Martha Price

Bristol

172Good deeds

172runs

582cheers

Martha Price completed a coach visit
Thu 9 Dec
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Pulp Fiction? We nailed it

Tue 7 Dec
Report written by Melanie Young

A visit to Emmaus through the tailwinds of Storm Barra was on the books for Bristol GoodGym.

Xanne greeted us and after a quiz described the tasks - sorting rubbish books from saleable (recycling to pulp), sorting good tools and fixings from rusty/surplus (recycling to the metal skip) and sorting vintage/saleable racquets from rubbish (no recycling available yet!).

As ever with Emmaus there were many top finds although the flamingo may have grabbed it this time, and much headgear was found for the final photo before heading back to workout ti experience Vaguely Northern Darren's Liverpool goal declaration/celebration, startling everyone in the bar.

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Emmaus-ing maneouvres in the dark - 7 Dec

Tue 7 Dec 18:20 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
Somewhere will be tidier/cleaner/better publicised/painted

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30

Whoop! We're back to see our very good friend Xanne at Emmaus's magic Tardis warehouse to do whatever needs doing - constructing, destructing, puzzling, cleaning and mainly wearing anything possible as a hat.

This is indoors, but in a very well ventilated huge warehouse - the enormous roller shutter doors will be open so there will be a gale blowing through the warehouse. Please bring your mask as well as your gloves :-)

Changing facilities, lockers and loos are available at Workout Harbourside- bring your own padlock or inventive personal prized possession to swap for one of theirs if you want to lock your, er, locker. Otherwise it’s just an er. Make sure you’re back out in Queen Square for 6.20!

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Martha Price completed a coach visit
Sun 21 Nov
Martha Price completed a coach visit
Sun 24 Oct
Martha Price completed a coach visit
Wed 6 Oct
Martha Price went on a group run
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Bristol

Bindweed Ball

Tue 14 Sep
Report written by Melanie Young

After a good old GoodGym powwow in Queen Square, including celebrating Maria and Richard's Green Man Ultra achievements (30 and 45 miles self navigated!), Alice W set off for Brunswick Cemetery, Alice D set off on the longer route yo the SouthVILLE Centre and Maria headed straight to the Centre. Like Pied Pipers, they were followed by red-shirted runners and much chat was had.

Everyone was very impressed by the Sea Shanty Choir Melanie had laid on in the Cemetery* where we met up with the Council volunteers Jo and Di who had dumpy bags and some tools for our bindweed blitz.

We set to in three areas, determined to unearth the (probably dead) tree that was a cascade if bramble and bindweed, make further progress into the triangle bed (halted by the wasps who seemingly quite like bindweed) and a new section of wall of bindweed that stood no chance in the face of Caroline and Richard G who then invented the game of Bindweed Ball - hours of fun.

Vaguely Northern Darren proved that if you grab the same bundle of bramble theee times it hurts you three times, we discovered the the Polish and Czech for "ow" are the same, that sea shanties are a great accompaniment to bindweed bashing but the singers didn't want to come and get the satisfaction of bindweed pulling this evening - adding "I cant get no satisfaction" to their repertoire.

If Alice asks, of course the tree is still alive and will now grow back.

Back at workout, we celebrated Melanie's 800 good deeds and new 500 t-shirt - who will be next?!

*may have been total coincidence

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Blitzing Brunswick Bindweed Bin Bag Brilliance

Tue 14 Sep 18:20 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
The Cemetery will be much tidier heading into autumn

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30

We're heading back to the bindweed-bound cemetery to see how many bin-bags we can fill with bindweed so it starts next spring in a much more healthy state.

Gloves are good, it's a needle area so we're always wanting to check each area visually before putting our hands anywhere near it. If you have hand tools, it'd be great to bring them, too - I'll update with whether I'll be driving and can therefore put tools into the car (not so green but it'll enable us to make the Cemetery less bindweed-green).

I'm still hoping to get another weekend-day session in so we can picnic afterwards, in daylight, to celebrate our work :-)

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Martha Price completed a coach visit
Tue 7 Sep
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