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Wed 10th Jan at 6:30pm
After a poo in the carpet situation making me late this week, we shared our best house disasters. Top marks go to Julian for managing to hospitalise a friend with an orange. We'll be sure to steer clear of fruit for all future socials just to be safe.
*A big congratulations to Brin to making it to 100 good deeds last week - a great achievement! *
In deviation from our usual routine we ran from Charlton House for a long run for us of 4km with a hill at the end which the view somewhat makes up for. We were cleaning at Shrewsbury House and clean we did, getting quite a lot of grime off the window frames, floors and all the surfaces we could get our sweaty little hands on. We discussed many things, including a Wassailing social we were invited to by the Westcombe Woodlands friends this weekend. Alas, I had to have it explained to me what wassailing is to my great British shame.
Thanks everyone for a lovely evening - until next time!
Sun 7th Jan at 10:00am
Greenwich Report written by Greenwich runner
On a cloudy and blustery Sunday morning, 5 GGers joined the Friends of Westcombe Woodlands volunteer group for our regular monthly clean up/chop down of the nature area. This being the first visit to this beautiful woodlands for Kerry and Sander, they were treated to a personal tour by Julian, who knows the pathway like the back of his hand. Meanwhile, I stayed behind to help bringing out and laying down all the tools that we would need.
Tour completed and tools in hand, we made our way up the path to the area that was most in need of clearing: a patch of land between 2 paths that was covered in ivy that needed to be cut back to allow the rest of the plants to grow and thrive. We all took to the task with gusto, making use of secateurs, loppers and even an axe!
Almost 2 hours later, the fruits of our labour were visible in the form of a much clearer patch and a huge pile of ivy debris! Time to bring the tools back down, have a cuppa and the obligatory biscuit (always generously provided by the volunteer group), and make our way back home, hoping we wouldn't be blown away by the increasing gale-force wind!
Wed 3rd Jan at 6:45pm
And so another year begins with a bang with the January Challenge! This week the Charlton contingent ran together to Woolwich to start our group run, where we warmed up with someone passing by joining in before catching her train - always nice to bring the community feel on our Woolwich starts!
We set off for Glydon to freshen the paint in the back room. A little tlc goes a long way here and many a painting job has been completed by our merry bunch. Lovely way to start the year and always worth coming out on a drizzly evening for GoodGym - friends, a little exercise and doing some good always make January much better.
Nice one folks, see you next week!
Wed 22nd Nov 2023 at 6:45pm
On a mild night late in the year of AD2023, three and ten Splendid Athletic Club-goers... (hmm, maybe getting Chat GTP to write this isn't the best idea..? 😉)
Ok, so on Wednesday 22nd November 23, 13 Good-Gymmers met at Charlton House (slightly spooky at this time of year - maybe a good location for future horror films?)
A warm up involving tag, sheep-shoeing and the merits of stand-up comedians meant we were ready for anything as we headed towards Kidbrooke and the excellent Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, home to hidden treasures in the form of historical works of art going through the process of conservation and restoration.
It's also home to a Community Garden, in which our task tonight was based. First up was restoring a recently damaged Bug Hotel (well we all deserve a holiday...!). Four post beds made, minibars restocked and spa ready for treatments, it was time to really rock the boat. Well, actually, just move the boat. Then it was all hands on deck to dig out a more stable base for this feature, re-position the boat and build up a stony sea.
Crew pose struck for a photo op, we headed off, full steam ahead back to Charlton.
Thanks all and see you for next week's adventures!
Wed 22nd Nov 2023 at 6:45pm
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