Cheddar Road and the Zombie Apocalypse

Anyone who lives in Reservoir knows about the Cheddar Road intersection. It's our Berlin Wall. It takes so long to cross this intersection that many people who were born here have never succeeded. Personally I avoid it at all costs. Once, in a foolhardy attempt to cross to the other side for doughnuts, I was entrapped when the level crossing signal failed. It was a whole twenty minutes before anyone in the gridlock even noticed, because that's how long they are accustomed to waiting. It wasn't until a police vehicle arrived to secure the crossing awhile later that anyone twigged, and that was actually pretty funny, to be honest. At the first sound of a siren, cars started peeling off urgently over verges and pavements to get the hell out of there. It was like peak hour in Bangkok.
Tonight I've had to reassess my misgivings about this intersection though. I've just entered Reservoir into Map of the Dead, the interactive map of places around you to help you survive the Zombie Apocalypse, and it would appear that when the forces of the undead take grip of our city, the Cheddar Road intersection is actually one of the best places you could position yourself. 
And of course if you happen to find yourself on the opposite side of the level crossing to the Zombies, you may as well just carry on as usual.

Nature Child

When I lived in the inner city I often remarked on how sad I felt for the children who had to grow up without trees to climb. One of the nicest things about Rezza is seeing kids getting back to nature.

With thanks to C for the picture.

Once a Bridesmaid

"And now he's obviously going to pop the question, so I guess they're fucken married. I dunno what to do about that because I really don't wanna go to the wedding, but if she doesn't ask me to be a bridesmaid I'll be so fucked off with her."