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A few years ago I decided to start a new career as a performer. I used to be a biology teacher but couldn't face walking around in a white coat all day teaching children who didn't want to learn. Actually it wasn't so much the children as the system cause I think all children want to learn - they just don't all want to learn in schools. Anyway I now work as a Life and Executive coach. Work is perhaps not the right word because it never feels like work. I just love to see people grow and change. I love it when they peel of the layers of limiting beliefs and find their true self. And I make some great frends in the process. I've re-discovered my writing and have published two poetry books and now working on 2 CDs, a novel, a book of short stories and talking to someone about a collaoration on a film script. That should keep me busy for a whild. Oh and I do bellydance.
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

22 hours to 2010

Wonder what's in store for us all. I'm going to set some goals and make some resolutions. I've got my website back so that's a good sign.
Monday, 28 December 2009

Got there

Can't belive I did so much before Christmas and still managed to have a super day. Meal with tenants was a reaal hoot. I cooked curry goat, chicken, snapper fish, rice, fried dumplins, plantains. Tenants (7 0f them brought drink and the karaoke machine 'singstar'.) Plus me and Andrew. The night surpassed our expectations - and I was knackered but happy.

The health farm - Mottershall Oaks near Stone in Staffordshire - is just what the doctor would have ordered (if i'd gone to the doctor). I slept for 9 hours a night in the beautiful suite, slept some more in the chill out room (amazing blackout blinds), got massaged by bubbles, and put on two pounds from the scrumptious food in their award winning restaurant. Had to ask for smaller portions or it would have been 5 pounds. My only disappointment were the treatments. Unimpressed with the 'dry float' and the 25 minute massage - inexperienced therapists. And the layout of the building left a little to be desired - no fun walking through the sweaty gym to get to the dining room. But the manicure was fab.

One brillinat thing was that I had loads of space in the suite to practice my dance - which I performed on the 18th. Managed to get a costume before I left from Mottershall. Made a couple of errors at the beginning but when I watched the recording afterwards did not cringe. Some of the other dancers said they really liked it and one suggested I should add it to my repertoire and perform it again. Hopefull by then I will have perfected it. For now I am happy enough with the performance.

Christmas was quiet and relaxed. The boys all made it. We ate, drank, laughed, was happy to just be together and played charades till after midnight. And so only 2 more days to the end of the year. What an eventful one its been.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Taking a break

I'm listening to my body and taking a break. Going for a few days to a health farm for a bit of R&R and a little bit of pampering. Don't know how it happened but having decided that I was way too far behind to even consider performing at the bellydance Hafla on the 18th - after a lesson yesterday I found myself thinking that maybe...with about 10 hours practice...I could just about master the locked undulations, the bellypops and the final part of the choreography....maybe I could get a costume together in time....maybe? I must be mad. Will see how I feel when I get back.

Haven't done anything for Christmas yet - apart from cooking meal for all tennants on Friday night - from both houses. Should be interesting.