But it was all worth it to see this dumping ground transform in to a playground for nature. We arrived bright and early at the Fold, the green army ready to go and set up for the big event. Joining us today were a group of young poets from the enchanted land of Birmingham. Heidi set them off around the track to become one with the wood chippings, and write some poetry ready to perform in the afternoon.
There was no time for the rest of us to float around like carrier bags, we had four hours to set up, and holy log burners we needed it. I tell you now dears, getting that big gazebo up was a task and a half, but with many hands on it we soon had it erected. I had created a letterbox using old coffee containers painted red, which we put in the shed for our guests to leave feedback in. I must say we had some lovely comments, someone even liked the letterbox, obviously a person with a taste for a good letterbox.
By 2.00 we had managed to get everything up and ready, the food and drinks stand, crafts table and of course some lovely bunting made by our very own Recycled Crafts team. Then guest begun to arrive, like bees around a hive they gathered by the cakes, but they all seemed to enjoy it. It was nice to finally see the public enjoying the trail and showing off all our hard work.
During our tour up the trail the Mayor presented Emma with her Rooting 4 You certificate and a bottle of champagne, she didn't even ask if we had a mouth on us. Then he went and stuck his big fancy chain over her head - favoritism! While we were there we presented Maria with a bench made by a couple of volunteers, IT had the poor gal in tears, to give a big thank you for all her hard work on the trail. After an emotional tour it was back to the entrance to listen to some poetry. Still think mine was better though, I joke dears. I know it was.
You'll have to wait for our AGM to watch mine and Maria's tour of the trail dears, So I hope to see you there!! Until we meet again, goodnight!