Who’d have thought it? Such an unexpected surprise when the twelve guests arrived at Eastfield Lodge this weekend. I was greeted by exclamations of “Haven’t we met you before, Penny? Was it by any chance last year… on the Great Wall of China?!”
Sure enough, this group, who met when trekking on a remote section of the Great Wall to raise money for a Kidney Charity, had literally crossed paths with a group I was leading. To make it more coincidental, their group had been led by a guide I’d worked with in Dorset at an Outdoor Centre and hadn’t seen for six years! I was quick to send a message to Martin to let him know who was here with us for dinner!
A small world indeed. It was wonderful to see the group again in their recognisable purple shirts heading off for an ambitious yomp up Penhill but as keen as ever. They are, at this very moment, enthusiastically devouring freshly made Victoria sponge and jumping into hot, well deserved showers. The lodge has provided the ideal venue for their reunion.
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