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Saturday, January 21, 2006


I trundled off to work bright & early this morning, braving the cold weather at an unreasonable hour. I was teaching another short 1st Aid course, for a local authority youth service this time. I've done a few courses for them, they're regular customers, usually booking one or two courses a year. They like to move the courses around the different youth centres, so that it's always very local to someone, and today it was in one I'd never been to before.

I arrived nice and early, and was pleased to be met by the security guard ready & waiting with keys, but the centre was basically one large, pre-fab hall with a concrete floor & was absolutly freezing! I found a heater & turned it on, but to be honest, it didn't make any discernable difference. add in the fact that there was no carpet or matting, and most of the floor space was taken up by big heavy snooker tables, and you'll get the idea that it wasn't the ideal venue.

To top it all, I had brought tea, coffee, milk, sugar and cups with me, but after a thorough search failed to turn up a kettle, we couldn't even warm up that way.

The course went well, and I had good feedback, but it was a bit miserable for everyone:-(

I think I'll ask for the nice new-build youth centre just down the road from Nanny A's next time!


  • At Saturday, January 21, 2006 11:17:00 pm, Blogger Doug said…

    Belinda sent me. Actually the patent is really neat. A kettle is mandatory on a cold day. You should unionize.

  • At Sunday, January 22, 2006 6:31:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    I remember teaching a prenatal class in the library of a local elementary school. All went well until the third week, when we arrived to find that they were replacing the carpetting! The floor was torn up, the tile underneath jagged and pocked with filthy black glue-like stuff. After trying without success to find another room within the school to use, we ended up having our class in the hallway! (I did give them the option of just going home - who wants to sit on tiles for two hours when you're eight months along?? They did, apparently. Oh, well.)

    Not ideal, to say the least... But at least we were warm.

  • At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:01:00 am, Blogger Shelli said…

    How do you practice first aid when your finger tips are frozen solid? Yikes.


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