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London calling

Friday, October 19, 2012


The other day I noticed that the London and southeast team www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=10459
was looking for a team leader and in my annual fit of enthusiasm (blink and you'll miss it), signed up.

Am now well into the 'OMG what have I done?' phase. Some team members post regularly, and it would be nice to have more people hanging out in the team forums and drinking the cyberbeer. I'm aware that a few of my current SparkFriends live in London and the southeast and some are already members. I really hope those who are and don't already do so (if you've lost the thread of this how do you think I feel? I wrote it) will drop by to swell the numbers and make intelligent and witty econversation in the cyberpub I've just posted.

If you don't, well I just may go into a decline and stop blogging.

Blackmail, moi? Look, it's the sound of the tumbleweed in the small hours that I can't stand. That and the wind whistling between my ears as I try to think of something witty to say.

Tomorrow (Saturday) I'm going to devote to learning the ropes of being a team leader and the curses will no doubt be flying.

Anyone who's a member of the team should have had an email from me. I did get the email back myself, being a member, so I know I sent it.

The title of this blog is borrowed from this punk classic by The Clash www.youtube.com/watch?v=
EfK-WX2pa8c


And before I forget, here's the link to the actual team to save you scrolling back up www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=10459


PS the pic is from Richmond, near the river. This is how well prepared I am: do not have any pix of well known London sites or sights
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ANGRITTER 11/4/2012 11:05AM

    19-Oct was when I got suckered into leading a team as well! Think they are trying to tell us something? I was the only other person posting each day as we have a small team (RA Fit Chicks Club). And I don't work, so I felt obligated!

But so far, so good!

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NORASPAT 10/26/2012 5:13PM

    I would love to be on the London Team that is where my brother and neice are.
Pat in Maine. US A.

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CONCERNED85 10/23/2012 5:54PM

    Great job for taking on the challenge. You will do great. emoticon emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 10/22/2012 5:49PM

    You will do just fine.

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TURNINGTABLES21 10/22/2012 9:58AM

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PENOWOK 10/22/2012 8:49AM

    Good for you taking on a challenge!! I do wish you the best!!

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TLONSBE 10/22/2012 8:46AM

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L1ZB3TH354 10/22/2012 12:00AM

    I think your fan base is growing! I had to scroll and scroll and scroll til I was able to add my comment. emoticon emoticon

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NEWTINK 10/21/2012 2:51PM

    You will do great ... Just keep talking and eventually they will talk back .. or at least that was my experience lol ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PCASEY7 10/21/2012 1:56PM

    Congrats on volunteering to be a Team Leader! I'm sure you'll be great once you learn the ropes!

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SHEILA1505 10/21/2012 9:49AM

    I remember those gardens - the name might have escaped me though - is it Terrace Gardens, just along from the boat trips and hire boats, along the Thames Path. I used to ride my bicycle all around the area - went to school in Twickenham, have an Aunt living in Petersham. Moved to South Africa in 1970 but frequently visit my old haunts.

Your team sounds interesting - so do your walks

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DAWN14163 10/21/2012 9:21AM

    Well done for volunteering - you'll do a great job! I'd certainly join in if I lived in London....or the South East.....or indeed England. Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 10/21/2012 1:58AM

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CICELY360 10/20/2012 11:05PM

  good blog

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JUSGETTENBY42 10/20/2012 10:14PM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/20/2012 9:45PM

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JAMER123 10/20/2012 9:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Team leading can be a challenge especially to get people involved but it is worth the work!! Best wishes!!

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HEARTS116 10/20/2012 7:53PM

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TERRIJ7 10/20/2012 7:43PM

    You'll be a great leader!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/20/2012 7:32PM

  Am thinking of moving to London just so I can be on your team......... emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 10/20/2012 4:53PM

    emoticon on stepping forward to help lead the team! I'm on a couple of immensely quiet teams, one being for the city I live in. (And, like London, a city with a large enough population you'd think the team would be buzzing.)

