Sunday, 30 June 2013
I have had yet another great weekend at the Deyin training camp. A huge thanks to Faye, Tary and Simon for their expert tuition. As usual there was a choice for each day and I picked Taiji stick qigong but others got to do the 24 step routine or the Taiji 24 spear on Saturday. On offer today was 42 step combined routine or Sun style sword. I did the 42 step with Faye and although a lot to get through in one session we did achieve it and I have some valuable pointers to work on. The Taiji stick Qigong was great and felt much better than the first workshop I went to and I have the DVD and book now so there should be no stopping me now! The other great thing about the weekend is that I get to meet up with all my Taiji friends that I have met over previous years and seminars. The atmosphere is fantastic and we are all just like one big family. Dates are in the diary for next year (28th and 29th June) so if you want quality Taiji instruction this is a great place to go.
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Next Sunday, 23rd June the Festival Gardens will be celebrating their first birthday. Angela's Tai Chi School held demonstrations in the Chinese Garden at the opening and are pleased to announce that they will be there again this year as part of the Big Lunch that the gardens have organised. As part of this I will be there taking bookings for anyone who wishes to take part in the newly agreed Tai Chi weekly classes that will be starting from July 2nd (see website for further details). I am thrilled with this news. If you need an excuse to come and visit the gardens next weekend just take a look at some of the photos I have taken there over the last twelve months.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Yesterday we had our annual day out. Tai Chi was left at home and we took trains, buses and cars to gather at Port Sunlight on The Wirral. We enjoyed a guided tour by one of my students Harriet Gilmour who is a qualified blue badge tour guide. The morning was a walkabout tour from one end of the village to the other taking in sights such as the factory, Bridge Cottage, The Diamond with its amazing sun dial. Unfortunately the sun didn't shine so we weren't able to test it out. Harriet reassured us that it does work! After lunch we enjoyed a tour of the Lady Lever Art Gallery. A magnificent day. Below are a very small selection of photos from the day.