April 20, 2009
During the heat of the summer months shadow hopping became something of a test of character. Discarding any desire for footwear, the idea was to get from point A to point B without melting the soles of one’s feet. This involved running from one shaded section of pavement to another, whereupon you would stand, soaking up the relative coolness of the concrete before making a run for the next bit. Alternatively you could brave the nature strips but during the summer these all too frequently became neglected, dry and littered with to-be-avoided-at-all-costs three-cornered jacks.