The one word of advice I'd give? Don't feel like you're failing as a leader when others aren't active. If just ONE person feels welcomed and encouraged for having you as a team leader, you'll have done emoticon ! Like losing weight, it can take considerable time, effort, and working against the flow - taking our victories in the small things.

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MARYJEANSL 10/20/2012 2:46PM

  Gosh, I wish I lived in England (never mind London) so I could be on your team. Cheers!

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RTTNFLN 10/20/2012 2:25PM

  congratulations

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LIS193 10/20/2012 1:00PM

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KARRENLYNN 10/20/2012 12:51PM

    Congratulations on becoming a team leader. I'm sure you're going to be great. Have a great weekend! :)


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SHOAPIE 10/20/2012 11:42AM

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/20/2012 11:37AM

  You'll do great, I'm sure of it. I hope a reasonable amount of people join your team.

I don't actually know what is involved in being a leader, but you are a wonderful writer, and enthusiastic too.

Can we tease you back... and threaten not to post or cry on our keyboards, if you STOP writing your blogs. I know you'll be more busy, but you can tell us stories still... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 10/20/2012 11:25AM

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NCSUE0514 10/20/2012 11:10AM

    Beautiful~

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LISALGB 10/20/2012 10:08AM

    You will do great!! The team is very lucky to have you for a leader.

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LAURIE5658 10/20/2012 8:52AM

    Best wishes with your team!

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WALLINMW 10/20/2012 8:49AM

  Awesome...good luck!


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WALLINMW 10/20/2012 8:48AM

  Stay motivated!

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GARDENCHRIS 10/20/2012 8:43AM

    You'll do fine! DON'T stop blogging I enjoy your pictures and your wandering around blogs! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 10/20/2012 8:22AM

    Good luck! I"m sure you will be a great leader. Spark on!

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TRYINGHARD54 10/20/2012 7:26AM

    you'll do great.

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BESSHAILE 10/20/2012 7:13AM

    Just don't stop blogging - being across the puddle - I am only a London Team wannabe but I love being carried on virtual tours with you.

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TDWANDD2MYK9 10/20/2012 2:40AM

    I am heading West! But good luck with the team. emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 10/20/2012 2:25AM

    I think being their leader will be great for your team and good for you too. You often get more than you give in support roles like this.
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1BEACHWALKER 10/19/2012 11:44PM

    emoticon Good luck! I am sure you will do fine! Very pretty park picture! emoticon

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LYNNA1968 10/19/2012 11:23PM

    LMBO!!! Looks like your friends are across the pond, I am proud to see your not above blackmail lol.

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LINDAK25 10/19/2012 10:42PM

    Sorry I can't help you fill out your team numbers! I had to comment because everyone at my house loves The Clash/Combat Rock! My husband and I spent hours in the car when our son was learning to drive and that was the background music. Brings back great memories.

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KIPPER15 10/19/2012 9:16PM

    You will be a great team leader. You are fun and funny and write super blogs. Michigan is a bit far from London so I guess I am out of luck. emoticon

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REGILIEH 10/19/2012 8:08PM

    I was thrilled to get the email that you would be the leader. I probably shouldn't be on the team since I live in the states but I have had the fortune to go to London and surrounding areas many times and I love it so that I joined the team. I did wonder how you would find the time to take this on too and I hope everyone you have black mailed to sign up signs up because I would cry missing your blogs and beautiful photos. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 10/19/2012 8:05PM

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GHOTIB 10/19/2012 7:30PM

  I second CHRIS3874. I can't afford to visit London either, being across the pond, but it's a dream destination of mine someday!! Good for you for taking on leadership here, even if was something of an accident? :) Your blog friends are all behind you, even if we're not from your part of the world. You can do this! :D

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CHRIS3874 10/19/2012 7:10PM

    I would love to join only I am just a colonial and I have never even been to London (not for a lack of wanting to but due to a lack of funds).

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CHRISSYM30 10/19/2012 7:01PM

    I am sure you will do a fantastic job as a team leader. As sparkguy says, "I'll be rooting for you. Sparkcheers!" lol emoticon

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