Thursday, 14 May 2009
68 days to go: All's Well That Ends Well
The drama workshop began with a drama!
Several weeks ago I had booked a room for the workshop.
One week before I double checked.
Five days before I triple-checked.
"No problem," I was assured.
So yesterday I arrived early to book in two drama students and their supervisors.
A process that has taken weeks to arrange.
I led them to the room.
The room that had been carefully laid out for the start of a new training course.
The room that I had booked, double-checked and triple-checked.
If possession is nine tenths of the law then I was hanging on by fingertips.
And the two members of staff who had booked the room were bigger and stronger than me.
And in a prison that accounts for the missing tenth.
So with just minutes to go before the workshop started I had to transport four bemused dramatists from one side of the prison to the other.
At the same time as around 400 prisoners were moving through the jail.
It was a nightmare.
But I managed it.
The drama workshop went well.
And nobody was asked to be a tree.
It was a cold one today and I needed practical warmth as my 14-year-old was playing in the Merseyside Schools Cup Final.
Here he is, No 10, watched by his little brother.
Thanks also to The Twins Mama, Mervat and Charlotte for nominating me for a lovely award.
I have decided not to pass it on as many of the blogs they have already listed would have been ones I would have chosen.
But if you haven't already checked out their blogs give them a go.
I am sure you will enjoy them.
Shoes - Clarks
Jeans - Gap
T-shirt - George
Cardigan - Zara
Scarf - Zara