Over two and a half years ago, two people ... one called Christina, the other, Dave Shaw ... came on one of my first ever Saturday walks. Last Saturday they returned for their fourth weekend walk with me, joining an incredibly elite group of people who have achieved or perhaps managed to complete such a feat, like a strange test of endurance. The group they have joined is so elite that I think it previously consisted of one, a lady called Denise Rhodes. It was a walk of what I call 'repeat offenders', as Christina's brother Tim and his wife Sarah were back for their second walk, and John from Boston was also returning for the second time, bringing with him this time, his wife Kathy. We also had some first timers in the form of Anne (AKA Petal) and the Guarino family from the States.
You may wonder why I chose to take the photo of the group next to a lamp post, but it is the only surviving gas destructor lamp left in London. I think someone reversed their lorry in to the original one a few years ago, but never-the-less, it is still on 24 hours a day, burning off the sewage (methane) that runs beneath it, which is why the street it can be found on, Carting Lane, is sometimes known as 'Farting Lane'.
Sunday's walk around east London saw a couple more people, Mandi and Owen back for their second walk. They brought with them their friend Barbara and the ensemble was completed by a family from Warrington. Here they are at Columbia Road flower market.
Also, as I didn't do my 'weekend roundup' from the previous week, or indeed, the week before that ... and maybe even the weekend before that. Here they are.
Oldest - Barbara (80 and a half)
Looked most like Jake Gyllenhaal - Marc
Best moustache - No winners
Most tall blond people in one group - Sun 13th July
Bowl Of Chalk
Bowl Of Chalk based shenanigans.