Wednesday, October 04, 2006

On your doorstep

There is a park near me that I quite often walk through to get to the High Street. It takes about the same amount of time to get there, but it's a slightly more scenic route with the grass and the trees and the ducks and the pond (which hopefully doesn't stink, as it tends to do when it dries out!). During the summer it's really quite a pleasant walk.

But I don't know if I'll be making that particular trip for a while now, after this happened. It's scary. My area isn't the nicest area around. I live at the more chavvy end of town. But I don't think twice about walking for 15 minutes down to the late night garage just before midnight if I'm craving a milkshake or something (the 15 minute walk makes up for the calories consumed!).

It's so scary to think these things can happen so close to home, and even first thing in the morning you're not safe. What is the world coming to? Seriously?

**UPDATE: The guy who stabbed her has been arrested. So at least that's good news!


Marmite Breath said...

You're brave to walk at night by yourself! I don't have the nerve and I don't even live in a chavvy area.

becca said...

Definitely brave! I'm scared to even be in my room by myself in the dark haha

Kiyotoe said...

This world is going to crap, that's where. But thank goodness for the lady that scared the guy off.

There are still a FEW decent people in this world. Be careful when you're walking alone.

Silly Hily said...

Oh my goodness girl. YOU be careful. Please be careful. That is very scary and sickening. I don't understand how people can do such horrible things. I'm so glad they caught him.