Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Attack Of The 50ft Story

Great title - sadly it's not mine.
It's the title of the big project that I have been working on with young people in Skelmersdale.
Their words will be illuminated across the exterior of the library building at the end of November.
Last Friday was the final workshop when I spent the afternoon working with a group of young people in the Crisis Homeless Shelter.
I loved the energy of these feisty young people.
They may not be everyone's cup of tea - the language was choice and the insults flying across the room were outrageous.
But it is their spark and energy that has helped these troubled youngsters survive harrowing journeys.
I hope it won't be the last time I work with them.
If you want to find out a little more click here for a sneak preview.

It's cold and wet and windy today so time to dig out a favourite winter warmer - my red Zara top.

Shoes - Clarks
Jeans - Gap
T-shirt - Primark
Top - Zara


  1. love you in red lady! :)

    glad you enjoyed your experience- hope it wasn't the last time either! ;D

  2. I truly think it's wonderful that you work with the youth....more so those who need so much help. I know it's hard sometimes to work with them but there's nothing like seeing them succeed in the long run. Hope you also find more opportunities to keep doing what you're doing:) BTW, red is just so your color! You look amazing in it!

  3. I love that top, the colour and fabric are great! iSN'T IT THE ONE YOU ALMOST GAVE AWAY - OR HAVE i MADE THAT UP>?

    Oops cap lock on - but can't be bothered to type again - lazy .. yes :D

    CC xXx

  4. Love the red shoes... you looked so cool.

    It's always fun to work with young people, the energy and the excitement they possess can be contagious.

  5. Hi there-It sounds like a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience, well done all round! Love the red Zara top, the layering works perfectly!

  6. Jane, the work that you do continues to inspire me. I was one of those kids not so long ago, and it was mentors like you that helped get me where I am today.

  7. That is so wonderful to you to work with kids (and prisoners) who most need positive inspiration. The energy and courage in that group sounds incredible.

    I can see why you love that Zara top. The polka dots are sweet!

  8. Love the red top against the red chair!!

  9. Red is a great color on you :)

  10. Skelmersdale - I used to work there with young adults at the college. Seems like another life time ago. Sounds like a great project and I can see why you enjoy it. Hxxx

  11. Totally cute shirt! I also love the matching shoes. Awesome outfit!