives at lunchtime and does the Six and Ten.


There's simply no pleasing Roland.

If she went to work in a taxi, paid for by the BBC, then that would clearly
be a complete waste of licence payers, i.e. our money.

Whereas if she jogs to work, then she's clearly got too much time on her hands.

That and the fact that Roland could obviously make a far better job of reading an
autocue than Sophie Raworth ever could. If only he had the looks.


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In message , at 06:38:38 on Sun, 10 May
2020, Recliner remarked:

Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029


It's nice when you've got a well-paid part-time job and have the luxury
of being able to do that kind of thing.


Part-time job? She arrives at lunchtime and does the Six and Ten.


Only a few days a week. And she doesn't do the Ten O'clock every time
she's on the Six O'clock.

Not many people have a home within six miles of Oxford Circus, or can
afford the time to jog back and forth six miles anywhere. And of course
she'll have a dressing room to change from the jogging outfit into her
work clothes. I have no interest in dissecting her childcare
arrangements, but whether paid for, or having a part-time employed
husband, it's another consideration[1], noting how important in
transport survey the school-run is, chart22 he

https://assets.publishing.service.go...s/system/uploa
ds/attachment_data/file/823068/national-travel-survey-2018.pdf

It's nice work if you can get it, but hardly a role model for the vast
majority of the working public.

[1] FAOD, I've been that part-time employed husband, or organiser of a
nanny, in our household, freeing up my wife to work unsocial hours.
When she was doing an evening radio show, broadcast from studios
near Carnaby St, it was a bit of a long way to jog from Surbiton, so
she took the train. Of course the unsocial hours can be the other
end of the day, with researchers calling at 7am and wanting
broadcastable comments soon after.
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He's spot on.

"It?Ts time to ask whether Boris Johnson is up to the job"


putting the presentation to one side, Parris appears to be arguing that
the
policy is wrong

but is there really any mainstream opinion that anything except another
three weeks of lockdown is the only sensible policy here, starting from
where we are?


Sweden.


I meant within the UK

are there any voices suggesting that, starting from where we are, there is
any workable alternative to three more weeks (with slight tinkering
perhaps)?

And stricter lockdowns in spain, italy and france have had next to
no impact on infection rate per head of population. Its pretty obvious
from
anyone who cares to engage brain that the only thing a lockdown is doing
is
sending us into an economic abyss we may not recover from for a decade or
longer and in the meantime there will be a lot of seriously unhappy
unemployed
out on the streets once lockdown is lifted.


but no-one is saying that

except you

and you're just a nobody (as am I)

tim



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"michael adams" wrote in message
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"Recliner" wrote in message
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Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 21:36:36 on Sat, 9 May 2020,
Recliner remarked:

Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to
the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile
route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029

It's nice when you've got a well-paid part-time job and have the luxury
of being able to do that kind of thing.


Part-time job? She arrives at lunchtime and does the Six and Ten.


There's simply no pleasing Roland.

If she went to work in a taxi, paid for by the BBC, then that would
clearly
be a complete waste of licence payers, i.e. our money.

Whereas if she jogs to work, then she's clearly got too much time on her
hands.

That and the fact that Roland could obviously make a far better job of
reading an
autocue


just how hard can it be to read an autocue ;-)

tim



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"Roland Perry" wrote in message
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In message , at 06:38:38 on Sun, 10 May
2020, Recliner remarked:

Sophie Raworth, the newsreader, is a keen runner, and often commutes to
the
BBC that way. During the lockdown, she's been varying her six mile
route
to pass through unusually empty areas at lunchtime, and has been taking
photos:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52155029

It's nice when you've got a well-paid part-time job and have the luxury
of being able to do that kind of thing.


Part-time job? She arrives at lunchtime and does the Six and Ten.


Only a few days a week. And she doesn't do the Ten O'clock every time
she's on the Six O'clock.

Not many people have a home within six miles of Oxford Circus, or can
afford the time to jog back and forth six miles anywhere. And of course
she'll have a dressing room to change


don't all TV presenters have facilities to get washed, changed, made up
before they go on air

regardless of how they have arrived at the studio?

Isn't it just part of the job?





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