Too many times I spend my lunch break sitting at my desk, especially in the winter. A few weeks ago I decided to get out and go for a walk more often, today I headed off east through a nearby part of Clayton — I ride through here every evening, but in the nine years I’ve worked here, I don’t think I’ve once walked down some of the streets!

Fairly typical mix of old weatherboard houses, some well kept, some run down, some with magnificent well-established gardens, some with bare expanses of weeds, mud and student cars — typical for any suburb right next door to a university! Magnolias, wattles and fruit trees are all in blossom at the moment, with the sun out I managed to get one good photo to brighten up the day.