I came across these as I was looking through my photos the other day. I think they are from 2005 – I used to go to a fire spinning group in Bournemouth gardens every Tuesday with my then-boyfriend, then we’d stay over at his flat afterwards. It was a lot of fun, but I stopped when Andy moved to a different town and I was too agoraphobic to be able to navigate all the trains and buses that late in the evening on my own. This first one is my favourite trick: I start from standing, lie on the floor, mess about a bit with some moves and get back up again, all while spinning the fire poi. I even freaked out some of the other fire spinners doing this! Don’t tell anyone, but it’s not actually that hard – it’s mostly a case of finding the guts to lie down on the ground whilst spinning two balls of firey kevlar around your head. Simple 😛
I think Andy must have taken these. He did his final project for his media access course that year on me doing poi. I wish I could see the final thing again, it was pretty cool, some of the group shots at night were amazing.
As an aside, these are all healthy-Katie photos. I would like to get back to this weight again, I think I looked ok.
One day I will go back to that group again. Can’t wait until I have my own car 🙂
Major heartburn+anxiety attack again last night, probably due to vast amounts of black pepper houmous at dinner! Maybe sometime this week I will get to sleep before 3am? It’s really scary, with the palpitations and chest pain and not being able to swallow, but I’m sure it IS reflux and anxiety rather than heart problems, because I’m not going cold, clammy, feeling sick and having various parts of my anatomy turn blue like they would if I were genuinely short on oxygen. Bah. It’s easy to be rational about this at 11am, but it’s a different story in the middle of the night. I am feeling terrible.
Three good things about yesterday, because I forgot 😛
1. Appointment with the nutritional therapist went well, she is helping me find some stuff to reduce the inflammation in my digestive system. I will try pretty much anything at this point, seriously.
2. Absolutely wonderful dinner, even if it did keep me up all bloody night! Baked sweet potato, black pepper houmous and carrot and beetroot salad (with more black pepper ground over the top – no wonder I was feeling so rough!). Yuuum 🙂
3. This is cheating because it happened this morning rather than yesterday, but my food intolerance test turned up. I’ll send it back out this afternoon and it should be back within two weeks – it only took one last time though. Hopefully the results will either give me something to work on or put my mind at rest.