Friday, 10 July 2009

11 days to go: The Great Escape



Ssh! Don't tell anyone but today I helped some prisoners escape.
Nine of them actually.
Bear with me on this.
I took in some articles I had written about New York, Hong Kong and Spain.
We talked for a while about what makes a great travel feature and how to take someone on a journey with words.
I then took them through a guided writing exercise in which I asked them to think of a place they had once been.
As we worked several members of the group were smiling at their memories.
Following the final reading they thanked me for "the best session ever."
I had enjoyed listening to their journeys and helping them escape.
For a few hours at least.

I wore...
Shoes - Clarks
Jeans - Gap
Vest - Isabella Oliver
Jacket - Next
Silver Jewellery - Top Shop
Bag - free with In Style magazine.

19 comments:

Meli22 said...

That's really beautiful. They are very lucky to have someone to work with, and that actually cares- prisoners are still PEOPLE.

Tina said...

Sounds like a great session!

Your necklace today is brilliant. I love the long pendant!

Sher said...

Take me! ;D

Very chic jacket and love your tassel necklace!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-well done, its sounds like a great experience all round! love your outfit, very casual chic!! Have a lovely weekend!

Penny said...

You look very elegant in this outfit.

Shopaholic said...

That jacket is so nice!
I keep picturing 'The Great Escape' though! If only Steve McQueen was there... what a thought!

lunarossa said...

Jane, your job must be so rewarding! Tough, I'm sure but it must be so good to feel useful for someone who needs it that much. Well done! Great outfit, by the way. Ciao. A

Struggler said...

Great reminder that we shouldn't forget to thank our teachers!

Your necklace is stunning, and I like the smart-but-not-stuffy jacket, too.

shopgirl28 said...

That sounds like an interesting day. I love that jacket by the way.

i_b_erin said...

Great Job! I like how you are changing the enviroment. Bringing new places,and recalling memories that make people smile.

nurmisur said...

I think you did a wonderful and significant thing.
It's so good that you can make a diference in people's life.

Imogen Lamport said...

Smart casual look.

I can't wait for you to write a whole book on your prison experiences!

Elaine said...

I love this look! The jacket makes it look more sophisticated.

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leafofhope said...

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