Things that have made me cheerful this week

6 Nov

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1 The fact that this sort of weekly round up is becoming a bit of a Saturday morning habit

2 The way the smiling tree with the horseshoe on it’s nose outside my window catches the autumn sun

3 Speaking at the Culture Cumbria meeting on Friday and visiting the Rheged Centre for the first time. Go it’s an extraordinary venue.

4 Reading the Arts Councils Achieving Great Art for Everyone on Thursday, and then meeting with the teams about some great future plans and ideas

5 The touring team rising to the challenge of a reshift this week, and getting great feedback from audiences at the Poole Lighthouse.

6 Finding a replacement touring team member via twitter and then being able to interview via skype all the way to the USA.

7 Getting confirmation that our Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack and single – kissbythebook by Sandy Nuttgens will be released on iTunes on Monday 8th of November.

8 My son getting his phone sorted at uni

9 Waking up twice in one day when the clock said 5 and both times it was dark – first in Estonia and secondly in York

10 Getting up at 5pm after that long journey and then heading out to run a workshop with adult actors at 8pm and enjoying their work and ideas

11 Talking to a literary agent about a completely new way of presenting their client’s work – and them saying yes

12 Finding the replacement thermostat switch and control knobs for our cooker online – and fitting them – and it working

13 Hearing that the Producers are looking to close the deal – whatever that means

14 Being invited to a first Christmas Fayre at The Hub by SlungLow theatre

15 Getting my laptop back an it works and all my music is still there on iTunes – phew

16 Making a new connection with a festival in Finland

17 Reconnecting back with the team and director in Buenos Aires about a potential collaboration bid.

18 Having the best breakfast of my life for ages at the Eden Cafe in Appleby in Westmorland on my way to the conference on Friday.

19 Getting an invitation to my friend’s 50th birthday

20 Cleaning my coffee machine and writing this with a great cup of Illy

21 Getting the TEDxYork licence approved that allows us to run Shift Happens with the TEDx branding next year

Til later

Adios amigos

Mx

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