I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published April 14th 2020
Feel guilty driving to your normal location for your exercise walk? Well, don't, just walk around your own block. Looking at your neighbour's gardens instead of a walk through a park, around a lake or along a creek may seem a little boring, but it needn't be.
Letterboxes. While driving through the country we often notice unique looking letterboxes. An old milk can, an ex-oil drum or a handmade work of art. In the country, you may only see one every few kilometres, but in your street, there is one every 20 metres or so. They are all different, usually quite mundane but occasionally some look quite interesting.
Many, many years ago when my late grandmother from the country was staying over for a few days we would often go for an after-dinner walk around the block. She was a keen gardener and often on our walk she would gather a few cuttings from close to the fence plants. Not recommended unless they are impeding your progress and should be removed for safety reasons.
We are encouraged to shop local, so why not exercise local!