The week started with a couple of films – firstly Eye in the Sky. This is Alan Rickman’s last outing, and also stars the fabulous Helen Mirren, although in a role that you don’t normally see her play. The film follows a UK military plot to capture some terrorists (using a drone, hence the Eye in the Sky), but the mission turns to a ‘kill’ mission, which is likely to have some devastating effects for the local civilians. It’s full of suspense and ‘what would I do’ thought-provoking moments and I can highly recommend it. We then also watched the more light-hearted Eddie the Eagle. While not outstanding compared to Eye in the Sky, it certainly had its moments and was just a generally uplifting and inspiring story.
Monday was my Mum’s birthday, so another card opportunity, taking me up to 11. I’m going to have to get moving on some of these challenge items, as I’m nearly at half way, time-wise, but not half-way on most of the items.
Monday also saw another opportunity taken, where I volunteered to be supervisor for a Duke of Edinburgh group. Although I am now trying to get more paid work in the outdoor industry, the school were in desperate need of a volunteer, so I signed up to help. And it did pay off, in that one of the other volunteers was actually an MIC (super-guru mountaineer) in charge of hiring freelance staff for an outdoor centre in Edinburgh, so I now have 5 days paid work from him.
During the week, I had another networking meeting, with a guy called Geoffrey Baines, who calls himself a ‘DreamWhisperer.’ He helps people to discover their unique talents and strengths and support them in following their dreams. He also blogs every day, with a doodle included.
The middle of the week then saw one new hairstyle, of rope plait pigtails. Given last week’s step class injury, I didn’t do any new fitness classes, but I spent ages finishing another colouring picture, which I like to call An Explosion of Colour. This one tested my OCD tendencies by not having a set colour scheme for the whole picture, instead doing each little section with a colour scheme of its own. Crazy, right!?
My learnings this week:
1. Volunteering can really pay off, not just in the feel-good factor of doing some good and worthwhile, but you never know what connections you’ll make and where it’ll lead you.
2. Its amazing how ‘out of your comfort zone’ a colouring book can make you feel. Orange, next to pink! My, my……
3. Secretly, I still want to be a princess in a fairytale.