Area Activator for GoodGym Portsmouth. I love running, living near the seaside and getting out into the great outdoors! I also like cake!
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GoodGym is launching in Portsmouth this May
We're launching in our 43rd area with support from Portsmouth City Council
Tonight was our first (but definitely not last) visit to Shearwater to lend a hand in the garden. Shout out to Wilson for setting this one up and also bringing her mum along to help too.
The main task was wrestling with the bindweed. Angela, Jo and Harry managed to uncover a laurel hedge underneath all the bindweed as well as a bit of air conditioning pipe and some tissues. No pants though!
Bleachy won thr prize for most weeds ripped out in the least time.
Aoife, Jen and I concentrated on the flowerbeds which included the discovery of many stinging nettles as well as the bindweed. The activities coordinator was really pleased with what we did, I think it was only the ants, spiders and earwigs who weren't as happy!
20 bags filled by the end, refreshments drunk and a few fairy cakes eaten and then it was time to head for the hills.
We'll be back again the first Wednesday in August.
Prompted by the strange siren call of the Fratton ice cream man...
Come and join us for a walk/jog/run at Southsea parkrun followed by an ice cream on South Parade Pier.
If the weather isn't playing ball then we'll head for a coffee instead!
We did Clive Road first with Betsy putting leaflets through all the low letterboxes and Beth & Vicki starting on the side that seemed to have more houses!
We heard the ice cream van and his techno wild west music doing the rounds of the Fratton roads and when we were half way down Newcombe Road we saw a man who'd bought 3 ice creams... one of which he gave to Betsy - obviously impressed by the amount of enthusiasm she brought to the leaflet drop!
We ran out of leaflets early into Sheffield Road and were back at the start in about 35 minutes.
Team work makes the dream work!
p.s. that was good deed number 400 for me tonight, 100 to go till the next t-shirt!!
Runners and supporters gathered at Exbury Gardens to run (and support) 10km and to celebrate Rachel's final run in the UK before she heads for a land "Down Under".
It was hot and windy on the course but very pretty. Special mentions to Jo for making the right decision to stay on the sidelines post-illness and to Aoife for an excellent run, 7 minutes quicker than she predicted.
Post running and cheering, it was all about the picnics, with an impressive array of food from Rachel's family and some very calorific baking from Jen!
We gave Rachel her card (kudos to Wilson for her production skills) and a print of her 200 good deeds t-shirt design (thanks Angela) to be displayed in a prominent place in her new home.... just to make sure she doesn't forget us or her awesomeness in her 200+ good deeds. :)
We then got to have a wander round the gardens, which were beautiful and John got some extra running in chasing Jack!