There are few finer things in life than walking to work in the dark, I find. I love the fact that you can walk along streets really anonymously whilst it's relatively quiet on the roads, and you can see the city in the near-distance all lit up and pretty.
Since we moved a couple of years ago, I've been spoilt for routes to work. I can either go across Trent Bridge and down London Road, or I can take the more scenic way and go over Lady Bay Bridge, and across the Cattle Market. I love this bit of Nottingham because it's been totally unspoilt and it still has the original buildings standing from the late 19th century.
The Cattle Market is particularly ace, because it still has cobbled streets and is completely pitch black in the morning at this time of year. There's still a fruit and veg wholesaler who sells from there, and sometimes he's opening up, but most time you're just completely alone in this run down industrial estate on the edge of the city centre. I'll probably get murdered there now.
To put the top on this Billy Liar-esque daily experience I usually listen to some music (note to murderer: I won't hear you coming). This morning it was Adorable's bloody ace album, Fake. Adorable were a great band that seemed to get lost in the rush by Creation to sign a load of retro shite at the beginning of the 90s. Anyway, my favourite track of theirs is Sunshine Smile. They all look completely gorgeous.