Currently I’m on study leave attending a conference. In Belfast, somewhere I haven’t been before. Although my running kit made the journey across the sea I didn’t actually get a run in! However I have been wearing my garmin and I managed to walk 10miles on Sunday and similar on Monday. Sunday we got caught in the rain, hence the rainbow!😊
Belfast is a city of contrasts. The newly developed area by the waterfront is very modern and the epitome of sophisticated city living. The bus tour we took of the city included the areas that were involved in all the sectarian violence of years gone by. Somehow it feels as if the walls and roads were soaked in all the anger, the murals, the high wire fences, the gates (though open) still present across the roads.
How many cities like this across the world, still at war, or slowly trying to recover? It really makes me value my quiet little life, my home, my family.