Yesterday's Memory Walk, in aid of the Alzheimer's Society, appears to have been a great success. Hundreds of people turned out for the walk. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us. There was a chilly breeze from time to time, but the Sun was out more often than not, and the autumn colours looked splendid. The only snag was a malfunctioning camera! Other than a few shots, it decided to over-expose so most of our pics were useless.
The event was extremely friendly, well organised and marshalled. Thanks to all volunteers involved.
Just before the start I was admiring this marvellous bit of wood sculpture on the edge of Cooper's Field, just behind Cardiff Castle:
The 6km walk took us out of central Cardiff, along the Taff, up toward Pontcanna Fields. Along the way there was a chance to spy some wildlife, such as a kingfisher (tiny, but just visible perched on a branch). As a general rule in life, any day when you see a kingfisher is a good day, so this was a Good Day.
And a heron:
My wife and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our fund. Although the amount we raised is just a drop in the ocean compared to the vast challenge of defeating dementia, every bit surely helps. Our Just Giving page will remain open for a few weeks, and we'll be making a matching donation of our own to the Alzheimer's Society.
Wonderful! Particularly love the wood sculpture! People keep telling me to read something other than AR novels - I'm not so sure, but if I did, what would be your go-to read(s)? Thank you, Janet.ReplyDelete
Hi Janet, perhaps have a look at Peter Hamilton's recent Salvation Sequence?Delete
I'd like to co-sign AR's recommendation of Hamilton's Salvation. The main plot thread is firmly space opera, and Hamilton does an amazing job of it, but it's also got detective/thriller elements, fascinating speculation on alien psychology and a relatively near future transformed by one particular technology that impacts almost everything. Hamilton clearly spent a lot of time thinking about all the consequences, from practical to societal, of the tech he introduces. Most of all, the Salvation books are a lot of fun.Delete
Thank you, I'll have a look once I've finished 'Inhibitor Phase'!Delete
In the middle of Inhibitor Phase. Your best book since Redemption Ark imo. Bless you and keep up the amazing work! Also love your blog’s shout out to the FL. I’m going to see them in Toronto next Saturday ;)ReplyDelete
That should be great. I like the new stuff, they seem to be getting weirder with age.Delete