We will be helping St Margaret's pack up their "Hampers of Hope" - Christmassy food items that are delivered to families and individuals in the local area to ensure that no one goes without.
Please wear a face covering
Nick & I walked together to meet Mrs. O to help out with her garden. Unfortunately Mrs. O is a little hard of hearing so she didn't hear her doorbell, but luckily her daughter turned up shortly after we did and got us set up with tools and what they wanted done.
Out front our mission was to bring down a tree that was considered an eye sore and to all of our surprise, we managed to uproot it completely! Mrs. O's daughter then asked their kind neighbour for a saw so we could more easily break up the felled tree to put into bags. Then we went out back and tackled some weeds, over grown grass and trimmed back another tree which was becoming a little overbearing in the garden. Much easier job than the front but unfortunately Nick got a bit carried away with the grass cutting and managed to cut one of the two daisies still flowering!
Mrs. O and her daughter also kept us lovely company during all of this, sharing stories of their husband/step dad who used to be in charge of all the gardening necessities. And they were so pleased with the results, especially out front, as it looked as if the tree had never been there!
We had the biggest turn out in AGES today, oh yes we did! It was lovely to see everyone. Big Wednesday welcome to Charlotte who joined us for her 2nd good deed.
The run report title was inspired by Katie L who, as well as finding us this task, managed to use her body to paint the walls as well as a brush and roller. She didn't have anyone to warn her "it's behind you". Katie should also get an extra good deed as she took Tracey's dropped phone back to her after the task. Tracey needs her phone to get all her birthday messages tomorrow!
Our tasks tonight involved a lot of white paint.... To paint the toilets and lots of the scenery pieces. Some pieces needed staples and glue removing, as well as sanding before they got their coat of paint. There was also a mirror frame to paint gold so that Beauty can admire herself in it!
Judy and Tracey had a non painting task... Decorating the Christmas tree, it definitely is beginning to look like Christmas! Is it too early? On no it isn't, oh yes it is... I think it's 50/50 according to our group!
Lucy was determined that we should squeeze in a fitness session and although there weren't many who were enthusiastic, once we got started the FOMO kicked in and there was plenty of lunging, climbing of mountains and standing superheros!
If you'd like to go to see the panto and get involved with all the crazy traditions and audience participation, you can go from 2nd December to 2nd January. More info here
The historic Groundlings Theatre needs their panto set building and painting...oh no they don't etc etc. This is a great chance to help a unique and festive project. No artists still required but make sure you are in kit you don't mind getting dirty.