I had a run recently, I try to run about three time a week. The running is for two main reasons; keeping fit, eating more. Anyway, I’ve bought an OS map and have investigated other routes I could do in the area of the Medway Gap.
The views in this area are just stunning. Here’s a picture I took while descending the North Downs.
Here’s the thing. Where I work has some rooms with lovely views. Here’s the view from my normal classroom:
As you can see, the view from my classroom is dominated by mud. Mud and the sports hall. In terms of view, this room rather sucks. However, the selling points of the room are plentiful.
Cool in the summer
Cool in the winter
Nobody passes the room, there’s nowhere to go
Occasional wildlife, cats, squirrels, pigeons, dog
Quiet, there’s no where to go after my room and so I don’t get people walking by
Far away from anything else
This room is in the same building and actually has a positive altitude in opposition to my room. The view over Maidstone is lovely and should be worth the effort of changing rooms. However, there are downsides to this room:
Hot in the summer (faces east)
Hot in the winter (faces east and at top of building)
People can walk past the room to go to other rooms
Sometimes the view is just more interesting than the classroom.
The compromise is that although I would love a good view from my work room I value the other good things about my room more.
Walking the dog and there are marvellous views of the North Downs.
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