WorldWithoutWine claims to be a “social network” so we are busy getting social. Last Sunday some of us got physical and did the Spar 5k walk. Zaida volunteered to do the admin although may not have realised at the time that this involved going to Philippi township to collect the goodie bags for the group.
It was June the chihuahua’s first visit to a township and she was quite intrigued – in the picture you can see her checking out the bags for dog friendly snacks. Considering this event was supposed to be a “healthy” one it was surprising to see the amount of sugar filled drinks and snacks in the goodie bag. They weighed a ton and thanks to everyone generously donating goodie bags to Red Cross Hospital Zaida had to gather them up again to deliver to the hospital.
Even though it had been billed as a “Ladies Walk” Husband announced he would be coming with..
In my mind I was expecting a few hundred people – in fact there were TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND people there so had to park miles away and had to walk about 5k to get the starting point. Vague arrangements to meet “near MacDonalds” proved impractical as there were thousands of people “near MacDonalds” – all wearing identical t-shirts. Husband’ mood was deteriorating by the minute and he kept asking me “what is this for?” – sadly could not remember what it was for so just told him to stop moaning. Amazingly we managed to locate a few WWW ladies and joined the massive queue waiting to start. After the long walk to get to the starting point – and then the 40 minute wait before we could start was pretty worn out before we began. Husband perked up briefly when they played Gangnam Style at full volume but as soon as we hit the road he was looking for an escape route and soon legged it back home. Think the next social event will involve sipping mocktails in a calm and quiet environment.
In other news there are three more workshops scheduled – one in Cape Town on May 21st – then we are branching out to other locations – one in Joburg on July 9th and another in Somerset West on 23rd July – more details here
Check out this TED talk from Glennon Doyle Melton who comes up with the analogy of addiction being like a comforting cloak – removing the cloak leaves one feeling raw and exposed – getting worse before it gets better – but it does get better – love the title of her talk “lessons from the mental hospital” – check it out HERE
Finally to end on a green note a big thank you to Janis Theron who sent in 15 practical ways to save the planet – link is HERE