Imagined land finale

Imagined land finale

My dad was a wise old bean.  He held that one of the things one should cultivate towards a happy life – is a feeling of gratitude.   I try to do this – in the days when I am staring at a blank screen trying to write -or the heating goes kaput just as the...
Imagined Land – Ready for the big day….

Imagined Land – Ready for the big day….

So the big day is tomorrow. I haven’t blogged in a while -things have been a little frantic! I have just got back from two busy days in the school, with the scouts and the final singing rehearsal with what has become a truly lovely community choir, and am now...
The big day approaches

The big day approaches

So the big day is tomorrow. I haven’t blogged in a while -things have been a little frantic! I have just got back from two busy days in the school, with the scouts and the final singing rehearsal with what has become a truly lovely community choir, and am now...
Turning history into celebration

Turning history into celebration

The exhibition is up – now at Long Stratton Library, the finds are washed, recorded and analysed and the school has broken up after a term of busy, creative work on their imagined Land. There are also moves afoot by some residents to continue historical and...
Come Yew in! – The final curtain

Come Yew in! – The final curtain

It’s over. Apart of course for a whole heap of stuff going on: evaluation, the final wash up, the songbook and education material for the schools, the final accounting. But IT – is over. It’s both easy and difficult to reflect on the experience...
10 days to go

10 days to go

No blog, written in snatched, occasional moments without much forethought, can capture all the twists and turns and multiple challenges of this journey. So taking it from just now – I was sitting back after rehearsal, late up again, dwelling on all the...
Voyage of discovery…

Voyage of discovery…

On Saturday we held a Discovery Day at the village hall with another good turnout. We heard from Dr. John Alban, the former county archivist who is ably leading the ‘people’ strand of the documentary research, and then Dr. Brendan Chester Kadwell –...
Discovery day

Discovery day

On Saturday we held a Discovery Day at the village hall with another good turnout.   We heard from Dr. John Alban, the former county archivist who is ably leading the ‘people’ strand of the documentary research, and then Dr. Brendan Chester Kadwell –...
Anxiety dreaming

Anxiety dreaming

It’s a bank holiday and there’s not much I can do except worry. Everyone is having a well deserved break – but it doesn’t seem right – there’s too much to do! 30 days before opening and the anxiety dreams are kicking in – poor...