I have Cairnpapple Hill which is OK for special events etc.
And the laws say you can do the following:
“local outdoor informal exercise such as walking, cycling, golf, or running (in groups of up to 6 people from no more than 2 households) that starts and finishes at the same place (which could be up to 5 miles from the boundary of your local authority area)”
A work colleague who hill walks and lives around the corner pointed out a parking area that is 4.45miles from my front door so meets the above limits and allows ascent of East Cairn Hill. So that gives me a real hill to climb.
We had an email from HR at work that basically said the situation regarding return to work in Europe is constantly considered but the current expected return date is July 31st 2021. If vaccination rollout shows rapid and quick results that date may move forward. But if it is end of July will mean all of my colleagues in Europe will have been in the “work-from-home” state for 15months. The unofficial word is productivity is such that people are looking at whether we’ll ever need the amount of office space we have now in the future, just let people stay working from home for ever!
I miss the office for a number of work reasons, being able to talk face to face about work issues with colleagues, A3 colour printer/copier, being able to flick the reset switch on a crashed test machine. And I miss the office for personal reasons because I can’t talk trash face to face about life and stuff with colleagues, A3 colour printer (for printing walking maps), infinite free real freshly ground coffee or tea.
More over, I am keenly aware of how supremely privileged I am to be still in a job and can work from home nearly as easily as I did in the office. Lots of people are not so lucky.