Welcome to the second of my monthly blogs, I hope that this finds you well and safe. So let’s grab a brew and settle in to the May edition of the Official Abbotswood Action Group Blog.
How to be at one with The Force this May? The Force is very much finding balance, so this month I have for you a little music, a little challenge and a word search for you all to enjoy.
For me May begins with a bit of music, Scottish band Runrig do a wonderful song called May Morning, which for us Riggies (supporters of the band) is a bit of a ritual when it comes to 1st May. Never heard it? Check it out on YouTube.
Why this song? As we know the lighter evenings are here, hopefully alongside the warmer weather too. But for me it’s about coming out of the winter and enjoying spring and then summer by getting out and about which brings me on to our little challenge.
A Fond Farewell...
Before I delve in to our little challenge, I would like to take this opportunity to send deepest sympathies to the Queen and the Royal Family.
HRH Prince Philip, The Duke Of Edinburgh was passionate about all sorts of things from wildlife to the Royal Navy and of course volunteering. Not only that but he has left a wonderful legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award which has and will continue to change lives up and down the country.
If you have never done or even heard of the Duke of Edinburgh Award before. It is split into sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and then an expedition at the end. If you are aged between 14 & 25 and interested in doing this please do check out the Yate options click link or if you run a group then check out the same links for options on how to run the award scheme.
With the award in mind, don’t forget you can do all these elements without having to do the award itself and regardless of your age. This month we are challenging you all to take part in getting out and about.
With the lighter evenings and hopefully sunnier days I love getting out and about and doing virtual walks/runs. That's the inspiration for the 'BE AT ONE WITH THE FORCE THIS MAY' challenge.
All you need to do is go out one day or evening and go as far as you can. Simply log by sending us photos or if you have a tracking app on your phone or device then please do send us a screen shot of your achievements. In return we'll send you your challenge certificate.
Have a twitter account? Tag your distance with the hashtag #AAGBlogChallenge For this Be at One with the Force this May Challenge you do not have to go far at all, sometimes I do 5K or even 2K for a little time out, so enjoy and do what you can and please follow current COVID guidelines.
Some Extra Fun And Games...
Over the next few months look out for new skills to learn, and of course any time you can drop in or email us for plenty of volunteering opportunities.
Tweet Tweet - We are on Twitter –. Not only will there be an instant link to this blog, but there will be more exciting posts and updates as we go on through the year, so feel free to Tweet us at https://twitter.com/AAGBlog001. Keep an eye out for any hashtags in our activities and blog posts. And please do tag us on Twitter so we can see what great activities you have been up to.
It would be very remiss of me not to mention Star Wars with May 4th being 'May 4th be with you' or should I say 'May the Force be with you'. If you are on Instagram this account will be taken over by a little Stormtrooper so do check out the Stormtroopers adventures click here (from 1st May)
As a little something extra this month I have designed a word search based on the award part of this blog. Please have a go! With thanks to https://thewordsearch.com Don’t forget to feedback as we love to hear what you have been up to as well as what you think of this blog.
Thanks for reading and see you next month for our blog which will focus on wellbeing.
Take care and stay safe Pen x
Our current author is our AAG Committee member Pen Bailey. If you would like to be a guest blogger please do contact us here at AAG