It's great to combine doing good in the community whilst exercising, and having a lot of fun with like minded people. You don't have to be a fast runner to join, you can be a slow runner, a jogger or even a walker, as I am.
21 Month Streak
Sat 26th Nov at 12:30pm
Abby, Jules Val & I flash-planted the North End street garden.
It took just half an hour to plant 5kg of daffodil bulbs, 50 tulips and hyacinths, plus some cuttings from Abby's garden.
Look out for plenty of colour in the Spring!
Sat 26th Nov at 10:00am
We met for our regular end of month litter pick at Great Salterns this morning. We were minus Katie due to an 'eventful' dog walk yesterday where a tree won ☹️. Speedy recovery soon Katie. Jo met up with Sinéad and Laura who had run parkrun beforehand, whilst Aoife was bar code scanning and Tony was tail walking. Val, Judy and Tess soon arrived and we grabbed our pickers and bags and headed towards the bushes near the golf course. Usually a lot of litter accumulates here due to the wind but we found it quite clean. We headed around the perimeter and picked what we found which wasn't as bad as it usually is although we still found bags of dog poo which were left on benches. Its obviously getting colder as we didn't find any items of clothing but collected plenty of recycling and rubbish.
Thu 17th Nov at 6:30pm
3 goodgymers helped the artists of the we shine portsmouth Festival. We creates octopus eggs from balloons and fabric and help maintain calm orderly queues around the cathedral. It is always lovely to do a different task and this one had the advantage of beautiful lights and great company!
Wed 16th Nov at 6:00pm
In the biblical rain and flooded pavements we could have probably used an ark this evening... On the plus side, Sam (the task owner) did only give us the indoor jobs to do.
St Wilfred's church has its final service on Sunday, Tracey has been part of the musical accompaniment to many services here and Jen came to preschool here so they both had a walk down memory lane. Everyone else had nostalgic memories evoked by some of the different pieces we found in the areas we were helping clear.
Half the team were in the kitchen emptying the cupboards and pantry of glasses, vases, cleaning equipment and more tea towels than I've ever seen including a Muppet Show one that must have been from the 80s!
The other half of the team were upstairs getting their steps up emptying the cupboards of large bibles and various robes and associated materials.
Everything was put in the small hall for transport to St Mary's and St Faith's, scrap metal or donation to other causes / tip!
We managed to dry off and warm up before heading back out into the flooded streets for our journeys home.
Thanks team, great to see you all and let me know if you find an ark anywhere!
Wed 16th Nov at 6:00pm