A mad music teacher who's either cycling or running.
Tracey and I represented GG at the 12-4 shift. It was nice to have a quick catch up with John and to get to meet Sharon (Jen's Mum).
We had a variety of Spring weather today: I started the shift in my GG t shirt, after a while adding a base layer, then moving on to a jacket. By the end of the shift my collar was turned up and my hands deep in my pockets. My hand-over to Jo was simply, 'Stay warm!'
Tracey and Emma went to help with the Vaccination clinic. There were a lot of volunteers today so we made quite a few cups of teas and coffees for the other volunteers and we helped step into different roles if the volunteers felt the effects of the drinks. Emma is the expert on taking people's temperatures and would often help out when the device threw a wobbly and refused to work properly. There was a steady stream of vaccine recipients today. Not a lot but enough to help the time fly.
Meet at Kingston Rec - the gate nearest the Fox Cafe by the playground.
We will head to the footbridge and path that takes you to Tesco Fratton. Lots of rubbish often ends up down there especially from the fast food outlets.
Let me know if you need me to bring you a litter picker!
Six intrepid 2 legged litter picking GoodGymers met at the Baffins Pond plus one 4 legged recruit, Louisa's dog Pip. We learnt that she needs to be ignored to decide to trust us... But treats do help.
The pond area was fairly clear of litter which was good, but there were a few packets and bottles to be fished out of the water and off the wetlands. Jen had the best go go gadget arms for fishing and was quiet enough in the wetlands not to disturb the nesting swan. I practiced my balancing skills on the fence and did manage to catch some rubbish... Although some did remain frustratingly out of reach.
Wilson found a half full (or half empty?) tube of Pringles and was tempted to sample them.... But didn't! She also found a pair of legs & Harry found a yellow chick / egg with a face. Sadly that was one of the last things their litter picker picked up as it was later dropped and broke irreparably 😕
Tracey was on glass duty and luckily we didn't fully fill her bag AND she was able to empty it straight into the glass banks too.
A lovely way to spend a Wednesday... Maybe we can start calling it GoodGymday again now?!
Robert Piggott would like up to 10 marshals to help out at the soggy bottom triathlon starting at 7.30 am on 23rd of May. Three different venues, RNLI lifeboat station, Andrew Simpson watersports centre and Eastney Beach