I think that this weekend was pretty much the first consistently sunny weekend of walks I've had all year. If not ... then it certainly seems that way. So, for this reason, it was particularly nice to see Guglielmo and Zuzana again, who came on a walk at the beginning of the year, when the weather was rather different ... like this in fact:
This Saturday, they were joined by Anna Maria from Italy, Emre from Turkey, Sonal from Mumbai and Amanda from ... Leatherhead. Here they are next to the statue of Samuel Johnson's cat Hodge, which always provides a good spot for a photo.
By-the-way ... contrary to how the photo looks, Guglielmo is not a member of the SAS, but is sporting some rather funky sunglasses he found along the way.
In the afternoon, Emre did the afternoon walk as well and was joined by Ginni from the States, who had just arrived in London after spending a few days in the Cotswolds. Here they are on London Bridge, often confused with the more iconic Tower Bridge behind it. Funnily enough, the river Thames actually starts in the Cotswolds.
Sundays east London walk saw another 'repeat offender' as I call them, who was Caroline, back for her third walk with me and second jaunt around Old Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Spitalfields. Thinking about it, there was another member of the group who was doing their second walk with me, and that was Hendricks ... the dog. Weirdly, his owner Sarah ... had never been before. See if you can work that one out? Anyway ... unfortunately, Hendricks had a scheduled veterinary appointment (due to having a seed stuck down his ear) so had to leave early. Despite this, the rest of us, a group made up of Australians and Brazilians, carried on. Here they are in Bunhill Fields cemetery.
Most ridiculous sunglasses - Guglielmo
Most Brazilian - Rodrigo & Patricia
Most unsuitable coat - Hendricks
Veteran Bowl Of Chalker - Caroline
A special award for putting up with me for an entire day - Emre
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