Some people go to the shops on their lunch break, some go to the pub, some read, and some choose to not even take their break. All are good, but I did something even better. I went and gave blood. If you're scared of doing it, please don't be. It takes no time at all and I personally find plucking my eyebrows far more painful (which doesn't even hurt at all..anyone who says that hurts has a seriously low pain threshold!) I sat back, chilled for 10 minutes whilst my blood was taken and read a magazine. I was back in the office before I knew it and booked in for my next donation in August. Giving blood can save someone's life. I can't think of any better reason than to do it....that and you get free biscuits after ;)
I've found a new church to sing at finally. It's not something I ever rush into as you have to be sure that you will be happy to attend rehearsals and give up your time (and mornings) on Sundays but I'm singing at Christchurch Priory and I couldn't be happier. Christchurch Priory is an outstanding building and steeped in history, so the fact I get to sing beautiful music there is more than ideal. It's nice to know that even though I don't teach music any more, I still get to be a part of the music community.
Other than that, I've been spending time with family and friends, re-watching old films with my housemates, helping my parents tend to their chickens and ducks (one of which is called Quackula...I kid you not) and trying to keep my blonde hair at the optimum blondeness through a variety of purple shampoos.
What have you been up to? Happy Friday!