Another week seems to have whizzed by so catching up with everyone via the ever lovely
led by Lexa Cain and her two co-hosts Tonja Drecker and L.G. Keltner.
My week has had its ups and downs -
1. The exams are over but boy was the first written one really HARD - I truly do not know if I will have passed it and they have both now been sent off to London to be marked (and there was I thinking that they'd be marked on site and we'd know results by the end of the day!) however I do know that I passed the afternoon's practical assessment with flying colours so that is a big relief at least. Now just have to keep my fingers crossed for the rest!
2. Have taken it upon myself to organise an event to promote local societies and clubs in the deprived area that I do a lot of my Nordic walking.
This will be a first for me and so equipping myself with an email list of possible clubs etc I designed a poster, wrote an invitation email and sent it off only to have back as my first email reply one that basically said that this venture had been tried before and was doomed to failure. To say I felt slightly deflated was a bit of an understatement!! However, my email back said I was happy to learn from past experiences f they had any advice to offer - which led to a contact phone number, a chat on the phone and, once they had established I was trying to do this with a budget of nothing, an offer of help and support to promote the venture to the wider public - so it all ended well and during the week other emails have come in to book their free tables for the event so this week I will be trying to expand my list of potential bookings as my aim is to get approximately 40 organisations to attend (10 so far).
3. Expecting visit from No. 1 son and his friends next week has now been put on hold partly by his work and partly by the cost of insurance for the car he was hoping to get (and drive everyone up here in). As a young driver in London the insurance is astronomical (even my insurer asked me if I'd like to sit down before he read me the quote - £2500!) so he will have to work out if it is truly worth owning a car for traveling out of the city - he obviously takes the tube/bus or bike for inner city journeys. The upside for us is that we have other friends (from our uni days) coming up to visit this weekend so the turnover of rooms will not be quite so frantic and we'll see him sometime in March after he's had time to think the car thing through properly.
Here's to everyone else and their week gone by and the week on the horizon - hoping that all has been going well or at least balancing out OK - leave me a comment below because you know I'd love to know :)