We return to the Lion Walk Activity Centre to reminisce about the cultural side of earlier life. This time we talked about how people let their hair down. From going to the pictures to showing off their moves in the dance halls, there were warming tales of how people relaxed, had fun and at times found love.
I’ve have a bit of a hiatus so I thought I would let you know what i’ve been doing and let you know some of the great things coming to this site very soon.
The rain was pouring outside but we had warmth and sunshine at the Lion Walk Activity Centre where the latest 'Memory Afternoon' was gathered to share stories of their younger days and the games they enjoyed.
The Warm & Toasty Club is back, providing a much loved and needed cure for social isolation in the form of their 'Memory Afternoons'. We return to Enoch House in Colchester where the residents gather for an informal chat about some of their happiest memories.
Well after being on YouTube for years, I finally got a copyright claim that I wanted to dispute.
This is what happened …
So after much delay and hesitation, here is the final video from the amazing Friends of the Earth gathering in 2017.
12th, March 2018
We once again return to 'Enoch House' in Colchester, Essex to have the privilege of listening to and documenting memories.
Whereas last time the group got great enjoyment talking about food, this time around we were gathered in our circle to share our earliest memories of work and of becoming an adult.
11th, March 2018
24th, Feb, 2018
It's time once again to hear the stories and memories of people living in some of the retirement venues around Essex. For this latest outing, Johnno Casson and his volunteers were at Enoch House in Colchester where there was a sizable gathering of residents to recall their experiences of food.
I wanted to take the time and go through the services I use and see how they fit into the 'Year of Betterment' mentality that I’m creating for 2018. To remind you of the three main themes of the year we have getting into shape (other than round), speaking French and achieving zen-like productivity.
Before I start reviewing I wanted to say that I have no connection to these services or companies (other than being a customer) and that this will be the last article for a little while on this subject, next time there will be a video for you to enjoy. As always, there are the TL:DR (too long, didn't read) and audio versions at the end of this article.
Mon, 29th Jan, 2018
When I made my very public promise to become more productive, I started to search for a great new workflow to get my blog posts from idea to completion. I also began searching the various app stores to familiarise myself with some of the great applications for creative writing. I could feel myself being seduced by features and sleek user interfaces; then I stopped.
I had almost forgotten some of the first bits of advice that I had given on this subject: you already have all the tools you need to get started. I didn’t need a new flash application or a great new service (with a very reasonable subscription price I'm sure). What I needed to do was to look beyond the distractions and start writing, so here are my easy to follow steps to maintaining a consistent, quality output.
Go to the bottom of the page for the audio version of this article or the TLDR version.