My job title is ‘Internal Communications Specialist’. I should be a specialist when it comes to communicating. But mostly, I’m just special.
I was quite proud this week when I wrote a letter to the Pope (if you want to see why I did that, take a look at my other blog). I think I sounded quite eloquent, which is pretty much a first for me. I did want to start it ‘Dear Mr Pope’ and add a few pictures to brighten it up, but I restrained myself as it was a pretty serious letter. I did want to email too, but finding the right address was an issue. I called the Vatican switchboard and spoke to a couple of nuns, which isn’t something you often do on a Thursday morning, but it didn’t really work out. Possibly because you can’t mime through the language barrier on the phone. It was also quite fun going to a post office where the staff never smile let alone speak, and having the lady laugh, tell me it was her very first letter to the Vatican and ask me why I was sending it. That on its own was worth the 97p stamp.
But that eloquence was a bit of a one off. You may remember a few years ago I made animals out of socks. I called them Pogimals:
One of my friends recently contacted me to see if I would make another for her daughter. Unfortunately I don’t have the time right now as life is a little chaotic and I’m trying to make some of my Christmas presents too (and last year I promised myself I wouldn’t still be making them at midnight on Christmas Eve!) Instead, I suggested she make a simple one with her daughter – I’d send her some instructions….
So I did. It was only as I actually sent them that I realised just how bad my pictures were. In fact, my friend wrote back to thank me…and tell me she’d almost wet herself laughing. Here’s a couple of the pictures I drew. See what you think:
I’m thinking I should stop trying to draw ANYTHING. Especially when at work I did a video story board at my boss’s boss request and under this picture:
I felt I had to explain that it wasn’t a flasher, it was a man holding a balloon and I’d run out of hairstyle ideas, which wass why he was wearing a hat.
Back to the crochet I think…. :o)