Incredibly busy tour guideLast update: 10.05.12 First posted: 23.04.12 by Estelle in Tours
I am borrowing busy woman’s style this time as I am really behind with my tour blogs
It’s been an incredible time with around 100 people coming for tours already this year and it’s only April. We’ve had film makers and reporters, folk from the UK and abroad.
We met Gabby form Germany and Ariel from Italy who filmed and recorded their way around the town, interviewing folk as they went, seen here with Miss Kershaw of The national school growing club.
We were joined by Steve & Bob two chaps who had driven all the way from Basingstoke to find out about IET with a view to starting something there.
several groups came for first Sunday tours like Selina from Manchester
MSc environmental management and her partner, so fit they cycled here
We had a visit from www.impermanencefilm.org film makers
Richard, Michelle and one and a half year old daughter, Grace.
They are going to journey around the globe, meeting and documenting inspiring and replicable solutions to the stumbling blocks faced in creating a kinder more sustainable world. Just think of the wonders young Grace will see.
some groups came for a whole day and ate in Tod’s restaurants like the visitors from Holt Park in the stop me and join one blog
The weather improved again for Cycling4SEEd couple Marika and Michael, who are cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats delivering workshops in schools and visiting community projects to celebrate and encourage sustainability education.
We dropped by Tod’s lucky dog to ensure good luck for their ride
Tod High head teacher Helen Place joined us for the tour and explained the Food Hub the school and IET joint project in food sustainability
Here Helen shows us the foundations
Then one afternoon I got a text from Sarah of Kingston upon Thames who had missed a Sunday visit when the trains were suddenly cancelled. She said she was arriving at Tod station to take a look around, so as I was already in town I went along and met her from the train, we did a tour and I answered a few questions to help with her dissertation for university. This was a one off as Sarah had been so disappointed at missing the earlier tour.
That brings us almost up to date, last week we had our cousins Incredible Edible Wakefield over, its always fun, when incredible edible family come and visit us.
We were joined by Lucy Wright (far left) a member of Youth Council for Wyre. Lucy is speaking to her local Council on 25th April in a Young Persons Question Time and wanted to find out about us before hand. Good luck Lucy you will be fab
Wakefield were great fun as you can see, here is Andy trying out the
living sculpture waggle dance hive on the towpath
Thursday was Oldham council officers and residents and Mararet and her husband who are setting up a Community veg garden on some previously unused land in Bebington, Wirral. Hope they found it useful we look forward to hearing how they get on.
Friday afternoon Juliana from California came to visit Walsden and the town centre growing. Juliana and her family are coming to Tod for ten weeks in June to get to know us inside out.
Wednesday I am showing round Mary from Malaya who wants to start on incredible over there.
So there we are dear reader all up to date, it’s a busy life but I love every minute.
If you fancy joining me and becoming a tour guide showing folk our incredible town just email me
Sorry no money involved just the fun of showing off incredible Tod and the enjoyment of a job well done
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