For those who don't know it is a fundraiser for the Cancer Society.
The idea is that the team walks for 24 hours in relays.
We did it in half hour slots, quite manageable.
a Chinese Lion Dance done by 6 and 7 year olds,
it was quite something to watch.
Zumba to take part in,
at 7:30 in the morning - I watched.
Non stop music throughout.
And friends to catch up with...
but we hadn't seen each other since I finished work
so we had a good old catchup.
Then we went to find hot tea and coffee to warm up again.
My youngest daughter and my grand daughter came to pick me up at 10:30am.
I was ready for the off by then and left the morning shift to carry on.
But did I get to go home ? Oh no.
Grand daughter had to be dropped at her boyfriends house,
then it was back across the city to pick up eldest daughter
so she could come out to our place to pick up the truffles
she had bought as part of our fund raiser.
I didn't mind really, but I was ready for a proper cup of tea and my bed.
We had the cuppa and just as I was about to head to bed
youngest daughter says
" Mum, I don't know how much sleep you're going to get,
Dom's just arrived to do the hedge".
I went to bed anyway.
Dom did the hedge.
Then the neighbours did their hedge.
Eventually I got out of bed again and was surprised
to see I'd actually managed 4 hours.
At least I'd rested and probably dozed though it didn't feel like it.
As a team we managed to raise $3400,
not too bad an effort really.