Today the weather has been glum. Cloudy and with drizzle and I have loved it
It’s feels like it’s been ages since we have had this typical miserable British weather that we are known the world over for
It brings back happy childhood memories of being stuck inside the house. No, I wasnt a child that never went out…what I did love was the activity box I owned aptly called, “things to do on a rainy day ” and the only time I would allow myself to do them was. .That’s right on a rainy day.
Whilst I was facilitating a Christmas Mindfulness group at a Dementia Cafe, I had a blast from the past. They began to talk about old Christmas decorations of the 19 70s
I remember them well, the now what seems so strange large paper decorations that used to be pined into the ceilings with drawing pins.
Paper chains that used to hang all over the living room, concertina opening paper balls & lanterns that festooned each ceiling. I also remember how dusty they became. .
It’s hard to describe to people who did not grow up in the 19 70s how jolly odd the living rooms of British homes were in December. Large and often long paper stuff in the shape of bells, balls, trees and all things Christmassy hanging from the ceiling by drawing pins
If someone tall entered our home they had to duck and avoid obstacles course that adorned the ceiling.
You have got to love the 70s
Yes, this is how I am spending my evening.
I run laughter Yoga sessions, I don’t do just any laughter Yoga, I do impro laughter Yoga with a cajon in toe. This evening we went on an adventure in jungle. .huge fun
Now I am currently at a comedy fundraiser I have organised. .the Midlands local comics are a wonderful bunch of people who always generously give up their time. ..
Live photo update. .and back to the comedy. ….
Many, many years ago I used to love watching TV. Yes, I used to watch the soaps. Coronation St, EastEnders , I am that old I even remember Crossroads.
I think most people in the UK watched tthem back in the days. When I first started working in sales and I would use light conversation to potential customers by talking about the TV of the time. .occasionally the potential customer would say they were too busy to watch TV. I was shocked and to be honest, almost didn’t believe them .Too busy to watch TV!
At this time of my life , I was in my late teens, early twenties. I am now 50 and guess what, it’s happened to me now. Yes, my life is too busy to watch TV.