As we’re moving rapidly in Autumn, it’s time to get into some extra-curricular activities as before we know it, it will be dark at 4pm!
This week, along with the excruciation of French Conversation, I ventured back to Yoga having taken an extended break over the summer. It was also excruciating but in a different way. It was a week of breaking the ice (or the confidence as it turned out).
In a week I’m embarking on my new hobby, Pottery, as I start a twelve week evening class throwing pots (probably at the wall) and I’m researching upholstery classes as that’s my next project for the Spring.
I went back to have another go at French Conversation this week and suffered from a terrible case of Brain Freeze. It was horrendous!
I may have said some words in Spanish, I couldn’t understand questions I was asked and I spoke like a two year old child (if I was lucky).
My confidence in tatters as I was clearly the worst of the group, I left with my head down. I wasn’t invited to exchange emails by two others as they arranged to meet up again and I felt like a complete loser.
I confided my failings to a work colleague who said I should give it the best of three. Dare I return for another round of excruitating conversation where I dropped in le crapeaud into a conversation about animals in France but couldn’t say anything else?
Apparently I’m no linguist!
It felt like Back to School this morning.
The last weekend of the Summer officially over, the final Long Weekend and the last Summer Friday.
It was time to sort out the transitional Autumnal wardrobe, dig out the plastic cycling trousers and sling on a string of pearls. Yes, that’s my back to work outfit sorted!
That’s it until Christmas. Nothing to look forward to… except that I’m going to France on Saturday so perhaps the summer continues for a few lucky ones.
Not over quite yet!