Volunteer Christina reflects on a busy Green Health Week (8th to 16th May 2021).
Well this morning I am having a well earned rest after Green Health week. With so much going on I couldn’t fit everything I wanted to do but managed a fair amount watching virtual walks round the parks of Dundee along with regular virtual craft group and exercise classes I also managed some real life events and thought I would write this blog about those.
It began for me on Monday with our own plant swap at the V&A community garden space in Mary Slessor Gardens. The weather was not looking too good at start but the rain managed to hold off until right at the end when unfortunately it poured down so a soggy end to a fairly successful session.
I also found a treasure hunt disc while there so a double whammy!!!
Friday was the next real life event with Litter Pick in the Arboretum with a black bag in one hand and a grabber in the other. It was nice that there wasn’t too much litter to pick up but a couple of glass bottles and the plastic bags from folks sandwiches are better in the bin so an hour well spent!!
I also found my second treasure hunt disc in the garden. I’m afraid that’s all I got but will keep an eye out when in other green spaces around Dundee. Anyone got them all?
Saturday was a trip over to Dawson Park for a go on the E-Trikes. It was a come and try session which was good for me as I have not been on a bike for at least a couple of decades and wasn’t sure if my balance (or knees!) would be up to it but, though my knee wasn’t keen in first instance it soon settled, and it was great fun. We started the session just pedalling normally to get control of trike but at end of session the electric power was switched on and we were off!!! It was fantastic fun.
The session was very well run with instruction and support given as required so keep an eye out for ReDiscover Dundee’s come and try sessions it was fun and tailored to all levels.
A Flamkucken from Serendipity on Saturday evening rounded off the week nicely having picked it up, it was eaten sitting in car looking out over the Tay.
Text and photos by Christina Howie.