Legends of the Forest by boxplayer

Legends of the Forest

Me and my fellow Legend of the Forest, Kiean, at Walthamstow bus station - welcoming visitors to the opening event of Waltham Forest's year as London Borough of Culture

Worked from home today first taking a look at my emails about my volunteering shift at the opening even this evening - Welcome to the Forest. We're going to be known as Legends of the Forest. What a legend.

Felt I needed to make sure I had enough time to get ready so decided to take half a day's leave. But did manage to get a bit done, everything on my list in fact which doesn't happen often.

Finished at 2, got my bag and outfit ready, had a shower then grabbed a bit of soup. Decided to get the bus to the YMCA - expenses for travel covered. And found lots of other people in pink there. Signed in, picked up leaflets, a free borough of culture tote bags, a foam hand, and a packed lunch. Then was a bit of sitting around.

One of the volunteer leaders eventually took a bunch of us to our postings. Basically we were to be strung out from in intervals from the bus station to the event sites. Kiean my volunteering buddy was a very nice young chap full of energy and enthusiasm - we ended up being stationed at the bus station.

The bus station staff were also very nice - although we never did quite work out what was happening with the buses on diversion. But met lots of friendly people, gave out information and leaflets and spotted the spots of light from the Nest installation in the park.

Took a break in Costa round the corner from the station and ate my sandwich. And after that it got oddly very quiet even though the event wasn't finishing till 9.30.

Unfortunately one of the volunteers in the other pair at the station turned out to be rather grumpy. He wanted our team leader to sign us off as he felt it was a waste of our time being there with so few people coming through. But even though she said she'd be round about 9.15 she didn't turn up till the end of our shift at 9.45. The guy just thrust his lanyard and stuff at her and stormed off. What a knob end.

Got the bus home after that for crumpets. Dave and F, after several gins, had gone to the event, and though had seen the town hall show, hadn't been able to get into the park light show as the queue was horrendous.

11 January 2019
Walthamstow E17
You both look pretty in pink!
January 16th, 2019  
You both look very pink! Good on you for volunteering
January 20th, 2019  
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