It’s a good Monday to read a blog post. This blog post to be concise.

After our laid back Monday last week, we worked in the office like normal for the next two days. Afterwards, we did what we do every week. Max had training and kayaking, I had a football match, which is always loads of fun.

On Thursday, we set off early to Manchester for a European Solidarity Corps conference “Engaging Volunteers and Changing Lives”. It was a good way to learn more about the EU Solidarity Corps, meet other volunteers and to see some of our colleagues and fellow EuroPeers there. We got to stay at a very smart hotel, which we then had to check out of again on Friday when we made our way back to Keswick.

Edyta, Alexandra, Max, Emilia

On Saturday we went on a mission to go see Avengers Endgame. We took the bus to Penrith and watched all three hours of the film in the cinema there. After catching our very late bus back to Keswick, we met up with a friend to see the Festival of Lights. This is when walkers line up on Catbells at night with head torches to create a beautiful light spectacle. This is just a picture I snapped with my phone but you can find beautiful and impressive pictures of this event on the internet. It was quite cold after the sun had gone down but it was well worth the frozen toes.

The lights on Catbells

Yesterday was the Keswick Half Marathon. Max took part in it and managed to fundraise some money for The Lakes Calvert Trust. I’m not keen on running, let alone 13 odd miles of it, so I volunteered as marshal and got to hand out t-shirts for the finishers, including Max. At the end of the day we were all pretty knackered, Max most of all, naturally, but not enough to not have a celebratory pint in the pub.

Max with in his fundraising vest after the finish

By Emilia