I for International or “WIMA – connecting people”

After a summer that never seems to end, I’m now settled in the South of England for a while. I’m house sitting for WIMA-friends who are travelling in Africa. Following that the last weekend camping up at Haggs Bank was a wee bit cold in the morning hours, I’m happy for the comfort of a house – although I especially appreciate the terrace and I bring my books out to study in the sun as often as possible.

Being settled in one place also means that I can take part in activities more easily and last weekend was an exciting one. Double events were taking place in Brighton so I packed up and went over to stay with Sue, from WIMA. The shop, On the Wheel, were having an opening event and she was prepping for a stall so I came along and helped. We spent the day chatting to female riders, members and non-members alike, about biking and all our activities within the organisation. I truly appreciate these meetings, it is one of many reasons why I’m happy to represent WIMA as vice-president! I was once asked if i get paid and the answer is, simply, it isn’t a paid job – it is a lifestyle 🙂

WIMA members - old and new at the On the Wheel opening
WIMA members – old and new at the On the Wheel opening

In addition to this, a group from WIMA Belgium was over for a short holiday and we took the opportunity to meet up with them for dinner on Friday. It is a funny thing with WIMA, even though we had not met previously we connected instantly – it is the power of the sisterhood of WIMA, all these friends that you have not yet met!

English pub dinner with WIMAs from Belgium, GB and Sweden
English pub dinner with WIMAs from Belgium, GB and Sweden
A great little ride escorting the Belgian WIMAs towards Dover - lovely to meet you and thanks for insisting to pay for the meal!
A great little ride escorting the Belgian WIMAs towards Dover – lovely to meet you and thanks for insisting to pay for the meal!
Sue and I chilling out on Brighton seafront after a hectic weekend
Sue and I chilling out on Brighton seafront after a hectic weekend – thanks a lot for hosting me this ace weekend!

Now I’m back in the house and my focus is getting ready for my birthday-charity run supporting Pikilily – a project in Tanzania run by WIMA GB member and world traveller Claire Elsdon. I will post the details by tonight, stay tuned!

 

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