Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve updated the blog. It’s also been far too long since I’ve been out and about, exploring the places I find myself and sharing beautiful spots.
Sometimes, when a hobby has been allowed to fall fallow; it ends up being easier/better to leave it be. In this case though, I have hugely missed my wanderings and indeed my little write ups and conversations with you all via the blog.
So when Jess (@BookElfLeeds) suggested a mini-mission – to try to source out a few walks that could potentially be used by her Brownie group as a field trip – I jumped at the chance!
Our good friend and Eagle Owl @BookElfLeeds is raising money for her Brownies. Here’s why
When we asked our Brownies what they really wanted to do this year, they told us they wanted to visit London.
We’re a Leeds Brownie unit, based in LS4/LS6, for whom money is tight, and we’d love to give our girls, aged 7-11, the trip of their lives. For most of them it will be their first time visiting London, for some their first time away from home.
We’d love to make this as cheap a trip as possible so that ALL our Brownies can join us, and for that to happen we need your help!
Funds will go initially to cover transport and accommodation costs, and to buy food for the girls. If there is any left over we’d love to have some thing special to look forward to, any suggestions let us know!
We’re travelling down in February. The girls are planning a fundraising Christmas Fair (more details as and when) and our plucky Eagle Owl Jess is going to complete the Leeds Country Way-a 63 round trip all around Leeds-all to raise money.
If you can spare a fiver, that would pay for tea for one of the girls. We’re grateful for every penny and will keep updates on things we’re planning, and let you know how the trip goes!
You’ll be making twenty little girl’s wishes come true with every donation-on behalf of them all THANK YOU for your very kind donations.
If you have a moment, please check out the JustGiving page here!
As you might recall, the original Leeds Book Club Trio will be taking a little walking holiday next month. In order to get myself all prepared, I’ve been trying to get out for longer and more challenging walks.
Today the Elf, The Silent Partner & myself (the original LeedsBookClub trio!) organised a walking holiday for July. Huzzah for future happiness!
Naturally, I’m in no shape for a 13 mile trek (and that’s day 2!!) so the Elf and I headed out to Swinsty Reservoir – one of my favourite spots in Yorkshire – to get some prep walking in!
As regular readers will know, I’m a long time supporter of Minicine, but only recently attended one of their screenings (check out my review for Westwood HEREand Wayne’s World HERE), who are based out of The Palace Picturehouse – one of the world’s smallest fully functional replica’s 1920’s cinemas.
We all of us (well two of us anyway) talk a mile a minute so we manage to cover A LOT of territory. Naturally, we discussed the origins ofMinicineand the ethos that drives it, as well as the challenges of trying to come up with a program of events… let alone the associated audio and video playlists, reviews and pictures that are the playground of the truly obsessed!
Social cinema – as run by Minicine – is all encompassing, featuring cults, classics, foreign films as well as short films and anything else that Abi and Woody can sneak in, which leads to a particularly diverse and inclusive community atmosphere events. SPOILER – we pretty much decide it’s based on the cake amazing films that the team have brought together season by season in the last few years.
Shona and Tom recently recordedat The Vampire Ball – a convention to celebrate the worlds and works of Joss Whedon.
The dynamic duo take a moment to discuss and reflect upon the show that started it all (for us lot anyhoo!) – Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
After successfully identifying themselves as Willow and Xander (well duh guys, seriously!); the pair look at how this show changed their lives for the better; the cult of Whedon theme song (no really) and kitten poker as well as much much more!
Shona also mentioned my Buffy story (which you can read about HERE) which got me to thinking (a dangerous pastime, I know!). So many of my con family have come together directly as a result of this oft derided and under-rated TV series.
What’s your ‘Because of Buffy‘ story?
We’d love to hear from you – how your life has changed ‘because of Buffy‘ – in big ways or small. If you’ve blogged or vlogged or podcast about it, let me know and I’ll get all linky with it!