I had an unexpectedly lovely invitation to give a presentation on Inspirational Leadership for Lancaster and Morecambe Headteachers Association. Wow – they know how to rock. The conference was held in the best hotel ever – the Low Wood Hotel on the edge of the Windermere Lakes in Ambleside. (Isn’t Ambleside beautiful – surrounding as it is by mountains – see the view from my window!!)
The Heads all stayed over for one or two nights, the hotel even had hot tubs out in the open crisp air. The next morning they either went hiking or Tai Chi-ing or flopping. Then after their leisurely lunch I had them with me from 12 to 4.30. We had a great time and managed to reflect, laugh, reconnect, be playful… and to shine up our vision of what a leader has to do for themselves spiritually and physically before they can have the energy to try and be the best they can be to inspire others. After a late tea of warm scones and jam they all went off to get ready for an evening of great food and outrageous dancing!
I went onto stay with my wise friends, Linda and Nigel Kingdon – both brilliant ex Heads and LNEs who have retired. Properly. In Ambleside. Oh, the green eyed monster played havoc with my newfound snowy calm!! We three got up early the next day and hiked up a big mountain (well to urban old me it was). (See photo). The physical sense of achievement was huge – so huge that by mid-day I was treating myself to a big Bailey’s liqueur coffee and a full English!!
So thank you to Lancaster and Morecambe Heads for inviting me!!
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