Chris W was SO quick off the mark today with these photos from Steph and Carole's Elsecar walk. No report from any of the walkers today yet, but the photos speak for themselves. Smiling faces and bright blue skies. the only thing missing appears to have been a band to play on the Bandstand!
Thanks Chris for the photos, and Steph and Carole for the walk.
This makes a change people! Here's me talking about something other than walks and coffee shops! So, here's what I wanted to tell you.
The weekly Pilates classes in Notton Village Hall have just started up again after the summer break. A lot of WWWN members go to these classes and quite a few of you have asked for more information about them. Young Jane from Woolley, Elaine B, Jan B, Gwenda when she's in one piece, and I all benefit from the teachings of Jane Dillon, our brilliant Pilates teacher. I've attended a fair few classes in my time and can tell you that Jane is a right rare blend; not only is she highly qualified to teach but she's also really great fun so we all enjoy her classes, whatever she puts us through (well ... sort of!)
Jane's speciality is teaching middle/older aged folk too, so young skinny slips of things in skimpy lycra numbers are a scarcity. I know I'm not the only one to be delighted with this!
So, if you're one of the folk who has asked about our classes with a mind to joining us, now is the time! If you haven't asked and this is news to you - now is the time!
Seriously, we know that our Pilates classes help keep us supple and we want to share this with you. You can download Jane Dillon's flyer at the bottom of the page, but here's the gist of it.
Notton Village Hall - Tuesdays
iMovefreely Pilates 12:00 – 1:00
£6 per session
This is a system of injury prevention & movement preparation techniques, preceded by Pilates exercises, floor and standing work. Mats provided
Postural stability Instruction 1:30 – 2:30
£6 per session
A functional, challenging evidence-based session with seated and standing work, centering on senior students meeting their appropriate exercise needs, including balance/falls prevention exercises.
A Health history consent form must be completed before starting class, so please come a bit early to complete a form if you are new to the class.
Phone: Jane Dillon on 07947563806
Thank you for your time, and hope to see you in Notton Village Hall soon. Darrel x
Judging by the walk report I received from Margaret S the walk she led on Stanage Edge was a bit lively!
"The weather forecast was WRONG! We knew there was a slight chance of light showers but we weren't expecting the hailstorm which hit us just as we were finishing lunch. However, I think everyone enjoyed the 'invigorating' climb up to Stanage Edge for the wonderful views which we enjoyed in-between the showers. A member of another walking group had the misfortune to fall but luckily Carole was nearby and was able to administer first-aid. Well done Carole! Tea and home-made cake afterwards at the church hall in Hathersage was very welcome.
We were all sorry Gwenda wasn't able to be on the walk following her accident but we all send her our best wishes."
In return, Gwenda wrote a note of thanks to Margaret
"Hi everyone, I would just like to send a huge public thank you to Margaret S for leading the walk we had planned together as unfortunately I now have a pot on my arm! - whatever next? I think she had even followed Jayne's example and baked a surprise treat, and from what I can gather they experienced every form of weather today but were very lucky to find tea and cake 🍰 in the village hall near the beautiful church there. I’m gutted I couldn’t join you as it’s my favourite place or as some might say I will do anything to avoid leading a walk or driving ! but this was a bit extreme! Sounds like a good turn out too. Thanks again Margaret best wishes Gwenda xx
And here are the photos which show the WWWN staples; walks and cakes!