“Activism …

… is such hard work”, commented one of my fellow trouble makers as she topped up my teacup and settled back down in her deck chair.

tea break

It’s true that lots of what I do to try and bring about better conditions for active travel is quite hard work – POP doesn’t organise itself, and there always seems to be an endless stream of blog posts and press releases to be written, flyers to be printed and handed out, routes to be planned and meetings to attend.

So our little Park(ing) Day event in Bigtown on Friday was a revelation. All we had to do was show up, throw together a small park (easier than it sounds when your co-conspirators are already guerrilla gardeners) and sit back and enjoy the almost sunshine as local businesses brought out tea and biscuits. A tiny window of time to sit and chat and just enjoy the day while also making Bigtown a better place, if only for a day.

tea and biscuits

As protests go, this one has to be the most chilled ever.

5 Responses to “Activism …

  1. Erik Borg says:

    Love the tea cosy!

  2. disgruntled says:

    I can take no credit for the tea cosy – it came with the tea supplied by the lovely Cloud 9 Gallery

  3. sorry to have missed it – was in Bigtown at the weekend but not on Friday. Looks good though

  4. […] started trying to fight back – but I think it’s going to take more than the odd pop-up park. Traffic Wardens may once have been the most reviled officials in Christendom, but conversations […]

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