Go Strolling

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!

Find out more about Books in Homes here.
We are most definitley walking the bridge again with Books in Homes in next year!

One Response to Go Strolling

  1. Hi Chris and Bini, thanks for waking up so early in the morning to join our Books in Homes Stroll!!! We also appreciate very much of all the times you’ve volunteered to speak to the students at our schools. Books in Homes is very fortunately to have you as our Role Model! THANK YOU!

    Hester Lau September 17, 2012 at 10:00 am Reply

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