I really tried to re-live my childhood this morning. Taking the cats for a walk on the property where I grew up, only to find that all of the superb walking tracks had been filled in and I was surrounded by signs saying “Keep Out. Private Property”. Since when? I used to be able to hop, skip and jump all over that place (we once made it to the fences where there were cows).
Not only that, but the tracks where I used to walk home from school had been replaced with gravel. I don’t want gravel, I want adventure and the high possibility of falling and breaking my ankle!
Damn you civilisation. Damn you.