I am currently smelling, appropriately, of woodsmoke…
Another sudden decision of what to go to at the science festival had me doing something a little crazy:
Can you guess what it is yet?
I can’t say I’ve been desperate all my life to try firewalking or anything, but the appeal of the science festival event was that I could do it without having to sit through hours of ‘positive thinking’ or NLP or pseudo-spiritual claptrap before it. Instead, I had Richard Wiseman telling me how much it was going to hurt, and a rather marvellous fire-themed soundtrack.
I was determined that I wanted to go early rather than stand in a long line, even though it might be hotter! I was third in the queue. I mostly felt excited rather than nervous, though I did hesitate on the start line and then went a bit fast over the ‘coals’!
I felt like my feet could have used some extra time in the cold water afterwards, but overall it was no worse than putting them briefly into a too-hot bath.
Of course, afterwards the endorphins kicked in and I was all hyper and smiley!
And here’s Amanda Tyndall, the deputy director of the Science Festival, looking more confident and purposeful than I did!