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Weekly Update - Missed entries due to long break, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Sadlers Well, Local supermarket refurbished and moved stuff around, September Writing Report,

Missed entries due to long break

I missed my desk because I was on away on a break. I did toy with using the one in the hotel but I forgot Monday was check-out day. Then I forgot the money bit, so I'm lagging behind a week now. I owe a decent sum to the money jar now.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Sadlers Well



I was treated to a ticket by Big Momma, and I went to see the show. I'm not into dance per se, and I like performances to have strong narrative directions rather than just dance, otherwise I just get bored. Like really bored.

They had some really good dancers in the company and some who could barely sustain positions. Okay, though I don't go to the dance performances, I used to go for classes, and my mother -Big Momma - used to be a professional dancer and then taught ballet  - so I know a bit of the art form.

They got a standing ovation from people, lots of cheers and shouts, but I felt the narrative directions of the dances could have been stronger, and perhaps some of dancers could take yoga to sustain the positions. We weren't allowed to take pictures during the performance.

 Local supermarket refurbished and moved stuff around



My local Waitrose had moved things around so it's hard to navigate the space for a quick shop.  They have also bizarrely moved the alcohol section next to the exit, so an easier exit strategy for those who decide to help themselves especially when the shop is very busy. Maybe they think the sales will offset (absorb) the thefts. 

Catching up on Professional Development - CPD


My professional membership body has a CPD programme so after qualifying a few years ago, I fell out going for the events. Normally I used to go once a month, however something that confused me was the CPD. So finally they had a talk about it, and I know how to do it -hopefully.

Apparently I should be proactive rather than reactionary so I'll try and figure out what I need, and I need to focus on development. Oh dear...now let's talk writing.

September Writing Report: Finally Applying for a Faber Course

After battling with my Leyton story line, I've decided to apply for a place on the Faber course. It takes about two weeks to hear from them after the closing date, which was extended to today, Sunday. There are about 12 places on the course, and it's located in London.

It's hard to find thorough reviews about creative courses nowadays. You'd think the internet would be buzzing with reviews but no. You have to know people, otherwise you are just taking a leap in the dark. The problems is sometimes you land and other times you don't. I've had a big miss with a popular course that good reviews from most people. 

Hopefully, if I do get a place this will work out better. But I'll hear in about two weeks time.

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