My training is finished. Hooray! Now it is just the real thing to contend with. As part of the training, we have had to do role plays pretty much every week. Two people had never done the main part of it, so they had to do it this time. It is hard (and more difficult than the real thing in some ways) and you are being watched by other people in the group, who give you feedback at the end. The thing is that it did not go well… at all… and in the end the role play was stopped and we weren’t allowed to give feedback (which was a good thing because I was desperately looking for some positive things to say). One of the people looked entirely traumatised by it all and went very sullen and silent. She was one of the strongest characters in the group and it was difficult to see things go so badly for her and her reaction to it all. She had to have a word with the trainer at the end of the day anyway and I did wonder if she might say that she didn’t think it was for her any more, which would be a shame. It did go really badly though...
I have finally updated my book blog. I have done it without reviewing one of the books I have read, which is a shame because it was a good book and Sarah (at her newly renamed blog), in particular, would have wanted to know what I thought it, but to avoid being tracked down, I decided that silence was the best option! This blogging thing can be overly complicated at times or perhaps that is just me making it so!
London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1
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