By: Blonde Two
The Ramblers sent me an email today. It was all about us being Prime Minister Blondes (which I think might be fun with two of us) and what we would include in our “Manifesto for Walking Britain”. I sent in some very true and very sensible answers which are below, but I have also included some more Blonde responses.
“The main reason I walk is to …”
Actual Answer: Educate young people. Blonde Answer: Have a good giggle with Blonde One, nothing, after all, is funnier than the shared experience of being stranded in a bog, lost in the mist or sitting, wet to the knickers, in a dripping tent.
“If I were Prime Minister, my top THREE priorities for a Walking Britain would be to …”
Actual Answer: a) Educate more young people about the countryside. b) Strengthen planning laws to protect where we walk from bad development. c) Protect parks and other green spaces. Blonde Answer: a) Start a “National Parks Studio School” where all lessons are taught around experiences in the outdoors. b) Make going for a walk an integral part of every working day. c) Plant adequate moorland bush cover for lady loo purposes. d) Make Blonde blog reading compulsory.
“If a politician pledged to build a walking Britain, it would make me …”
Actual Answer: More likely to vote for them. Blonde Answer: Take no notice whatsoever as they will probably change their mind tomorrow and have no idea what they are talking about anyway. Apologies for sounding grumpy here but I am an educationist who has (only just) survived Mr Gove’s (strike “Mr”) ministrations from the Land-of-No-Reality.
“If I was Prime Minister, here is what else I’d do to build a Walking Britain…”
Actual Answer: Ensure that contact with and understanding of the countryside is an integral part of every school curriculum. Blonde Answer: Ensure that contact with and understanding of the countryside is an integral part of every school curriculum.
Well some things are just set in Blonde Stone!
It is a good survey and you might like to join in with it. I have emailed the lovely Ramblers and will add the link later if it appears … (a few hours later) These Ramblers are very efficient – here is the link www.ramblers.org.uk/votewalking