Sunday, 16 October 2016

This Week #52

Adar o'r unlliw, ehedant i'r unlle - Birds of a feather flock together.
Life This Week

This week I've just felt like I'm spinning lots of plates, and spinning them badly! Veronica, the mayor of Torfaen, has had to go into hospital for a knee replacement, so as deputy I've had to step into her shoes for the duration. It's way more exhausting than I thought it would be. I don't think it helps that I'm naturally a shy and retiring type, and the role is all about making small talk with strangers! Hopefully I'm not being a total disaster at it.

It is fun how diverse it makes your days though. Over the last fortnight I've been to AGMs, concerts, the south wales Dashain celebration, a parade of the Royal Welsh through Pontypridd, and met with a delegation of officials from the Suzhou Planning Bureau. Next week, among other things, I'm opening the poppy appeal for the local British Legion branch, helping to host a fundraising quiz night, and dropping in at a 100th birthday party. There's never a dull moment, really!

We're spending the day at my mum's today, so the hope is I can get all my blog stuff written and scheduled for next week, so at least there will be one less plate to spin.

Photo of the Week

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This Week, I 'ave Been Mostly...

☆ READING: I found an old piece I'd written about LGBT+ representation in youth media - I reposted it for National Coming Out Day on Tuesday.

☆ WRITING: The A-Z of Creepy Retro Television.

☆ WATCHING: Scary - and not so scary - movies for this week's Friday Frivolity linky!

 LISTENING: My mum introduced Marianna to the 80s cartoon Raggy Dolls. YouTube duly introduced me to the full length version of the theme tune... I can't stop listening!


☆ WEARING: The deputy mayoral chain - my neck has a permanent crick right now!

☆ EATING: I had my first mince pie of the season this week.

☆ REVIEWING: The Book of Everyone - I'm hosting a competition to win one in that post too.

On the Blog

I posted about linky etiquette, and did the 5 Things Blogging Tag.






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