Saturday, February 23, 2013

Poetry weekend

I have just treated myself to a place on Poetry workshop at Much Wenlock Poetry Festival on 6th April as birthday pressie. Workshop with Pascale Petit - can't wait - need to nurture the writer within.

Snowy Saturday

Woke up to a few inches of snow that is not going away. Lizzie was playing piano at Ryton Festival so we had to be up early and over by 9.30. It was a nerve racking experience but worth it - character building as they say. She won her solo class and is now the proud keeper of the The Campbell trophy until January 2014!!
She also performed a duet - they were very good and being the only performers in their class also won a trophy!!
Well done to both of them and as Lizzie won her solo class she was asked to perform at the final concert on 9th March - so we will both be performing at Charles Thorp on 9th - the choir I am in (The Gibside Singers) are performing in the afternoon and the concert starts at 6.30.
All good experiences and I feel better for going out and communicating with the outside world. It is easy to get reclusive in this weather and all I really want to do is dig a hole like a polar bear and stay there until Spring but to thrive I need company and conversation.
Hence I pulled myself together yesterday and met up with Annie Barr -  a friend with her own business - she is a most amazing woman and has taken her business to an international level- I really admire her determination and energy. I know she is guided by her deep Christian faith  and this means she works with integrity and true purpose.  Our meeting has energised me and I now need to put a couple of day courses together and see how they go.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Writing from the Edgelands: Stirring up memories

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Creative Practice

I have been making little books, in them are words and images. Inspired by Theresa Easton's work I have now facilitated a workshop with senior health care practitioners using them as a way for people to express their values about their practice.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mid Staffs

All of us working in or around health care should take note of the recommendations from the Francis Inquiry. If ever there was a time to offer professionals working in health care participatory and nurturing support through self-expression and creativity it is now!!!