42 Month Streak
Tue 21st Nov at 6:15pm
A running stroll on the seafront and high knees step ups the stairs enriched our fitness session on route to the venue. And once there, … surprise! We found some construction work-in-progress but, regardless, the unstoppable Brighton GoodGymers managed to clean safely all the exposed surfaces, swept and mopped all the floors in a blink of an eye, by equipping themselves with helmets – not these ones not 😊, but yes indeed with all the available brooms, brushes, dust pans, backets and mops!
We also extended the job to the neighbouring Brighton Table Tennis Club to make our cleaning session more fulfilling. It was a grand group, so with no surprise we finished off everything very quickly to get ready for the follow up entertainment: The Quiz night at the Kempt pub.
Tue 14th Nov at 6:15pm
Yesterday afternoon the sky cleared just on time to provide us with good conditions for our autumnal gardening session at Manor Paddock, one of the senior residential housings that we served in Brighton & Hove. As usual, resident Luc welcomed us well prepared and massively thankful for the GoodGym superpower offered – without which the job would take him ages to do!
Several were the tasks needed, all done within less than an hour at the light of our powerful (more or less) headtorches! Planting bulbs, reshaping lavender bushes, weeding scrubs, collecting foliage, pruning buddleias and taking care of tomatoes plants’ beds.
Whom's running, whom's easy pacing because a doggy knee or cycling because of a stiff back pain (me, sigh!) … all we came and went off in full action!
Something to add to my gardening culture: Buddleia, also known as butterfly bush, is a perennial, semi-evergreen plant. Once it has flowered, it only loses its foliage for a short period of the year. The flowers of a buddleia generally appear from July to October. It's a robust shrub but can quickly become untidy if not pruned, with the flowers appearing so high that only the butterflies can enjoy them. Annual pruning keeps it in shape and helps produce more flowers, lower down.
Let’s see the results of our “pitch-perfect” buddleia pruning and lavender shaping next spring, shall we? 😊
Tue 24th Oct at 6:00pm
B'fest is the Brighton Youth Arts Festival, run for and by young people.
B’fest is ON this week with a jam-packed programme of gigs, exhibitions, workshops, dance, theatre, skate and so much more bringing together 100+ young people from across southeast to the Brighton Youth Centre.
Here we were this Tuesday again to help serving pizzas, facilitating (playing, actually 😊) games at the “Gaming Retro-bution” taking over with Retro Gaming consoles galore and making personalised badges and stickers with our favourite designs and logos: GoodGym, of course, but not only.
We enjoyed our time, and it was a blast! We can now proudly wear our donated B’Fest Tshirts and stand ready to offer our superpower once again in the near future, when the Brighton Youth Centre will need to move to other premises.