Wednesday, 15 August 2012

What I've been up to

Today's song: Joe Jackson- It's Different For Girls

Oh dear I haven't blogged for about three weeks! I'm living through exciting times at the moment. I just left my job at the cinema yesterday, I'm moving into a lovely new flat with Edd in two weeks and I start my PGCE the week after that! I've got a fair amount of work to do before the course starts so I dread to think what my work load will be like this time next month!

I haven't done much since I got back from Edinburgh (more on that soon) except work, though I have managed to watch quite a lot of the Olympics- I saw both of the Mo Farah golds! I now wish I'd tried to get tickets for one of the events, it's not like London is very far away from me. I took part in the ways I could.

The Voyage

As part of the Cultural Olympiad, the outline of a ship was built in Birmingham's Victoria Square. Over three nights, after the sun set, it was lit up with fairy lights and projections and local dancers and acrobats performed on it. Edd and I went along on the Friday night to watch the performance. It was amazing! Groups of performers danced through the crowds towards the ship with suitcases while a tightrope walker walked the length of the ship. They told us the tale of a voyage through dance, music and clever projections. It was really amazing and I think a great deal of it was done by local students.








The metal you can see on the ship is a projection! Very clever!

Olympic Torch

Quite a lot of UK bloggers seem to have seen the torch go past. I foolishly got there too late to see it when it went past at a reasonable hour, so decided to get up at 5am the next morning to see it leave Birmingham. It was quite exciting, there was a band playing and because it was so early there were less people so we were right at the front! I didn't get great photos because a guy kept trying to shove in front of me to get photos, how selfish.


Photobucket Well I am off to meet a friend for tea and cake, then a hair cut and then some leaving drinks with people from work. I could get used to being a lady of leisure!


daisychain said...

I could happily be a lady of leisure too. Oh if only!

Lisa said...

I wish I was a lady of leisure.

Great photos x

Sophie in the Sticks said...

exciting changes for you! I'd love to be a lady of leisure too, haha x

Lisamello said...

Sounds very exciting, and fun :D

You used to work in a cinema? Me too! Well I still do, but I'm looking for TA jobs atm and finding none :(

Lisa xx

Natalie said...

looks like a lot of fun!!

Jessica said...

wow that looks like such fun!!! good luck with all your changes you have going on!


Luxx Mint said...

I didn't make the Voyage, it looked good though!

Luxx Mint

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Kezzie said...

I wondered where you'd gone! Wow, it sounds really fun, great fun, I love the sculpture that looks like clear glass bottles!

And re my blogpost Helen, well done, it IS the Highwayman! This poem was the first English lesson that I taught to a whole class- I dressed up as him and I taught it every year for the last 4 years- I felt quite sad being in Year 4 this year and not teaching it! Good luck and enjoy the rest while you can! (By the way, I asked the friend who I'd given all my PGCE textbooks to if he still had them, so I could send them to you but unfortunately, he'd (well it was good he'd done it) passed them onto someone else who's starting a PGCE, but if I find any books kicking around, I'll let you know!)

Franca said...

that looks like a great project!

Shes Dressing Up said...

The performance sounds like it was amazing to watch! I'm glad I got to see the torch too :)

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Looks like an amazing event! xx

Imogen said...

Good luck with all those exciting changes. I am sure it will be amazing for you. The Olympics were so great and I am sad they are over now. I attended the Olympics when they were in Sydney in 2000 and it was an unforgettable experience so it would have been cool to go in London.