What a few weeks for our volunteers on the project. First we had a volunteer who had completed a Creative Crafting course and who now is supporting other volunteers on the subsequent Creative Crafting course. Her supportive and gentle nature has really encouraged a male volunteer to engage with the crafting.
Submitted by andrew martyn sugars on Mon, 17/04/2017 - 10:18
this blog post is part of me working through the loss of our family dog, maybe.
now i've sat to write something i'm a little lost for words. for several days i've wanted to write something somewhere and i knew today this blog is the place to write this. however what do i now write ?
i have to pause to collect my thoughts and manage my feelings.
Submitted by andrew martyn sugars on Fri, 07/04/2017 - 11:53
we met once more last night, one of our group needed to make up hours after a missed session. it became a rather lovely reflective process as we met with food to share, it was to be my first derby food fuddle.
as we sat and chatted, listened and ate it struck me how far as a group we'd come. brought together to explore music for well being we had become a supportive cohesive little group. this was further reinforced when the local bluesky project co-ordinator joined us to hear for herself our stories and experiences.
Submitted by lindsayogle on Thu, 06/04/2017 - 15:42
We have added a new course to our offering - its a beginners German course entitled Wunderbar! so we are hopefull it generates interest. We have also agreed to participate in a Celebration event hosted by MIND of Darlington to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. This will take place on Saturday 6th May from 11am to 4pm where we hope potential learners will visit our stall and discuss the project and it should be a great opportunity to increase our volunteer numbers.
Submitted by andrew martyn sugars on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 10:32
my partner has told me the storey of the huffington duck - it's april fools day and still before midday. we chuckle and read about the national trust finding a sword in a lake.
i'd sat down to write about my sixth session, the humour of the day has rather infiltrated my intention.
at the last session we completed our data gathering exercise. slightly longer than before so it made the session a little disjointed. i've been reflecting about where i am now, having completed six sessions.