On sunday I was sitting in a gondola on the Grand Canal in Venice. (The gondolier was the father of my friend - one of NSCD's international students) It was the Historical Regatta and the buildings were licked gold buy the fading sun. Yesterday I landed in Liverpool to grey grey skies.

Its about that time. The summer is coming to and end and the start of school is just around the corner.

Its time to look back on the summer. I've learnt a lot - that I need to do make sure I keep up the movement that I do in Ricardo's class. I definitely have work on my hand stands. That I should never go anywhere with out Keith, my MacBook. To get a variation of classes - ones that are totally against your natural movement and challenge you (Ricardo's) and classes that make you feel good (Jessy's). That its all about communication - what you're trying to say, how you say it and what you actually end up saying.

Its time to think about the upcoming year. What do I have to do to get where I want to be? How will I cope with the creative work? What do I want to do with the creative work? Will I get everything done that I want to?

I want to go back. I love my NSCD routine. I'm ready to dance and get working again. But when people ask me if I'm pleased to go back it takes me a minute to say yes. Why is that I wondered.

Because I know its going to be tough. They are going to hit us with it as soon as we get back. And then thats it work work work until next july. It can be a bit daunting and requires a bit of mental preparation. (And that just to re adjust to the prospect of wearing lycra once again.....)

But if its easy something ain't right. So i'm going to quit my whining and say grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Bring it on. Here's to a tough and busy and fun second year. I can't wait.