Day 25: Bricking it about sustainability

Day 25: Bricking it about sustainability

I’ve heard a little about Lego Serious Play – a meeting methodology centred around building Lego models and talking about the thinking behind them. Might sound silly (or like┬áplay!), but it’s exclusively marketed as perfect for hard-nosed business...
Day 24: Down the literary rabbit-hole

Day 24: Down the literary rabbit-hole

I had a long Skype chat the other night with a friend in Florida, and when I asked him what he’d been doing with himself that day he said he’d been reading… gone for a long walk on the beach… and then done some more reading. There was something...
Day 23: Celebrating a life-event with ritual

Day 23: Celebrating a life-event with ritual

I’m going to tackle this question head-on: is a wedding really play? I’d say yes. But then I would, wouldn’t I, in my eagerness to greedily make everything part of my specialist subject. That would be a terrible tactic on Mastermind. I think ritual...
Day 22: Cold bathing

Day 22: Cold bathing

I grew up in North-West London, but have never before swam in the ponds on Hampstead Heath. I thought that my 100 Days of Play could be an ideal opportunity to experience this for the first time. I could chalk it up to skinny-dipping, which is surely a form of play...
Day 21: For whom the bell tolls

Day 21: For whom the bell tolls

I’m up in the bell-tower of Saint Anne’s Church in Highgate to have a lesson in bell-ringing. This campanological adventure is playing music as well as having fun. It’s playing with big machines / mechanisms, getting some good exercise, and learning...