"Just be who ya wanna be!" Kinky Boots 👢 Pronouns: They/them
The first of our 3rd birthday celebrations took place online, in keeping with the current rules and regs but we hope to have some in person celebrations over the summer which are guaranteed to include "too much" food.
Tonight's quiz reminded us why we love GoodGym with some photos between rounds to prompt memories of tasks gone by! The rounds were:
- How well do you know GG Portsmouth (a bit tricky for our newer recruits!)
- All about May.... with a cameo from Anita Dobson 😂
- Three is the magic number (mega points unless you think Dachshund is a reindeer)
- Music round (the one without a beard is Frank Beard 🧔)
Congratulations to Jen who won with 39 points. No stewards enquiry required!
Party outfits (bonus points if they'd come from one of our charity shop visits); GG tees; glitter; fake beards; eyeliner and hats all made an appearance tonight, looking good GoodGym!
Lovely to see all your smiling faced. Look forward to getting together soon (hopefully in the sunshine too ☀)
Steven was Store Manager today and went through a few new rules around covid since re-opening. Setting us our tasks in the back room, Harry and Mel sorted through bags of clothing to hang and put out on the shop floor. Concentrating on men's spring/summer clothing, but not finding much, we did find some lovely kiddies clothing and plenty of ladies' tops, skirts and dresses. So that we were spaced out, Kat got to the bottom of the sizing tag bag, with Harry and Mel calling out for the sizes they needed, and Kat filling up the sections so that we could find what we needed. It was just like being at the Bingo! Mel got a bit confused between her 2 little ducks - 22 and 2 fat ladies - 88, coming up with 2 fat ducks! Staying longer than the session time, Harry found what looked like a brand new jacket with tartan lining which looked fantastic on them plus some baby outfits for their cousin. Kat found a very stylish skirt for the summer, plus a couple of wet suits for Eli and Lynn. Definitely good karma for staying on! Mel purchased a pair of stripey trousers and an Indian style trouser/top/shawl set in a green paisley. Time for a cuppa half way through the session, and Harry had brought us each a very tasty chocolate, chewy brownie which went down a treat - thank you Harry. The time went really quick as always and after a tidy up in the back room and out on the shop floor, it was time to leave and enjoy the rest of the weekend. There will be more Saturday sessions moving forward, so look out for them on the website, sign up and bag your own £1 bargains.
The £1 sale is STILL ON! So Naomi House still need our help sorting through their donations and getting them out into the shop. If it's a cold and rainy day this is the perfect antidote - warmth, good humour and there's quite often a cup of tea too!!
Next on the litter list is Baffins Pond. Meet by the library on the corner of Tangier Road and Neville Road
We can pick up rubbish and check on how the cygnets are doing!
Let me know if you need a picker / gloves.
Rain, wind, sun and a rainbow and that was just the first 5 minutes.
No big finds this week apart from a Dodgeball DVD (if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball!) as well as hundreds of lollipop sticks and (of course) cigarette butts. Big news of the evening was that Jen did go home 25p richer, that's Alice sorted for pocket money! Jo found a piece of Christmas tree and I found some chocolate money wrappers so we were in season with the weather at least.
Once we'd done almost our whole lap and said hello to the animals, Rosie spotted loads of rubbish in the bushes and jumped in to retrieve it.
We left the park just as the next lot of rain was about to fall so there was an added element of trying to get indoors without getting totally soaked... Not sure how many of the 6 managed it....
Our 3rd birthday and hopefully we will get an opportunity to properly celebrate this fact later in the year. For the moment, it's an online option so dust off your pen & paper and get ready for a quiz.
Dress code: party
Topic: GoodGym Portsmouth 3rd birthday quiz Time: May 9, 2021 19:00 London
Meeting ID: 872 9023 7537 Passcode: 691534
Today's team at the Lido were Catherine, Geraldine, Harry, Louisa and Mel. Paul was waiting for us with our list of jobs and each of us took our pick. Harry was meeting friends later and didn't want to paint and risk any splashing, but happy to don a white protective suit for some rubbing down and then some sweeping up on the north east steps. They did a very good Elvis impression as you can see from the photo! Louisa was on the leaf blower making a good pile ready for bagging, headphones on in a world of her own. Catherine sweeping and weeding on the flat area. Geraldine and Mel were painting in the Ladies changing room with Kieren, another Lido volunteer. Geraldine showed how bendy she was getting on and off the platform ladder, whilst cutting in. Mel trying (but not always succeeding) to avoid painting over some tiny spiders - sorry incy wincy 🙁 then spent about 20 minutes stirring the new white paint container which resembled Greek Yoghurt - thick at the bottom, whey like runny on the top! Eventually reaching the right consistency to carry on. We managed to time our finish with the heavens opening and a very heavy rainful. But it will give all the trees and plants a good dousing. General progress is good and getting ever closer to opening the Lido to the general public. GoodGym are back next week to continue helping achieve this. Sabrina, one of the Trustees expressed her appreciation and thanks to GoodGym's ongoing support to the Lido as key to the great progress being made.
Harry has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.
On a "fresh" Spring evening in the rec....
We did a big lap round the rec and a little lap in the park and found all the usual... No clothing items today though. Harry did try out a couple of pieces of the playground equipment though!
Tonight's interesting finds included 2 plastic toy arms AND a doll's arm that looks the size of a baby's arm in the picture (📸 by Wilson)! There was also half a scooter in the bushes, a broken skateboard and a cupboard door... Make of that what you will!
2 big bags of rubbish and a few shivers later and our mission was accomplished.
Outdoor swimming pools can open from Spring so we'll be lending a hand to get the pool and Lido area prepped and ready for visitors and swimmers.
Weeding, cleaning, painting and all sorts of other jobs will be assigned. Bring the messy GG tshirt! It can get a bit windy and cold there too so pack an extra layer!
Please note that there is a 1st aid and lifeguards course on at the same time so breaks will need to be coordinated with the others on site.