Jamie Emerson

Cardiff

2Good deeds

2runs

4cheers

Jamie Emerson went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Bulb Fiction

Tue 12 Oct
Report written by Michael

Our biggest group since the lockdown ended, and what a wonderful group they were!

Ashley & Flo

Welcome to goodgym Cardiff

Jamie, Hayley and Rosie

Welcome Back for your second group

Tonight, we welcomed the return of Marie, who surprised us all at the virtual marathon at the end to cheer us to the finish. It is good to have you back in Cardiff. Two teams splitting up, the regular runners led by Michael taking a slightly longer route to make up the km and the super chatty walk / joggers led by Ellen who would make their way straight to the task.

19:00 and we had arrived at the task, once again Lorraine (the task organiser) had put up whiteboards with our tasks for the evening. If only all task started with a list of tasks like this

So many tasks tonight, it was a very satisfying evening.

  • Remove the remaining Crocosmia from the raised beds at the front of the yard.
  • Cut off the bulbs from any Crocosmia removed and add to the 'bucket of bulbs'.
  • Remove the old plants from the hanging baskets and then make up new ones.
  • Move a slab table into a new position.
  • Sweep up any leaves from the yards.
  • Touch up the paint in the tearoom.
  • Touch up the paint in the kitchen.
  • Plant daffodils and tulip bulbs in the newly emptied raised beds.

A lot of tasks, but we are GOODGYM let’s DO THIS. We split into our groups and got to work, it was a remarkable sight as plants vanished and new ones popped up, bulbs removed and new ones planted, the tearoom started to glow with the bright refreshed paint and a heavy table moved to create a more accessible path to the garden space.

Plenty of chatting tonight as new people were welcomed into the group, and before we knew it the time had gone, and snacks had appeared from Lorraine. Time for a quick social, only a small journey home tonight so we could afford the extra time to get to know each other.

5-minute countdown

Food down, smiles on, let’s get our group photo before heading back. A quick journey to our end location and a stretch for those that were not continuing their runs home.

Join us next week as we go back to school.

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Jamie Emerson signed up to a group run
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Cardiff

Helping at Samye Foundation

Tue 12 Oct 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
the building and garden is used by the local communities

3 groups for this task:

Continuing the Painting .... the 252 shop and reception. Ceiling tiles to paint blue and bay window to paint yellow

Gardening ...to remove lilac plants from stone walls and weed between paving slabs round the back

Shed ...to empty and tidy

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Jamie Emerson has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 21 Sep 2021

Jamie is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Jamie Emerson went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

I like BIG BUDDHA's and I can not lie

Tue 21 Sep
Report written by Michael

A great return to times gone by with 20 goodgymers joining for tonight's Tuesday session.

Welcome back to Siki for your second group activity, great to see you back with us again.

First timers, Hayley, Jamie and Hannah welcome to your first group run with goodgym Cardiff and the Vale.

A shorter run tonight meant only one thing, time to insert an exercise routine... YES I hear you cry. We bid farewell to the walk / joggers and made our way to the park to start a quick routine, the music began and so did the pain, but it felt good. All of a sudden the time had flown by and we realised we had to make our way to the task, so off we went.

By 19:00 we had all arrived at Samye ready to get going with a list of tasks, we had a white board made up instructing us for the evening.

  • Painting one of the rooms.
  • Emptying out some items from the attic.
  • Weeding the front entrances to the buildings.
  • Weeding around the back in the community garden space.
  • Moving the Buddha water feature from the back to the front seating area.
  • And finally, removing the crocosmia (montbretia) from the front planters.

It was a good job we had 20 of us tonight, so we split into our groups and got to work.

Straight to work were team 'crocosmia', ripping out the plants and bunching them for anyone that wanted to take some home. Whilst a beautiful plant when they flower, they can soon take over a plot by spreading, I will be putting them into planters ready for next year.

Next to get in were the painters, grabbing rollers, trays and paint they made their way into the building to start the transformation. The colours were bright and very Tibetan Buddhist, the room will look wonderful once finished.

Weeding teams got to work at the front and back of the building, getting the paving looking tidy once more and making the whole centre much more welcoming.

Lorraine took up the team to open up the attic and talk them through what needed to be removed, whilst I went over to the final few to start moving the brilliant Buddha water feature. It was by no means a small thing, with the pedestal being made of concrete slabs and blocks, once the attic team had finished they joined up to help move the Buddha and rebuild within our time.

Tools down, get some grub.

Lorraine was a wonderful host tonight and made up some snacks, so it was time to clear up and take some time to chat, laugh and eat. However, it took far too long to get the painting team to put down their rollers and enjoy some food. We will return soon to finish off the painting and get through some additional tasks, don't you worry about that TEAM.

A quick photo and suddenly it was dark and time to get back to our start location. It's time to get your lamps ready........

Wrong LAMP!

Head or body they all work well, but they will most certainly be needed over the next few months so have a look online as we all need to stay safe with our exercise.

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Jamie Emerson signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Helping at Samye Foundation

Tue 21 Sep 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
the building and garden is used by the local communities

3 groups for this task:

Painting .... the 252 shop and reception. Ceiling tiles to paint blue and bay window to paint yellow

Gardening ...to remove lilac plants from stone walls and weed between paving slabs round the back

Shed ...to empty and tidy

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