Ahh. The sweet smell of Dencorub and muscle linament filled the early moring train carriage. It must be the Sydney Running Festival – and then when we walked onto Milson’s Point Station we definitely knew we were in the right place. Not only was the aroma so very, very strong but there were a gazillion bodies dressed in varying forms of running gear (and lots of lycra). And no – we weren’t running. We were in the family and community groups section of the running festival. We strolled across the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of the orange-clad Books In Homes crew. It was an absolute thrill to be part of the team (thanks Hester for organising our gathering) and we must have stood out because as we crossed the finish line (46 minute stroll) at the Botanical Gardens our team was congratulated over the PA system! Yeah for Books in Homes!
Not sure about Books in Homes? It is one of the organisations which I am delighted to be involved in. Books in Homes Australia’s vision is to re-awaken a sense of wonder in children and excitement in parents, by creating an Australia where every child and family has access to books of choice at home. There are Books in HomesRole Models across the country. We volunteer to inspire young readers and are featured in the Books in Homes catalogues, participate in school Book Giving Assemblies, and promote the enjoyment of reading … something that is right down my alley!
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]