Saturday, 18 February 2017

Celebrate #5

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 :)

14 comments:

  1. I bet it feels amazing to have the exams over :) Time for a bit of you time. Good luck with the event... sounds like a big task.

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    1. Certainly nice not to have to spend time reading and re-reading things and trying to make it all stick in my head!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Great that the exams are out of the way - I'm sure you'll have done brilliantly. I've had a (nother) week in bed - a bit more willingly this time - the bug I had before Christmas came back with vengeance - turns out it was a lung infection that hasn't cleared up yet ... nearly 3 months!! flip!
    Anyway it's a chance to slowly catch up on a bit of blog reading and maybe even a post ..
    Good luck with the event ... will look forward to hearing how it turns out.

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    1. You are such a busy person that I know you hate to be stopped by anything so I hope you feel better soon. Take care and thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Glad one exam passed. Here's hoping the other has grand results.
    Sounds like your event is off to a modest but good start. I hope it works
    And that car insurance- yikes.
    Much cheaper in Texas. Whew


    Calm low key week here. Nothing to report and that is okay

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    1. Yes weeks with no dramas are always good :) Enjoy yourself!

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  4. Good luck with your initiative. There are always more people willing to criticise than support. As for the car insurance: my older son has decided not to drive, but instead to use public transport and taxis. It works out so much cheaper in the long run.

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    1. Thanks Julia and I'm sure my son is rapidly coming to the same conclusion as yours - running a car is just not economically justifiable!

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  5. Congrats on finishing your exams! I know how stressful that can be. Good luck with your promotional efforts!

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    1. Thank you Lara and now I just have to drum up some more support and interest over the next fortnight :)

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  6. Enjoy your visit with your son. Happy the exams are over!

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    1. Cheers, Paula and certainly glad not to have been revising this week :)

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  7. Wow. That car insurance bill is a whopper! Bet it is nice to have your exams over. Hope the grading goes in your favor.

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    1. Many thanks, Tamara - enjoy your week :)

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