Outdoor recreation (in the form of fishing, hiking and visits to national parks) has declined by 18-25% since the 1980s, apparently. TVs and games are, predictably, being blamed. This is entirely unfair – the reason I haven’t left the house in four days is because I’ve been waiting for couriers to turn up with some hard drives I have to review. “Between 8am and 5.30pm,” they say. So why is it always 5.29? I maybe should have run up and down the stairs a few times to stop my legs atrophying, though.
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