Saturday, June 26, 2010

Some Days

Some days need to be written down. This was today:
  • I walked the dog for 2 hours before breakfast
  • I deep cleaned my home ~ this involved tidying up and moving a lot of furniture outside
  • Spoke to my Mother for the first time in 4 years ~ she rang me
  • Saw Calum and the Sax Trio perform at the Lascelles Unit Garden Party
  • Discovered someone had attempted to break into my home ~ they had kicked the cat flap in and see that ~ it's their blood smeared on the inside of the door, there's more on the outside.

Some days are more than enough................

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Leaving my seat in the Circle

Three and a half years ago I began training as an antenatal teacher. It's been an interesting journey and I am a more mindful, reflective, wise and tolerant woman for it.

I've met some amazing people who will be friends for life. I've written over 30,000 words, sat through over 350 hours of tutorials/workshops, done 4 assessed presentations, driven over 3,000 miles, laughed, cried and met 24 babies whose parents shared part of their journey with me.

I spent this weekend with some of the wisest, most nurturing, supportive and realistic women I know. As a tutorial group we have shared our stories, our tears, our love, our sadness and our inspiration.

It was my turn to move on ~ my turn to get up and leave my seat in the circle ~ in September another wise woman will complete that circle............................I wish her well.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Musician

Calum plays in wind ensembles, bands, trios and as a solo musician. Last night Soundbytes were playing at Harrogate Theatre ~ it was an excellent performance by 33 young musicians, mostly saxophones with percussion, keyboard and guitars. I am most proud.........