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Yesterday was the day of a long planned picnic with my good friend Gabriel (aged two), his aunt and my intern Phoebe. The unexpected rain could have put a dampener on it... but no way. It was great to get to try out my super light weight tarp, and anyway we had umbrellas and waterproofs and a beautiful lunch. #nosuchthingasbadclothes!! [embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/123528527@N07/14619708385/in/set-72157645609239051/player/width=75height=75frameborder=0allowfullscreenwebkitallowfullscreenmozallowfullscreenoallowfullscreenmsallowfullscreen/iframe There are some more photos on the Outdoor Peeps Flikr stream, with huge thanks to Gabe's mum Jess for thee permission and the lunch! And to the teachers on strike so we got this chance... We were doing the Haggerston walk from the #HackneyWildWalks set, We didn't get all the way round - when you are two years old, a couple of hours playing outside in the rain was enough and anyway we walked - and scooted - from London Fields. PJ56044_Wild Walks A3 version.indd Do please share your photos and stories about your #HackneyWildWalks or indeed your #WildWalks anywhere! Make the outdoors an adventure, there is always something to discover.  

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Well we've discussed the right shots with the photographer, and apparently the Sunday Times are interested... We just need to get up the mountain!! Weather today just fine so far. The camp is half up and Outdoor People has it's first volunteer - 21 year old Philip being amazing.

20140509-054749 pm.jpg Although half way here he said "I miss wifi..."! Unfortunately given the forecast several of the wonderful families of first time campers from Hackney with kids under 6 are no longer coming. It would not be the best introduction! But though he's no longer coming here, the lovely Urvesh from Gujurati Rasoi of Dalston gave us an amazing curry to enjoy later. His son Jai I know was very much looking forward to his first trip - we will plan another very soon! So we will be a party of experienced teens and adults tomorrow - though at least one of my friends is new to mountain hiking, and a couple haven't done much. We have done our risk benefit assessments and have back up plans for if it's dire! This is the forecast...

20140509-055958 pm.jpg And add in mountain forecast of high winds... Hmm. I'm glad my brother and fellow Wild Networker Andrew from Britain on Foot are joining us! They will know for sure I'd it's just too dangerous.. So we've got a mini projector loaded up with Project Wild Thing trailer, our PWT TShirts, our Outdoor People hats and waterproofs and cheese sandwiches. And the route has been chosen by 15 year old Phoebe, leading us as it's in celebration of National Children's Day UK!

20140509-061336 pm.jpg Wish us luck everyone!! There are still places to come join us in the evening for the screening of a Project Wild Thing at Plas Y Brenin, booking handy but not essential. Enjoy some outdoors everyone!

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