It wasn’t an actual plan to skip writing anything yesterday or on Monday – just a side-effect of the joys of half-term, and a slight distraction coming my way at the end of the week.
Half-term means an 8 year old and a 10 year old cart-wheeling or running or stamping around the place (well, admittedly there’s been less cart-wheeling since the dislocated elbow incident last year)…
And then the distraction…
To my considerable surprise, I now have to figure out a way to teach a worthwhile amount of Welsh in ten minutes on live radio this Friday.
My general level of relaxation about this is not being helped enormously by the Radio 2 people dubbing it ‘the largest Welsh class in history’ – apparently their audience is usually round about seven and a half million, which is NOT a calming thought.
I suppose, to be fair, I don’t have much ‘figuring out’ to do about how I’m going to be teaching – but producing the SSi Method live and without notes is a little bit like circus acrobatics without a safety net.
[Well, apart from the risk of actual physical death, I suppose, but that seems trivial by comparison].
So I need to get some real work done today, and then hop on the train to London tomorrow, and then spend an evening changing-my-mind-every-5-minutes about which words and structures are least likely to go badly wrong in a no-safety-net environment.
Let’s hope that Jeremy Vine has got a good working memory, eh?!
Wish me luck…;-)
Oh, and help ease my nerves by signing up to our ‘6 Minute a Day’ course – which is like what Jeremy’s going to be getting, only better, because it’s been built carefully instead of made-up-on-the-spot…!