Visit a shop you've never been into before.

Overcoming intimidation...Mark asked us to wake up by visiting a shop you've never ventured in to before

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Jun 05, 2017
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Mark’s wake up challenge was go into a shop I’ve never been to before.  I’m a 47 year old woman! There are not many shops I haven’t visited in my time. I scratched my head, I searched my mind.  I visualised the street of the  town I work in to see if there was any shops I hadn’t visited it. Having lived alone for many years , out of necessity I’ve visited most places even those that are often deemed male domains  (rightly or wrongly) such as builders merchants and garages.

Funnily enough a shop I often feel intimidated in is the butchers! Don’t laugh! I know their meat tastes better than supermarkets but I don’t know anything about the weight of sausages and the cuts of meat…when I do make myself go in I usual mumble or point to something that looks appealing and hope its ok.

 So, finally I had it… the wool shop. I don’t really knit. My friend encouraged me to dabble last year and it was relaxing but my creation was a bit messy.  The wool shop in our town is tiny, it’s a bit quirky and I feel it’s the type of shop you only go into if you need some wool…so…I did feel a little uncomfortable going in, not only physically because its a tiny place and I felt a little bit like the big Alice trying to fit in through the door. The first thing that hit me was the smell of damp, but soon I forgot about that and enjoyed the colours  of wool filling my line of vision.  I didn't stay long so but I did venture over the doorstep but not sure if I would repeat this experience.

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Ffi Ffi Trixibelle

I'm a single parent of ONE lovely lanky teenager.. I live in deepest rural Wales . My 'proper' job is in marketing and events but I am also a trained reflexologist, masseur and reiki giver (go figure!) I also look after my Mum who is in her late 80's, my dog Ted, my cat Black and my hens and dream is to have a small holding and offer people holidays in my teepee and maybe the odd therapy as you can see I am a mass of contradictions.... I like to walk, do yoga, eat salad and visit new places but I also like to drive fast, Feast ice lollies, vodka on Friday's with friends(, which leads to dancing in my kitchen) my coffee , and staying up late... I can be outgoing but also extremely shy so like the rest of you I am still trying to figure it out one day at a time...


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Mark Cuddy 11 months ago

Fi, at least you tried the challenge. That for me was enough and besides after not being able to go into GAME I feel I won't be repeating the exercise too. I'll make you a deal; I'll go into the wool shop and you go into the GAME shop (I can't get over the fact I think it's for geeks, ha, ha).