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Wed 30th Nov at 6:15pm
We fell back to our old faithful of a litter pick this evening. This lovely lot do love a litter pick though – in fact, they suggested it despite a couple of alternative options!!! 😉 There’s something strangely satisfying about filling bags with rubbish though and looking around and seeing how much cleaner and tidier (and cared for) the area looks.
Tonight there were 6 of us, Emily, Kat, Karen, Nigel, Maurice & Me. The weather was kind once again – cold but dry, so we were happy with that. Our run soon got rid of the chills as we did a 1.5 mile circular route around the industrial estate (yes, not the most glamorous but it’s where we ended up to start our litter pick – and it was flat – so every cloud and all that!). Somehow, we (I mean I), managed to mess up the route (I’m not going to blame the fact that I was chatting – it must have been the cold affecting my brain!). I felt better when we met back up with Emily, Kat & Maurice (who were a tad quicker than us) and learned that they had made the same mistake… so it must have been my poor instructions!
Back at the start point, we collected our pickers and bags and set to work. We covered Weston Lane (not the entire length of it – just a section!), then up past the station and down part of Gresty Lane. Just like the week we did Macon Way, we managed to completely fill 6 bags (why can’t people just put their rubbish in a bin!!!) and I think we could have easily filled the same again. Something that didn't go into our bag though was a lonely, lost teddy. We really hope it gets reunited with it's owner. It looked extremely loved and I'm sure someone is really missing him tonight!
One section of Gresty Lane was especially bad – littered with cans. Anyway, as disheartening as it was to see all the rubbish, we were lifted by the fact that it looked much better after we’d worked our magic! And, the bonus was, we covered another 1.5 miles – so all in all, we did 3 miles worth of exercise tonight. I’d say that is a WIN-WIN!!
Well done team on another tremendous effort. You’re all amazing. You’re also fantastic company and wonderful friends! My Wenesday's just wouldn't be the same without you in them!
Have a great week and hope to see you all soon!
Oodles of love, Nicola xxx