Emmaus, plums and picnics

Friday was the last night of the town bumps and so I braved the rain to go out and cycle up and down the towpath supporting the race. It really is the best kind of fun. Mum and me cycled down the Baits Bite Lock assessing which team we thought was the best and then when the four minute gun went off we’d position ourselves alongside them and wait for the one minute gun and then the start. There is the sound of splashing oars, cheering supporters and the crunch of gravel underneath bicycle tyres as you speed up the path. The speed and the excitement are thrilling. It’s the best night out I’ve had for ages!

On Saturday the sun came out so we cycle down the towpath to Milton, on to Landbeach and then to Waterbeach in search of Emmaus a community for homeless people. They have a large shop there selling all sorts of recycled things and furniture. They even have new pine furniture they make there. If you’ve got stuff you’d like to donate to them you can drop it off or ask for it to be picked up. We just happened to be there for the Solidarity Sale for Emmaus International so everything was half price and we had great fun bargain hunting.
We cycled back picking plums and munching them. There are lots of plum and apple trees and apples seem to be very early this year. We’re already enjoyed plums and custard several times as well as blackberry and apple crumble this year and we now have a freezer stuffed full of plums that should last us a good few weeks.

I then popped along to the Stop The War picnic on Lammas Land near the play area before calling it a day and having an early night.

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