As predicted, Spore™ has to take some of the blame. Boringly, I seem to concur with the general sentiment: it's not the game that we hoped for, but it's still a damn fine game for all that.
A couple of weeks ago I took part in SWUF's Photography Day, and I've had three of my photographs selected for the Open Up! exhibition.
My birthday on the 15th was quiet but enjoyable. Apparently I'm 49, but I still feel like the same me.
On Wednesday I was interviewed by our local paper, the Coventry Telegraph, about my volunteering work at Willow View. The piece is scheduled to be published on or around 10th October, World Mental Health Day. I'll post a link to the article when it appears online.
I'm currently up to my nose, as Chair of the Willow View Service Development Group, in producing a Volunteer Agreement and a Volunteer Policy, which we haven't had up to now and which we really ought to have! The Volunteering England Good Practice Bank has been really useful - anyone involved in volunteering should know about it!
My Listening to Music sessions on Thursday lunchtimes at WV has been such a success that it's moving to Thursday mornings to replace the moribund Current Affairs slot. Instead of 30 minutes, I now have from 10.30 to 12.15 - long enough for music and discussion, which is what I always hoped for. Now to borrow some more Music Therapy books from the library. Not that I'm actually going to be doing MT, but since 'active listening' is a part of MT I think I ought to know what to do and what not to do.