Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 Streak Day 240 (Monday Aug 29th): Images and reality

2011 Streak Day 240 (Monday Aug 29th): Walk - 2 miles, Time - 45min, Weather - still grey

Car to the canal and then a gentle stroll along the route of many runs.
I am watching the progress of the housing development on the site of the old paper mill. At the moment they only seem to be building in the corner furthest away from the canal. Probably there are phases and they will get round to canal side when the initial development has been sold. This means that if you buy one of the houses now you will be living on a building site for a long time.
So how do they sell it, what do they offer to tempt you? With nothing less than peace, open countryside and idyllic living. Wow.
I actually like the pictures they put on the walls (they are not a lie - that opening into that parkland is only a half a mile up the hill) but what I want to know is what the houses will look like. Odd to concentrate on the surroundings and not the buildings but I suppose they are really selling a dream.

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