This week, I am celebrating doing something I've never done before! My Wordless Wednesday post this week gave a glimpse of what I saw and so to reveal I was at the very top of -
an 18th century windmill!
Right in the cap of it where the windmill sails would have been attached.
This windmill is only open to the public twice a year and so Hubby and I took advantage and had an amazing tour and talk led by a guy who actually used to work in a windmill! There are not many like him left I'd imagine - and he was such a super tour guide being able to answer all our questions. We really hadn't expected to be so blown away by our visit but it really was very interesting and being allowed so high climbing up rickety ladders and under enormous wooden machinery felt very exciting. Only three of us plus tour guide made it to the very top! It's truly lovely when something turns out much better than you'd hoped :)
More things to celebrate this week were some good charity shop purchases - things to add to my wardrobe, my vintage sewing collection and gifts for others (it always amazes me the things that still have their tags on that people have never used and are kind enough to donate).
Lastly I want to celebrate passing an Open University course on Understanding Parkinson's for Health and Social Care Staff. This all came about from meeting another person with this disease last Friday on one of my Nordic walking taster sessions. After the session, I was invited to come to the next meeting of the local Parkinson's club so that more people with the disease could have a go. Although I knew about different research projects that showed Nordic walking could be beneficial for Parkinson's patients I did not feel I really knew much about the disease itself. I came across this FREE course on line and worked through the four modules plus the final test to receive my digital badge and found it to be such a worthwhile course and think the more people that know about the progression of Parkinson's and what useful things they can do to help those with it the better.
If you click on the badge above it should take you to the course and you can sign up if you'd like to do it too.
Now I'm looking forward to hearing all about new places you been, new things you've bought or even new things you've learnt so leave a comment below and have a very happy weekend :)