Normally I would start a Monday Magic whilst sitting with a cup of coffee on a Monday morning. But since I was last here, I have been found lurking in hospital corridors again….when a nurse pal texted me last week saying she hoped the picolax (medicine used for bowel clearance!) wasn’t too awful, my response was it wasn’t awful enough as I had to go back for a repeat run. So the weekend has seen me on clear fluids and then foul fluids (a different, stronger bowel prep), and another admission this morning. Several nurses looked at me and said that I looked familiar….well let us just say that i will be even more familiar as we go for the third time lucky. Aghhh….I keep telling them that my gut is also affected by dodgy connective tissue, making it resemble baggy tights!
Enough of that…..there have been some really lovely, inspirational moments this week too that have not involved hospitals or drugs. A Performing Arts Evening hosted by my Alumni committee, where some very talented people from across the generations and the disciplines spoke and performed with such passion and dedication. Actress Molly Hanson left us in no doubt just how hard it is to break into the world of acting, the hard graft required at drama school and then the months spent doing any job to pay the bills. But the elation of winning an acting nomination recently made it all worthwhile. Amongst this week’s blogs is one that Molly writes with student Isobel Thom (see previous post about Izzy here).
Young singer/songwriter Josh Selimi is currently studying accounting whilst looking for an agent and promotion, whilst at a very youthful 90, Bob Barter stole the show when he took to the keyboards and entranced us with his jazz.
The following night we were treated to a performance of The Adams Family by our daughter’s and eldest son’s schools. Staged in a local theatre, these young people sang, danced and acted their hearts out – whilst many are studying for GCSEs and A levels.
The middle child celebrated his first birthday away from home and was in full student mode outside a pub by midday. He actually hung up on his mother when I phoned him and sang Happy Birthday….so hubby phoned straight back and sang the next line, with the eldest finishing off our little ditty! Talking of birthdays, yours truly spent the weekend up to elbows in icing and glitter creating a pinata unicorn cake for a special 6 year old.
Without further ado, please spend a little time having a look at these great blog posts – enjoy some tips for coping with “one of those days” and breaking down tasks into bay steps, and learning that laughter really is the best medicine. Enjoy!
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Have a great week,