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Wed 22nd Nov at 6:15pm
This evening’s task saw us return to the lovely charity, Motherwell where we had a great task of being Vinted sellers for the night!!
Before getting started on the task.Karen, Nigel, Maurice, and Nicola set off for a nice evening walk. The weather was cool but dry tonight and made for a pleasant walk. We headed down towards the park and then did a circular route back up Valley Road and back to Motherwell. I know I say this every week, but it truly always is a pleasure to catch up with everyone and hear about what they’ve been up to in the past week. You don’t even notice how much time has passed when you’re busy chatting and before we knew it, we’d done 2 miles and were back at Motherwell.
Tonight’s task was to take photographs of a rather large pile of clothes, and make a list of all the item details ready for Motherwell staff to load onto the Vinted site. It was a fun task and we all found the roles that seemed to suit us best. Karen (who has the neatest handwriting I’ve ever seen) documented all the item particulars, I took the photos and Maurice put the items onto hangers and styled them - and very good he was at it too! I think you may have found a new vocation in life there Maurice. Youve quite a flair for fashion there!!
There were two highlights to the evening tonight. One was the yummy brownies that Karen kindly bought for us all to enjoy and secondly were the chips that Nigel went and got from the chippy and kindly allowed us all to partake off!
As always, it was a lovely evening with lovely people doing something good for a lovely charity. We hope that the items you sell on Vinted make lots of money for the charity.
Well done everyone. An amazing nights work tonight.
Have a great week, take care and see you all soon.
Lots of love as always Nicola Xxx
Wed 8th Nov at 6:15pm
It was lovely to be back at St Andrews this evening, but it was even lovelier to see Nigel back with us tonight. We’ve really missed you Nigel.
Before starting our task tonight, we headed out for a walk. We took it easy, and enjoyed a good chat along the way. Catching up with everybody and hearing how their week has been and what they’ve been up to is one of the highlights of my week.
Back at the task, we were given our job for the evening. It was moving furniture and doing a bit of organising. We had to get a large metal cupboard from the church hall to the church using a trolley. The task was easily manageable between us - I’m just glad that it was still early in the evening, because the noise that the trolley made on the pavement could’ve quite easily woken the entire street!! Once the cupboard was in place, we did a small amount of organising before returning the trolley back to his rightful home in the church hall. With the task complete, we headed off to the pub (well it would’ve been rude not to given that we haven’t seen Nigel for a few weeks!).
I loved our time together this evening, chatting, and having a good laugh about all kinds of things. Wednesdays have always been one of my favourite nights of the week, and tonight was no exception.
Thank you for the much needed laughs and great company. And thank you for being amazing as always!
Have a great week, look after yourself and see you soon.
Lots of love Nicola Xxx
Sun 5th Nov at 8:30am
4 GoodGymmers brought sparkle and made the event go off with a bang at the Guy Fawkes junior parkrun in our beloved park!
It was lovely to see Nigel at junior parkrun, gently helping with the set-up as well as being a course marshal. Emily, Maurice and Karen also made superb cheerleaders around the course, with Karen taking on the roles of volunteer coordinator and first timers welcome to make sure all the essential roles were covered and people knew what to do.
It turned into a beautiful morning with the sun shining, and 70 juniors ran, walked and skipped around the course - many of the juniors with grown ups too. It really is a beautiful thing to do on Sunday mornings, it fills your heart with joy to see the juniors having fun and staying fit.
Sat 14th Oct at 8:00am
Wow! Where do I begin?
Firstly, the day began with heavy rain, which we thought was in for the duration. Karen, Nigel & I were setting up this week's course and were pretty soggy by the time we'd finished!!
It was lovely to once again be with lovely friends, combining two of our all time favourite things... Goodgym and Parkrun. Today was particularly special as Karen & Nigel were celebrating some pretty gigantic milestones....
Both were celebrating 100 parkruns and Karen 250 Volunteers and Nigel 200 volunteers!!! What an incredible achievement (not to mention the achievement of engineering it so that they all fell on the same day! Lol!). These two are literally parkrun die hards!!
Today Maurice was timekeeping and Emily was on token sorting (rather her than me!).
We celebrated these amazing milestones with coffee and cake (obviously!).
It was a lovely morning spent with the loveliest of people.
Wed 11th Oct at 6:15pm
It’s getting to that time of year when we begin to struggle to find indoor tasks (or any task doe that matter, lol!). Dark nights and colder weather make for challenging evenings. All of that said we never let it stop us from getting stuck in, and tonight was no exception.
Karen, Nigel Maurice and Nicola came together for a good old GoodGym litter pick!! A popular and rewarding task that we always enjoy!!
Before getting started, we set out on our usual pre-task fitness session. The weather had been dreadful all day, but true to GoodGym style, the rain stopped, and we were lucky to have a dry evening. We set off for a very brisk lap of Queens Park - I don’t think we saw another soul on our walk but we did see several squirrels! It was lovely to catch up with Karen, Nigel and Maurice and hear about their weeks and what they’d been up to.
With our fitness session complete, we set to work with our pickers, bags and torches. We walked the circumference of the park, picking up litter as we went. We filled 4 full bin bags – not bad for an hour litter picking in the dark!
Well done folks, another good deed done and the streets around the park are now looking tidy in preparation for Parkrun on Saturday 😉
Have a great week everyone and see you soon.
Lots of love Nicola Xxx