Research into outdoor chores carried out in the last week of September:
Gender / Approx’ age / Attire.
16°C - 20°C (Unusually mild weather for the time of year)
Sunny with very occasional light drizzle.
1 Male, 40s. Watering potted annuals. T-shirt, jeans, sandals.
2 Male, 70s. Scrubbing hose-reel with stiff brush. T-shirt, trousers, sandals.
3 Male, 60s. Clipping fingernails. T-shirt, jeans, sandals.
4 Female, 60s. Digging out couch grass. Fleece jacket, jogging pants, walking boots
5 Female, 70s. Taking seedlings round to a neighbour. Blouse, trousers, sandals.
6 Female, 40s. Walking Labrador. T-shirt, jeans, trainers.
7 Female, 70s. Weeding between driveway setts with special long-handled tool. -- Fleece jacket, trousers, sandals.
8 Male, 60s. Loading garden cuttings into Fiat Punto. Fleece jacket, jeans, black shoes.
9 Female, 40s. Re-pointing garage wall. Fleece jacket, tracksuit pants, slippers.
10 Female, 70s. Walking Highland terrier. Fleece jacket, knee-length plaid pleated skirt, flat black shoes.
11 Male, 60s. Re-pointing wall. Polo-shirt, jeans, black shirt.
12 Female, 30s. Putting out bins. large knitted striped jumper, jogging pants, one slipper, one bare foot.
13 Female, 70s. Popping to shop to get bits. knee-length skirt, knitted cardigan, flat black shoes.
14 Male, 60s. Sweeping yard. Fleece jacket, trousers, welly shoes.
15 Male, 60s. Washing Fiat Punto. Navy-blue overalls, black shoes.
16 Male, 60s. Clearing guttering. Shirt with collar, V-neck sweater, suit trousers, slippers.
17 Female, 60s. Sweeping pavement outside house. Cardigan, trousers, slippers.
18 Male, 80s. Polishing KIA Picanto. Shirt with collar, V-neck sweater, suit trousers, black shoes.
19 Female, 70s. Sweeping driveway with brand new yard-brush. Sweatshirt embroidered with floral display, trousers, welly shoes.
20 Male, 70s. Re-applying window putty. Knitted cardigan, jeans, slippers.
21 Male, 50s. Shouting abuse at a neighbour in the street—“Don’t fuck with me!” T-shirt, jeans, socks.
22 Male, 70s. Telling the postman that a neighbour has died, “Yep, they’ve buried her and everything”. Baseball cap, cardigan, jogging pants, trainers.23 Male, 20s. Hiding door key under mat, “You never saw that, did you? There’s nowt worth nicking anyway; it’s a right shit-hole”. Motorcycle helmet, tracksuit, trainers.