Today was my fourth day on work experience. We started the the day by driving down the the Landmark Theatre. On the lawn outside of the Theatre, I filmed Paul making a short film for an upcoming uke workshop at the landmark in Victorians week. The video summarised the event and the features of the workshop. After that we had lunch and then headed for two ukulele lessons at Phils house, who had an amazing homemade dalek. Once we had got back into Ilfracombe I headed home.
Today was my third day on work experience, we had a jam packed day like yesterday. We started the day by heading into Barnstaple for ukulele lessons at Sticklepath school. At the school we had three different groups to teach, one of which were quite good. After that we went to Soundpad to buy some lighting equipment for Paul's stage lights. Next we had another 2 ukulele lessons which were fun. Finally we drove back to Exmoor for another ukulele workshop with a group of school kids. Ukulele Wednesday was the best day so far!
Today on my second day of work experience with Paul, we started at South Molton school and gave some children guitar lessons. After that we came back to Braunton for my own guitar lesson. Next it was my sisters lesson which I played the cajon (small drum) for, and assisted her along with songs that Paul had shown her recently. Next we headed back to Ilfracombe to collect the equipment for a ukulele workshop that evening, once everything was packed up it was time to go. For this particular workshop, we drove to Simonsbath house on Exmoor. The workshop was full of enthusiastic children, and ran very smoothly. After the workshop we headed back home. A very long tiring second day, and much of the same tomorrow.
Today on my first day of work experience, the day was based around the recording studio as we where trying to start recording a song for Paul'scampfire songs album. Early on in the day, we handed out ukulele workshop posters to shops in Ilfracombe. After that we tested Paul's lighting equipment ready for upcoming gigs, and carried on with the recording. Probably the easiestday this week, as we are heading of tomorrow to Exmoor for a uke workshop.
This is a following Ilfracombe Rotary Star Trek. The information provided is from David Jones of Hele Mill.
The Star Trek Challenge on twitter is @star_trek_walk
Well they are all off and running the last team 8:45 pm.
All going well on this moonlit night. First team back, half way 9.40
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First team to complete the Star Trek in at 0:44 am
I stand corrected Nicola was the last. finding a more interesting route via the Cairngorms or some such place. The ghost team had gone home after doing half the course but neglected to tell
North Devon Gazette coverage http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/pictures_successful_startrek_takes_to_exmoor_1_3984020
This this week only, I will be taking over the twitter account of @peopleofdevon
I have done it before, I don't know if anyone else has ever had a second crack at running this great twitter account. I'm not sure if the administrators of this account have had me back because I did a good job last time, or because they felt I was so bad I need to do the job again. Anyway, so carry on following my usual twitter account @paulkclews and let me know how I get on with @peopleofdevon. If you leave a comment here, I may give you a retweet.
Different kinds of people, from all over Devon get to have a go at running the account,, telling world about the county. Each week someone new takes over account. Why not apply, it's great fun, brings a new audience to you, and adds followers to your own account.
To apply to run the @peopleofdevon account for a week, contact @devon_hour on twitter.
We are wanting to find people who would be willing to join the network hub we are proposing to set up for the North Devon area. We are members of the Permaculture Association.
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What comes first, the chicken or the egg? It’s physical. Neurologists have established the changes that occur with the“pleasure pathway” in the brain. We then associate what makes us feel good with the alcohol, drugs, food, work, internet and online gaming, exercise, shopping, use of relationships or sex, gambling. We learn that we feel “high”.But some of lose any sense of balance and are compelled to have more and more and more. Over time we lose sight of what balance could even be. The suggestion is that this is genetic, and therefore there is a predisposition towards addiction. So what triggers it? Unpleasant emotions resultfrom unpleasant experiences. Bearing in mind that what may be unpleasant for one person may be very different for someone else. Fundamentally though, when something is unpleasant, to whatever degree is normal to want to feel better. Equally there is a desire to be emotionally high and stay high. The addictive person will resort to the “feel good factor” but has this propensity to keep going and going and going. And then there is the social side. Social environments have a part to play; our family, friends, co-workers are identified as considerable influences. And when considering ceasing using alcohol, drugs, food, internet, work, shopping, exercise, relationships, changing relationships is an important consideration. Relapse is often triggered by a crisis in a social relationship, the loss of a loved one, friction in a relationship, or a return to “using” social groups as examples. Social experiences and influences are important factors when attempting to understand what addiction is.