Friday, 28 March 2014

Celebrating and singing

I didn't manage to get around to posting a Celebrate The Small Things contribution last week, so I've tried extra hard today.
  • I have renewed my First Aid Certificate, valid for another three years. This is one of the conditions of my yoga teacher's insurance. Even so, I don't know what I'd do if anyone actually keeled over in front of me - especially if they were sick!
  • Last Sunday afternoon's yoga workshop went well. We had 23 people and it was a lovely session. In particular, it was nice to see through the window that it was snowing while we were all snug inside.
  • The boiler has been fixed. Hurrah!
  • After the chaos of the decorating last week, there is a bit of a hiatus now while we wait for the tiler. This means I've been able to catch up with myself. I feel a bit more in control today than I did last Friday, and have even managed to find time to enter a couple of writing competitions.
I hope that next week I shall be able to celebrate having taken part in a successful concert. It's the big night tomorrow, so excuse me while I go and run through the Brahms again. Why didn't I study German at school?

Join us in Celebrating the Small Things. This is a bloghop instigated by VikLit on her blog 'Scribblings of an Aspiring Author'. Details are here.

One other thing: if you'd like something to make you smile, read about 'guerilla poetry' in Waitrose here

16 comments:

  1. So nice that you can perform first aid, and I'm glad your yoga class went so well. Very cool on fixing the boiler and getting the decorating done too :)

    Also, I know a lot of bloggers aren't a big fan of captcha. They tend not to comment when it's on, especially when they're doing blog hops, so you might want to turn yours off to get more comments.

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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    Effectively Human
    Lots of Crochet Stitches

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  2. Hi Julia, the comment above makes sense, I tried to post to your fencing article twice, so either you'll get lots of comments from me, or none. We're on a fencing project, and great news to have so many yoga enthusiasts. Good luck in the competitions.

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  3. Lots of great celebrations there. Good luck with the writing competitions. Sounds like you've been busy. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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    1. I've got another competition entry almost ready to go. Fingers crossed!

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  4. Good luck with the concert tomorrow, and I am sure your pronunciation will be perfect. I know German - but I can't sing...so you see, you were dealt the better lot. And the yoga must help to find calm before the storm.

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    1. Thanks, Inge. It went OK - and I managed to mime the bits I wasn't sure of (but don't tell our musical director). ;)

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  5. Ein bissen ist besser als nichts, aber alles brauchen sie ist "mein toilette ist kaput!"

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    1. Better than I was expecting, thanks, Wendy. We had a small but appreciative audience and some professional soloists who were fabulous. I'm having a break from the choir over the summer (although I shall still go to the summer performance), and then will be back in September. Messiah here I come!

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  7. Sounds like a lovely week, Julia - love the idea of the concert and glad it was successful!

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. It was a good evening - but I must admit I'm glad it's all over!

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  8. I've done guerilla poetry before - great fun. I would like celebrating finding your site through Ato Z
    http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/
    Twitter: WriterBizWoman
    Great to connect

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