I've just read a short article written by my friend - on the concept of Failure. Just great I thought, initially not feeling in the mood for reading about failure but realised as soon as I began, she meant the concept of failure resulting in success. [A much better option] I'm not sure how many of us feel we have failed at something - perhaps it wasn't the right timing - the right product or subject - lack of knowledge - whatever the reason, we have to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again. That's probably where I am right now - so just taking on board Kim's quick paced, sometimes satirical illustrations and prompts really motivated me. You can find Kim here:
Check out Kim Chamberlain on http://www.successfulspeaking.co.nz/about-us/
Meanwhile, I'm off to find her article for you ... it's around here somewhere ...
No Wonder I've been sooo tired ... staying up till 3am ... 7 days a week ... for ??? months ... The best that's happened is that all the men and boys in my house found out where Morrisons was, visited it and brought food home. They made snacks, cooked tea and loaded the dish washer !!! Brilliant !
So here's to page 100 of the Activity Pages and the next seven months ... working on another 100 ...
Having made the 5.45 Tuesday morning train to Leeds with 2 over-sized suitcases, a couple of pasting board tables, 3 large bags and a totally helpful assistant for the day, Sue, we dived into our doorstopper sandwiches and configured the route from the station to the Carers Trust Conference venue - Park Plaza. Not even as difficult as choosing the sandwich content ... it was directly across the road!
I just wanted to say thanks to Blackpool Carers for inviting me along and to Carers Trust for letting me spread out my Creative Writing and Drawing Interactive Books, Memory Boxes, Dementia Day Planners, Signage and Prompts for people with short term memory difficulties.
I really enjoyed sharing information with Support Workers, Team Leaders and Seminar hosts from Caring Centres all over the UK.
Thanks to everyone for your interest.
Looking forward to meeting up in the future.
I've been considering a UK tour and wondering how I might co-ordinate this with the many requests I received during the day.
Ideas on a postcard, facebook, phone or email me ... firstname.lastname@example.org