0 Month Streak
7 Month Streak
Wed 31st May 2023 at 6:45pm
Long hiatus since a trip to our regular partner in Canning Town, Cody Dock. On a gorgeous May evening we met at base, took a casual seat and caught up. The RWQ offered a small insight into people's online time and perhaps ideas on how else to procrastinate, if you were short. "How do you waste most of your time online?" Guardian comments section, local buy and sell groups, effects pedals videos, lego making videos, window shopping bikes, mental health videos and reddit rabbit holes. There you have it, more ways to to spend time on the inescapable internet.
The jog down to Cody Dock was per norm, besides a random chap joining in, which was nice, hopefully we get him along for the whole session next time. After a small issue with locked gates - we didn't 'grease up' and squeeze through as per someone's recommendation (!) - I called Basia and Simon met us and told us what's what. Moving benches for the summer fair on Saturday and erecting the gazebo, all done in quick time, so much so that when Simon asked for us to do some flyering we couldn't say no. Banking a few more miles we headed towards Star Lane where two groups deposited the flyers, completing a rather effective slot at Cody Dock.
On a roll, we pitched up a kilometer from Printhouse and managed a small full body circuit; especially hitting upper body strength and lower body power. Was great to conclude the eve with a drink, courtesy of Dan, an absolute treat to have the big man back, you've been missed mate.
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Enjoy the belting weather this weekend and see you next week.
Friday 14th April 2023
Gualtiero Uslenghi cheered by other people 25 times.
Gualtiero is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Gualtiero has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.
Wed 12th Apr 2023 at 6:45pm
A highly anticipated return to Get Out Garden, it's been one whole winter and a dash of autumn since we last harvested a haul of sumptuous cherry tomatoes in Bow.
As per recent weeks, we greeted a bunch more of the squad at the gardens. Keiran, laid down the instructions loud and clear: one group tidying up, another on compost turning, a couple on seed sowing in the shelter of the polytunnel and a potato planting crew to boot.
The early rain petered off and we cracked on till just after eight, before downing tools and heading back into a cloudy dusk sky. Kieran must've been impressed as has been in touch about locking in another session asap.
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Apologies for a very tardy report, I blame the baby.
Till next week,
Wed 22nd Mar 2023 at 6:45pm
Tonights run was the first of few Brahma free runs for the team as he takes some time of following the birth of his son......Congratulations to Brahma and Dev
Hilary had a plan for a new route....taking us through the Olympic Park.
We split into two groups
They are in the process of installing a sauna and plunge pool so need wood chip moving to make the walk way more user friendly was the job for group one. Were we moved over 100 wheelbarrows of wood chip.
Group two had the task of adding steps to one of the earth mounds.
Wed 15th Mar 2023 at 6:45pm
Some kind of tipping point occurred yesterday, as we shot up from two sign ups to a very respectable eight, in seemingly minutes. Folks certainly weren't coming out for the weather, no top-up tanning up for grabs, a dark sky spat out constant drizzle and the mercury was low...and there were tube strikes.
Hils, Kev and I ran over, we had doubled numbers on arrival as Gualti, Cat and Georgie joined us from the rear (no laughing at the back). Charlotte and Sarah joining us at Abbey Gardens for the full complement. We buzzed Alice and she gave us instructions; spread the massive pile of woodchip between the new beds. Simple, classic GoodGym graft - get a sweat on and make on a difference.
We alternated shovelling and barrowing, with three transporting the goods and the other five launching smoky wood vaguely near them. A random chap got stuck in, clearly a natural at shovelling in the dark - potentially a first for us at GGN. The pile was seen to before 8pm came along, which let's be honest doesn't always happen. So let's acknowledge that hustle.
I'm off for a couple weeks now peeps, but I look forward to catching up in BST - don't know about you, but I'm ready for Spring.
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Wed 22nd Feb 2023 at 6:45pm
More of a compact group this week, as we took on a new task over at Hartley Primary School. We discussed: " what's your oldest and most reliable piece of clothing or kit?". Long-lived synthetic down jackets, one of a kind base-layers, versatile t-shirts, comfortable lounge trousers, ancient trail shoes and unlucky replica football kits.
The task at the school was rather straightforward, clear the plant beds in the playground to make space for a new batch of freshly sown plants and flowers. Armed with trowels and gloves we set about weeding and clearing the beds. Some employed a more direct and precise method of weed removal, others a more scorched earth policy, but the cumulative outcome was great.
In fact, I've just received a very grateful message from the task referrer, Tara: " Good morning Brahma! The plant beds look fantastic! Really cannot thank you enough. I hope it all went well. We would love to collaborate on more projects in the future too if possible. Have a lovely day,".
These little jobs can go a long way - thanks for making it happen, team. Next week we head to Cody Dock, after an unusually long hiatus, we'll be flyering for their upcoming spring festival.
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Have a cracking week logging some salubrious miles,
Till next week,