Usual bus journey into work. Freezing morning, managed to sit in the most uncomfortable seat on the bus!
8.30am – 9.00am at front desk and getting stuff ready for the Fancy That event and the Reading Group. First hurdle, no colour printer. Broken 😦
9.00am – 10.15am “volunteered” to blow up balloons using helium cylinder. First, Google “how to attach balloon adaptor to Helium Cylinder”. Thanks, London Beer Gas website. Couldn’t have done it without you 🙂 Second, having blown balloon up with helium, tied knot, do NOT let go. Hilarious 10 minutes trying to get balloons down from high ceilings. Found string eventually and tied them with long tails so we could retrieve if let go!
10.15am – 11.00am Helping on Fancy That event taking photos, ended up taking photos for Marketing too! Hopefully, these will be on the Biblis site soon (http://www.thebiblis.com/)
11.00 – 11.30am Prepping for Reading Group, trying to find a colour printer to print templates for badges. Made a selection of badges for them to choose from when they sign up for challenge.
11.30 – 12.00am First half of split lunch. Lovely salad again.
12.00 – 1.00pm Reading Group 2011 Reading Challenge Launch Party. A few turned up and so far we have 4 definite signings and 2 reading lists already. Some are a bit bewildered in researching authors so I have decided that I will put together a list of recommended titles for them to choose from. Really pleased to see some of them going for the Welsh Authors list.
1.00 – 1.30pm Second half of lunch spent quietly with a cup of tea and a couple of Chocolate Mini-Rolls!
1.30 – 5.00pm Well unfortunately this is where the day went rapidly downhill. Behaviour, attitude, and disruptiveness overshadowed the morning’s event. Add to that more problems with the LMS and Internet access and the stress levels were at a peak. So much so that we had to call our Security to escort some students from the building.
5.35pm on the bus listening to selection of music to soothe the inner frazzle! Including Kirsty MacColl’s album “Tropical Brainstorm” and Cher’s “Believe” album. Good stuff.