Friday, 27 March 2009

Croaking to a Halt...


I have been away from home again towards the end of this week, at Brayton College in Selby. Actually,
I was booked to visit a couple of years ago, but we had to cancel as there were Add Imagemassive floods everywhere: Sheffield had helicopters pulling people off the tops of flooded buildings!

I really enjoyed spending the day with older children for a change. I was working with 12 & 15 years olds. The actual projects I did were not hugely different to normal, just pitched a little differently.


It was lovely to see small knots of kids hang around between sessions, keen to ask questions and to get a closer look at my sketchbook. As usual, I'd shown them the train pics I'd done on the way there, which almost always gets them interested.

I started the day with a PowerPoint talk, then did a series of illustration workshops. Unfortunately I've caught a cold somewhere along the line (occupational hazard - ask any teacher) and my voice got smaller and smaller, then deeper and deeper as the day went on. By the last session I was just a croak, and by the time I got home, I had lost my voice entirely!


Last time this happened, I ended up completely silent for over a week and had to cancel some visits. I spent last night frantically gargling with TCP, but this morning the doctor has said it's acute laryngitis, and there's nothing to be done, I just have to wait.

3 comments:

cassia said...

oh my god! that's not just a cold!-you were playing it down just a bit, weren't you? you should be in bed, lady, not working out how to do a talk by process of mime (as amusing as that sounds!)take very good care of yourself. lots of get well hugs, cx

weechuff said...

Goodness! That makes things very awkward for you. I hope you are feeling better soon. I love the drawings by the way:0)

Lynne Chapman said...

Fortunately I feel pretty OK, I'm just somewhat verbally understated!

Bit of a cough and the last knockings of nose blowing, but I'll live. You're right though - rather awkward as I've still 2 more schools to go next week...