The unpredictable weather is often cited as an excuse not to cycle regularly.
I commute six days a week cycling 20 minutes each way. Although [wikipop]Manchester[/wikipop] has a reputation for being rather wet the reality is that it is probably no wetter than anywhere else in the UK.
During a year I will be rained on while travelling in both directions around 4 times and in one direction six times. A full covering of waterproof clothing keeps me dry but a couple of times I misjudged the weather and arrived wet but soon dry off. Checking the morning’s weather becomes part of your bedtime routines.
While heading in to town with my unschooled daughter we had a chuckle at a poster that had appeared by the bus stop…
The Truancy The Facts website mentioned on the poster links back to the Manchester City Council site. Alas their school education appears not to cover [wikipop]proofreading[/wikipop] and so they happily start a sentence with And and insert, random commas which, make no sense at all and a trip to the website reveals some bizarre paragraphing:
And so you will probably be better off not bothering with school at all if this is what they have to offer. Ho Hum.