Saturday, June 29, 2013

Falling in love again...

'Falling in love again.' Remember what the next line is?
'I never wanted to…' But sometimes you can't help yourself.

When we bought our motorhome we had a list of requirements. It had to be four berth, diesel, right hand drive and have manual gears. We ended up with a two berth, petrol, left hand drive and automatic. But as soon as we saw it we fell in love and the list went out of the window.

A few weeks ago we sold our house. We had a list of requirements for our new ideal home. It read - no stairs, built in a flat area (not that easy in Malvern), close to shops, no work to do. When we saw St Peter’s Road we fell in love even though it’s on the hills, has two storeys, we need a car to get to the shops and every inch needs decorating. At first we fought against it and made an offer on an immaculate bungalow but St Peter’s Road had hugged us when we first went through the door and we couldn’t resist. We are now looking forward to moving in and redesigning the whole place.

The lesson I've learned is going with my heart and not my head works for me in every part of my life.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Improve your creativity

Juggling can improve creativity by uniting the left and right sides of the brain. Interesting. But the following is interesting and useful. Juggling burns 280 calories an hour. Perhaps I'll pass that one on to Jane Wenham-Jones for her soon to be enlarged book on Fighting The Flab.

 Scriptwriter and tutor, Steve Wetton, when delivering a workshop once showed a class how to juggle. It looked easy. He then threw the batons, or whatever they are called, to me and said he'd told me how to do it, so do it. I was useless. The lesson was that writing scripts was like juggling - we'd need to do a lot of practising and it would be trial and error before we became competent.

Where's all this leading? Well, Saturday June 15 is World Juggling Day and Doug McPherson will be posting 15 Facts about Juggling (June 13th) and  How To Juggle in 5 Easy Steps (June 15) on his Circus Mania blog, .

The picture shows a very young Gerry Cottle showing how it's done. Looks a bit of a naughty pose to me.


Thursday, June 06, 2013

Giggle blog

It's a little late and it's not really funny but one day I'll look back and laugh about it.
This is me a few hours post-op'.