jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 8th August 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 137 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Thursday 6th August 2020
Here are Airbnb’s top 10 trending UK seaside destinations based on year-on-year booking growth between 12th and 18th July 2020:
- Colwyn Bay
- Bognor Regis
- Southend on Sea
- Great Yarmouth
New network of 7,000 walking routes connects Britain’s towns, cities and villages for the first time
The project exists to promote slower types of travel
A new network of 7,000 walking routes will connect Britain’s towns, cities and villages for the first time ever — and it’s perfect for ramblers looking to explore the country by foot.
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Slow Ways is a project to create a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages.
Using existing footpaths, people will be able to use the Slow Ways to walk between neighbouring settlements or daisy-chain routes for long distance journeys.
During lockdown 700 volunteers from across the country have been collaborating to produce a first draft of the Slow Ways. This incredible effort has led to the creation of 7,000 routes that collectively stretch for over 100,000km.
While COVID-19 has forced millions of us to stay at home and indoors, that hasn’t stopped us from being collaborative, imaginative, creative and productive.
Just look at this current draft of the Slow Ways!
Slow Ways GB May 15 (Routes Only) 2 copy
This is an important, positive and timely project. Walking can improve health and wellbeing, tackle the climate and ecological emergencies, save people money, improve our environment and bring joy to people’s lives.
While there are thousands of miles of paths linking places across the country, there isn’t a comprehensive network designed to help people walk off-road between all towns and cities. That’s what the Slow Ways project aims to do.
The Slow Ways project kindly supported by the Kestrelman Trust, is being managed through Topolocus (my geography innovation business) and we’ve teamed up with Ordnance Survey who I collaborate with through their GetOutside campaign. As a result, the entire Slow Ways network will be published online and made freely available via Ordnance Survey.
While an initial first draft has been created, a team of volunteers is currently reviewing what’s been done.
Later this year we’ll be sharing the routes and putting a call out for 10,000 volunteers to help explore, test and feedback on them. It would be great to have your help with that!
To get involved and stay updated with the project please sign-up to the Slow Ways newsletter here.
On this day 6th August …
1844: The first press telegram in Britain was sent to The Times, announcing the birth of Prince Alfred to Queen Victoria.
1859: “Worth a guinea a box” appeared on Beecham’s Powders packets – the first known advertising slogan.
1890: Murderer Walter Kemmler was the first man to die in the electric chair, at Auburn Prison, New York.
1932: The first film festival was held in the Hotel Excelsior, Venice.
1945: The first atomic bomb was dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan, from a B29 bomber Enola Gay.
And on 7th August 1955
Sony, known then as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, puts its first product on the market – a transistor radio.
For me a day of researching stuff for the Blog
We watched some interesting TV Diana Vs The Tabloids. Really interesting. I should do a History of the Press degree, that convinced me!
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“In life, winning and losing will both happen. What is never acceptable is quitting.”
— Magic Johnson
Happiness is…Slow Ways
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I’m writing a book about hurricanes and tornados… It’s only a draft at the moment.
Love is…when thinking of him /her makes the day extra special
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time to hail the tabloids…A time to condemn the tabloids
- A time to visit Tenby…A time to visit Bognor Regis
- A time to visit Bridlington…A time to visit Morecambe.
- A time to take the motorway…A time to walk the Slow Way
- A time to celebrate the Slow Way…A time to reflect on the Slow Way
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 124 16 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 18,459 Feet
- 18 - Mr Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra 3:48
- Surfin' Bird The Trashmen 2:23
- 396 Janis Joplin & Big Brother & Holding Co _ Summertime_1
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