I also had two PD meetings; the first one I attended as a guest to meet members of the committee in view of voting me in at the next AGM and the second meeting a few days later was the regular monthly meet. The guest speaker this time was Pam Harcourt, an ex ‘Tiller Girl'. She gave a very interesting and enlightening talk with lots of photographs about her life dancing in the 50’s and how she returned to it years later when a reunion was struck up. The sprightly lady was as fit as a fiddle and just to prove it, gave a high kick or two! She said in response to our amazement, ‘....Once a Tiller….always a Tiller!’ which apparently was the dancing girls catch phrase.
I had promised myself a visit to ‘Appy Feet’ which is where you go for a pedicure with a difference! After rinsing my feet in a special area and slipping into sanitised plastic shoes provided I was led from foot-sink to a water tank. I sat on a high bench and lowered my feet, ankle deep into a tank full of little fish which nibbled and groomed while I sat and relaxed.
I paid for 15 minutes but after five minutes of gentle, slightly ticklish, pins and needles feelings, I had already decided that I wanted to extend my session. That was providing that the fish were still ‘hungry’ enough to give me their full attention as some of them were unsure which foot they preferred to dine on. Some were quite happy nibbling around my ankles or rushing to the side of the tank as they sensed another meal (customer) walk by. These rogues had no intentions in following the rest of the shoal or in eliminating my cuticles what-so-ever!
Thirty-five minutes were over too soon and nice scented foot balm was applied to soft, towel-dryed feet. You do this yourself. You almost certainly would need more than one session to have perfect feet. It isn’t cheap but it's great for a one-off experience at least. I give this activity 10/10.
I’m sure it will sound a little unconventional to some but you shouldn’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Click for more on 'Appy Feet Website' and/or see more on my previous post.
In the same afternoon and wriggling my floaty feet throughout, I managed to fit in a visit to the cinema. I watched ‘The King’s Speech’ which has had great revues and I wasn’t disappointed. The film was excellent but the frustration of the desperate King (played by Colin Firth) unable to tell his little princesses a bedtime story, without stuttering over his words was just one of the times that I thought I might have choked myself!
In the end when the King makes the successful speech, all but those in the cinema applauded and it was the weirdest feeling not doing so myself. I resisted the urge after taking a sly look around the cinema to see everyone sitting quite still and dead silent! ! ‘Click here for ‘King’s Speech Review’
I’ve been painting in between times and practicing my skills on photoshop. I finished off a painting which is now ready to frame and I managed to follow an idiot guide to altering a colour photograph to black and white. I also had fun when something went wrong as I tried to eradicate a few wrinkles! Results below!
Hoping for a restful and peaceful Sunday!