The night before, my cuz Sara was hard at work beautifying Red and perhaps she made her look too good. For on the day, Red thought she was a designer tyre! In fact Red became a little high maintenance....
It did not help that at the start of the event, TG was a little confused about the directions and was like a sheep following a group of walkers who were doing a completely different route to the one TG was supposed to do. So after a 15 minute phaff, TG finally got herself orientated on the correct route in the right direction.
The route directions were simple to follow after the inital "dawdle", and the daffodils were pretty as they smiled back at the sun. Red on the otherhand became difficult. As we went over freshly ploughed fields, she caught herself on lumps of dirt and kept grumbling to TG that it was spoiling her paint work. TG gave in and carried her over the rest of the lumpy fields.
Red spotted mud and dug her treads hard into the ground, so TG had to pick her up again and carry her over the muddy ground. Red felt tired on the hills and once again TG caved in to Red's reluctance to be dragged up a hill and carried her up. No other tyre has ever been so pampered. TG felt she should give Red a chance as this was the first time she was being dragged and had some taming to do.
Towards the end of the route, we met a couple from Sussex who joined us (Ben and wife), and to help her over some uneven ground, she got a little kick from Ben. She yelped and blushed! In fact after a couple more kicks from Ben, Red decided to show Ben that she could move, and slid along a dirt track. Towards the end of the route, Red forgot about the mud as she showed off that she could also be a horse whisperer. As the horses followed Red, she went straight into the mud and out. So much for ensuring the paint work wasn't damaged!
Daffodil Dawdle is a pleasant course with well written instructions. As always with the LWDA events, the volunteers are happy and there was plenty of food during the event and a meal at the end of the event with plenty of cakes!
Now onwards for London!