Came across the Frazzled Cafe project today while surfing. It's a project aimed at getting people talking about mental wellbeing with the strapline 'It's OK, to not be OK'. They are inspired by their patron, Ruby Wax. https://www.frazzledcafe.org/about/
The project is supported by Marks & Spencers. Currently, 'Frazzled Cafes' can be found at the following Marks & Spencers stores:
Submitted by andrew martyn sugars on Fri, 24/03/2017 - 08:22
the sky outside my window is mostly blue, there are moments of cloud that dull down the blueness. in my headphones the tune from the above video provides a soundtrack to this post, made early on the morning after the fifth session.
i've been reflecting about the progress - my progress - since week one.
Submitted by andrew martyn sugars on Mon, 20/03/2017 - 13:47
happy international day of happiness everyone. yes today is this amazing day and i wanted to mark it here on my blog before reflecting on my fab fourth session. this morning i've been a volunteer in a local park where we've been coppicing hazel. the particular bush had been left for so long it had become several small trees around 6 metres in height. this morning was made more challenging by continuous rain.
It has been a while since my last Blog - and this is just a mini up-date -
We have been revamping our promotional material and course information booklet - looking at courses ( those that have not had any take up and looking to replace them with some new ones to try and attrack learners )
We are trying to build our soical media presance and have take to Twitter -
Submitted by andrew martyn sugars on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 14:21
i've been reflecting today about my concertina time at home. i was lent the concertina by another member of the group after i felt at home with it in the session.
i've picked it up this week and made sounds with it, however it is nowhere like the experience with the group last week. in the group i was able to experiment with the sounds it made within an improvised composition being created by the group. i don't have any real understadning of the formal language of music, i simply respond to what i hear.