In honour of my trip to Hogwarts, this Sunday’s poem is one of the songs of the sorting hat.
A thousand years or more ago
When I was newly sewn,
There lived four wizards of renown,
Whose names are still well known:
Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen.
They shared a wish, a hope, a dream,
They hatched a daring plan
To educate young sorcerers
Thus Hogwarts School began.
Now each of these four founders
Formed their own house, for each
Did value different virtues
In the ones they had to teach.
By Gryffindor, the bravest were
Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest
Would always be the best;
For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission;
And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition.
While still alive they did divide
Their favourites from the throng,
Yet how to pick the worthy ones
When they were dead and gone?
Which house do you belong to?
I wonder which one would be into hypnosis?
Yes. that slightly distorted, yet smiling face, is mine!
Yesterday I went indoor skydiving.
It was ace.
You don’t have to be physically fit or mega flexible and it’s ok if you don’t like heights (just don’t get the instructor to take you up for a spin).
It’s one of those really cool adventure things you can do with little/no preparation and leaves you with no pain or problems – just a big old smile on your face.
When we were on our way home, my partner said to me ‘ I think I’ve found something that’s more fun than snowboarding’ I replied that I think this wins hands down as the first time I went snowboarding I could barely walk the next day.
It was an amazing feeling to genuinely feel like I was flying on a cushion of air, but you know what the best thing a bout it was? The fact that I’m now looking for something else new to try.
Don’t get me wrong – I will definitely be doing this again ( in fact we’ve already booked up to learn some new moves and tricks) but I want to find something else new and amazing too.
We can all get a bit stuck in our routines from time to time, and when we try something new it can encourage us to try more and more new things.
So, if you haven’t done anything new for a while – what are you going to try?
I’m asking because I’m looking for ideas 🙂
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