Definitely been a good weekend

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m just mellowing into ‘the long dark tea time of the soul’ … but happily so given that it has been a weekend well lived. A weekend that epithetic declarations such as ‘Yolo’ and ‘Carpe Diem’ could be accurately attached to.
I was due to gig on Friday night at the monthly Open Mic at the legendary ACE SPACE in Newbury. I had some new stuff to play with, and although I was aware that I was sticking my neck out with the untried ‘Giraffe’ material, I was looking forward to giving it a go. In the event though the usual host was unavailable and I was the last minute replacement. I thoroughly enjoyed being compere for such a great evening. Rather than doing a set though I dropped material in here and there as fillers and links, whilst also enjoying some lovely spontaneous stuff with one of the comedians.
This photo of the evening has surfaced and I’m trying to think what the narrative was?
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I was therefore a little bleary on Saturday morning as I set off to ‘Holy Hogwarts’ aka Ripon College Cuddesdon aka The Vicar Factory where I was delivering a day of training on Youth Work to OLMS (Ordained Local Ministers). They tuned out to be a great bunch of people who were really up for thinking, learning, laughing … and asking good questions. Enjoyed the day enormously.
Sunday morning was another early start, to drive over to Caversham and BBC Radio Berkshire for an interview about Ethos Comedy. Met a lovely bunch of people, did OK in the interview (although I spoke a bit too quickly) and had some fun. I really hope it helps shift some tickets as although initial sales were good, they’ve slowed down … and I am committed to some significant expenditure on this one (gulp).
The rest of Sunday involved Breakast Out with Offspring 3, a long walk with Dog 1 and Dog 2 on Greenham Common. Then battle with Fallen Leaf 1 through to Fallen Leaf 47,006.

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