Happy Birthday to Ann H! What a glorious day for a birthday but it’s a shame it will not be an all-family affair garden party. Maybe there will be a chance to physicallyl meet up with family for everyone. There will be a lot of cake and prosecco all round, I’m sure.
After another rubbish sleepless night, I went out at 5.40 am heading towards the Club to water Rita’s Garden before it got very hot – 27C today, I believe. (The green sprinkler system seemed to have worked well and I didn’t need to do the garden!)
By the time I reached Richmond, having passed only a few runners, there were kayakers and paddle boarders out on the river. The river was so calm, it was almost mirror-like in places. The Canadian Geese with their large clutch of goslings were snuggled on the river bank, the blackbirds were out singing and scooting around for the early bird worms. It was so pretty and would have been idyllic had there not been so many cars and vans out and litter – crisp bags, bottles and cans just left on the ground. Why, oh why, oh why do people think its not their responsibility to take the rubbish home or even put it in a bin? I’m turning into a grumpy old woman!
On the plus side, nearly every runner cyclist passed on the tow path said “Morning” so that was good!
The green has quite a few bookings today which is good. Maybe next week more of you would like to venture onto it? It’s a little bit pushy but it’s swinging. Bishop Duppas, Sunbury and Masonians are up and running with West Ealing opening on Sunday and Hampton too.
We are approaching Bowls England to see if we can have spectators ie members who aren’t playing outdoors and partners, as we have the space for people to sit 2m apart BUT we have to tow the line for this week and ensure all the safety measures are in place and working for you. I’m sure BE will be approached by other clubs asking the same thing so maybe the Guidelines will be updated sooner than later. Let’s hope so. It would be really lovely to see more of you. One step at a time though!
Anyone fancy taking up paddle boarding in the meantime?!