Day 50: Playful at the Parade

Day 50: Playful at the Parade

To celebrate the turning on of the (rather unspectacular) lights in Leigh-on-Sea they have a (rather spectacular) evening! Shops stay open late, with added Santa’s Grottos and hot dog stands. There’s even a small funfair. Seemingly all the residents throng...
Day 49: Like a kid in a toyshop

Day 49: Like a kid in a toyshop

Ah, retail therapy! But even more importantly: ah, window shopping! There’s something enormously playful about exploring a toy shop. You don’t have to buy a single thing to have an enjoyable half hour examining games, new and old. Oh look, they’ve...
Day 48: A night at the Mystery Masquerade

Day 48: A night at the Mystery Masquerade

It fell to the hands of the School of Play to bring the play on Day 48. And I was in good hands! The night was built around the concept of each creating a mask for ourselves. Crafting is, of course, clearly a playful activity, and it’s easy to enjoy cutting and...
Day 47: Into the woods to meditate

Day 47: Into the woods to meditate

One of the categories on which I’m rating each day’s play activity is ‘resemblance to play’, and this whole 100 Days of Play thing is intended to be an exploration of play. That means that some of the activities are going to be a little outside...
Day 46: A writing salon with added play

Day 46: A writing salon with added play

In my honour (and what an honour!), Paul, who runs the writing group I attend, threw a special play-focused edition. We discussed how play and playful techniques can be used to expand our creative output as writers. From ideas-generation to getting us out of...