|Jo Bell's workshop - Lydbrook|
- two writing courses - one just outside Hereford (Jo Bell - excellent - she is doing a joint one with Bohdan Piasecki, he of the now famous Hit the Ode, on September 3rd and 4th in Lydbrook, Herefordshire)
- and the other on-line;
- one workshop - Mark Neil - very good ) - part of the WLF events - see their website for details of future Learn, Eat Perform workshops)
- and the NaPoWriMo challenge - catch up with Heather Wastie on Radio Wildfire on Monday next..
- I still manged to cook a few meals for my husband, at least I think it was my husband, I haven't met up with him for a while!;
- performed in two plays; attended one rehearsal;
- audience participated at the up and coming "jewel in Worcester" - Little Venice (next event Thursday, May 5th);
- went to the theatre - Swan Theatre, Hello Dolly;
- went to the NIA - Peter Kay;
- guested at the Birmingham Library Theatre with Roy Macfarlane's Mother' Day celebration (watch out for his Fathers' Day special in June);
- got my haircut and put a few plants in the garden.
Unfortunately, I ran out of steam for the Much Wenlock Festival which I am sure would have been brilliant with Spoz & Co. running the Slam. Congratulations to my mate Emma Purshouse who won. I also missed out on Hit the Ode which is obviously going from strength to strength and, from what I hear, the open mic section is rivalling the headliners - how's that for measuring success!
I am delighted to see that so many of my friends and colleagues are now publicising all kinds of events of interest to us arty types and am also thrilled to see a couple of us "oldies" venturing into the realms of cyber space. I am particularly pleased to read the blog of my friend Marcus Moore, a blog I certainly recommend to all discerning readers. If you want up-beat nostalgia, witty and dry observations mingled with a generous helping of mischief, or just plain old-fashioned good writing Marcus is your man.
Next month sees me and a friend (not my husband, he doesn't know a dandelion from a dinasaur), as invited guests to a QVC day out. (QVC being the shopping channel which French and Saunders made famous! Actually, it is rather good). Although my garden is the size of a postage stamp according to one of my sons-in-law, I spend a fortune on it and have been rewarded by a champagne lunch and a trip around some beautiful gardens.
But for now I have "homework" to do for my internet course and feel I have earned a mid-day drink in my postage stamp garden.