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And we return back to Little Venice...again!
6 GoodGym runners welcomed the return of the Little Venice canal clear up with a solid session.
After a slight confusion with a other runners who were there for a marathon, we mobilised, equipped with our litter grabbers and buckets.
With the sun shining and crisp weather around, we set about clearing the canal from the church down to the basin collecting plenty of buckets worth of rubbish and waste.
A much welcomed return and just in time for the change in restrictions.
Well done to all involved!
Grab your putters - Club Golf is back in Coal Drops Yard. The wacky 9-hole course is a perfect Covid-safe activity and is guaranteed fun.. £5 per person. Just turn up, as we've already booked a slot.. We might even have a couple of drinks afterwards. Come to : Coal Drops Yard Stable Street N1C 4DQ
Grounded Ecotherapy Camden have asked us to move some turf from pallets to the lawn area where Grounded Ecotherapy will lay it to form a new lawn. Runners will be using wheelbarrows to ferry turf from pallets to lawn area.
We are back at Little Venice!!!
It’s taken a lot of work to get these lovely Riverside sessions going again so be great if you are able to make it along!
Meeting at the Canal & River Trust HQ in the heart of Little Venice. Come down Riverside and look for the Red GG tops if your not sure!
We will little grab along the canal bank clearing the waterway of as many current and potential contaminates as possible in a all action hour!
There will be grabbers and buckets but we recommend you bring gloves and hand sanitizer if you can.
We will be visiting the stretch of the canal regularly as we have been for the last 2 years (lockdown excluded). So if you are unable to make this session please join us again soon!
See you there!!
There was definitely something very retro and cool about Mr M's place. Couldn't quite decide the decade (50s/60s/70s), but there were a lot of funky glass walls. It was all very exciting (or maybe I just haven't been inside anyone else's home in many months!?)
Anyway, Matt and I met Mr M's carer E at the flat. Our first task was to move a futon sofa. All the cushions were attached to the base in a long fold-out fashion, so Matt had the great idea of moving it folded out 'snake-style' down the groovy-windowed corridor into the other room.
Once that was done, we moved a bed and mattress into the space created. E was very motivational and cheered us on all the way. Just what I need when I haven't run or lifted anything in ages!
Now Mr M's bedroom has space for a hospital bed or other furniture he needs.
Thanks Matt for joining me all the way from Hammersmith and Fulham! Great to meet you.
Very informal hello from me Pete your new Area Activator for Camden. Grab a drink, have a snack or eat your dinner just please do come prepared share one of your favourite Good Gym memories, if your happy to share them (you can't all pick Alara!)
It would be fantastic to meet as many of you as possible!
As per previous, this is a work in progress, to be added on if/when more comes in.
Since there were some hiccups last round (getting hold of a kids book can be tricky!) I was catching up on my own bedtime story reading and figured I should open it up to the rest of the Goodgym family as well.
Sofar entries from Oxford, Camden & Redbridge:
- Mr Magnolia - Quentin Blake
- Who sank the boat? - Pamela Allen
- Cuddly Cow - Alex Scheffler
- Thomas and Friends - Molly the Bright Yellow Engine - Reverend Wilbert Awdry
- Goat goes to playgroup - Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt
- Car Car Truck Jeep - Katrina Charman
Any more to add? If you want to know more and perhaps do a bedtime reading for the Magpie Project as well, drop me a line
By popular request, a new bedtime reading session! In a sense it is the 3rd installment, but in fact logged as 2.2.... since for various reasons I didn't get round to doing my own contribution last time * insert embarrassed emoji *
For those new to the concept, the Magpie Project is looking after mums & kids that are (often) in temporary accommodation. They've put out the call to all corners of society for people to film themselves reading bedtime stories, which they can send to the mums to entertain the kids and help the mums - lots more possible stories available this way than for the mums having to buy the books!
Their simple explanation / guidance:
Find a bedtime story you love.
Film yourself reading it, dress up, do voices, or not, up to you.
Email to themagpieprojectE7@gmail.com
We put it on mums' and minis Whatsapp.
Will NOT be shared wider.
Simple act of love.
The kids will be varying ages, so feel free to pick anything you like, everything is appreciated. I've picked the 24th as 'deadline' but feel free to send it anytime before or after, just drop me a screen shot to add to the little report i'll write!