Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA

Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA
Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA


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Your weekly Matt. This one actually hangs in my hall,  and comes with the usual apology for the wonky angle




One of the few positives to come out of this pandemic is the 'walk and talk' meeting. The one I had last week was justifiable (I hope) because it was work-related. Anyway, my colleague Selina and I, plus three dogs, bombed round and round Peckham Rye Park and Common, masked and socially distanced, for an hour. The weather was so cold we racked up nearly four miles owing to the fact that we had to walk at LDWA pace just to stop icicles forming in the bloodstream. It was much nicer than blathering away on Zoom, we thrashed out everything on the agenda, and we got in our prescribed amount of exercise at the same time. I can't wait for normal life to resume, but I hope the 'walk and talk' meeting survives. 


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A bleak Peckham Common




From our fashion correspondent, Susanne Waldschmidt:

'I was so glad to see an article on fashion in last weeks Jabber. I wanted to highlight the stunning blue jacket (for under a fiver) and the complete walking ensemble which our model (below) has shown to best advantage (though some airbrushing was necessary!!!). Was very lucky to be able to interrupt his busy schedule and get a photo shoot.

His usual fee is a pint of Wetherspoon’s best if and when they ever open again.'



For the man about down



The flattering cut and colour makes this stunning jacket an essential addition to the LDWA fashionista’s wardrobe (available exclusively at AGM Recycle)

Designer Trousers

Mud splatter effect. Unique customized patterns.


Practical and stylish (available widely at selected retailers)


A smart accessory which beautifully compliments the rest of the ensemble



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Our model Dave Williams in the must-have kit for the well-dressed LDWA walker  




Meanwhile, our foreign (well, Essex) correspondent, Gill Struthers, recommends a riveting website in which you can follow the progress of, among others, Scotland's gritters. These are famous for the plethora of wonderful names they're given (I commend to you Plougher of Scotland, Gary Gritter and Gritter Thunberg, and that's just for starters). More details on Gritters of Scotland  and Trunk Road Gritter Tracker



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The snows of Essex
PHOTO Gill Struthers




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