Sponsored walk = DONE AND DONE.
And despite the fact that the weather was awful -- not just rain, but heavy, driving
rain -- the kids were absolute stars. They were in good spirits, or at least good-spiritedly moany spirits, all the way through, even with rain dripping down their faces and squelching in their shoes.
I personally acquired a mini-pond in each of my Doc Martin's...and I was prepared
for the rain with a proper coat and an umbrella. Some of the kids came without either, and in canvas running shoes, and still soldiered on, smiling the whole way.
I am now curled up on the sofa in big, warm, comfy socks trying to get over the slight case of the chills I acquired by the end of the walk. It took us three hours to do the walk -- that was ten kilimetres, plus crossing each of the ten bridges of central London, so we were up and down stairs the whole time as we zigzagged back and forth across the Thames. I don't think I was the only person to end up with the shivers.
All of this is irrelevant to the real main point of this post, which is as follows: THE TRAGICALLY HIP HAVE ANNOUNCED A LONDON DATE FOR SEPTEMBER.
And as of a minute and a half ago, I am the proud possessor of tickets to the gig. It's the first Friday back after the summer break -- something to look forward to and carry me through that tough first week of school.