Fairly Busy Week and Volunteer Interview Result

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s Friday and the weekends nearly here but unfortunately it looks like the weather isn’t very good but never mind hopefully there might be some sunshine next week, anyhow I’ve been fairly busy this week actually because on Monday I had the virgin media people coming to fix the landline again it’s working now so that’s good let’s hope it doesn’t break again, then on Tuesday I went to this drama class for this community project near to where I live and sadly I didn’t like it at all, which is really weird for me because I’m somebody who loves drama but this one just wasn’t the right fit for me but never mind I’ve still got my Thursday evening group.

Anyway on Thursday I went for an interview with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for their volunteer admin support role it went really well and I heard back from them today and I’ve actually got it!! I’m really pleased they liked me it’s a three day a week commitment, and I start next week on Tuesday I’m looking forward to it it’ll be nice to be an office environment again, even though it’s just for a while but hopefully this should lead to something else, at least I’ll be able to fit in other things for the time being plus they have dogs and cats come into the office which is just an added bonus really it was also a requirement for the role as well.

Weekend plan wise I’m not really sure what I’m going to do I might order my dress for my sisters wedding which is something I need to do and then maybe spend time with some friends but either way I’m sure I’ll do something to celebrate my new volunteer job, in terms of people that I’ve told so far I’ve text my cousin who I bumped into yesterday when I went for my interview, my mum who is on holiday at the moment and is flying to the turkish coast tomorrow, and my auntie who is in cornwall, all of whom have come back to me by text message and I spoke to my mum as well.

Anyway I better head off now otherwise I’ll spend half the evening on my laptop I’ll be posting the link to this post on my twitter feed as well.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

 

Easter Bank Holiday and Volunteer Opportunity Interview

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s Friday and the start of the easter bank holiday (yay!!) plus the weathers nice as well which helps and it gives you an excuse to eat lots of chocolate easter eggs, I’m trying to be good though because  so if I do have any chocolate in whatever form it takes, I’ll have to make sure that I don’t have too much otherwise I’ll go up another denim shorts and jeans size.

Anyhow I’ve been applying for some more paid and voluntary work so far I’ve had confirmation emails saying my application has been received, and one email from a paid job saying that I wasn’t suitable for the position but I’ve had one result though it’s for a volunteer administration position, at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home the interview is next week on 24th so fingers crossed I’ll get it.

It would be great experience and I could fit my acting training around it as well as my blog posting plus I’m a bit of an animal lover as you’ve probably gathered from the fact I have a cat maybe that swung it for me who knows? Either way it’s lovely to have a bit of a boost I’ve looked up how to get there and it seems fairly straight forward, I’ll try and head up there later on if I can depending how efficient the engineer from british gas is at fixing the toilet system in my bathroom.

Moving swiftly on I haven’t heard anything back from this theatre company in Beckenham, I’ll look up on their website and see if theres an email I can contact hopefully I might get some joy I suspect it might be because it’s the easter holidays, and a lot of theatres have performances running so fingers crossed I’ll hear from them soon I’m sure I will I left an email address for them on the membership forms that I filled out so I’m it’ll be fine.

Easter Holiday plan wise, I’ve not really thought about it I might try and catch up with some friends if their around over the weekend depending on what their doing of course, that’s the trouble it’s really hard to try and get everyone in the same place without something cropping up for either yourself or somebody else, I’m sure I’ll do something even if it’s going for a nice walk or something it’ll be nice to have a long weekend just to enjoy it for once without it being over so quickly.

I’m looking forward to it though but I’ll miss going to my drama group when it returns and 1st may as well because although I’ll be able to get there it’s finding someone to collect me afterwards of course if I had a helpful auntie then I’d have no problems asking if she could collect me afterwards I could go for an hour but there’s no point in me trekking over to Bromley just to go for an hour, so sadly I’ll have to miss a couple of days.

But never mind I’ll survive but I’ll be going along to this performing arts project with this charity in Lewisham, it starts in the same week as my interview for the volunteer admin position I’m in slight in trepidation about it because although I think the people who run it are nice, because I have anxiety issues, I just don’t feel it’s an appropriate charity for me to be involved with as a participant hopefully if I get this volunteer thing then I won’t have to be involved in their performing arts project the whole time I’m sure I’ll be fine at the interview for it but I’ll just have to try and be as calm as possible on the day.

 

Anyway I’m going to head off now and enjoy the afternoon sunshine while it lasts I’ll let you all know how the volunteer admin interview goes for battersea dogs and cats home and I’ll posting the link to this new post on my twitter feed.

 

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

Informal Showing Debut and Errands

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s Monday and another week has started plus it’s raining today but never mind hopefully it’ll brighten up by the weekend, anyway my informal showing which was last week actually went really well everyone liked the wig that I’d picked for my character I did my make up before hand and organised everything I needed throughout my day, I did have to take my cat to the vets for a re-check appointment and re-start his vaccine course again he’s had one so it’s just the second vaccine that’s he’s got to have that’ll be in about four weeks time for his booster shot but that was the only major thing that I had to do.

Anyhow I left on the day leaving plenty of time for me to get to my showing I was on time as usual I even managed to eat something before hand which was a good sign of course when people arrived later on myself and everybody else were really nervous initially, but once we got going it was fine people seemed to respond to what we had put together it’s hard to know even when you do something that people are familiar with whether they will actually respond, to it or not that’s the frightening thing about doing anything involving comedy or tragedy sometimes both as you have to get the balance right between getting the story across without ‘hamming it up’.

The only off putting thing about it was that my mum decided to sit in the front row of our little audience which is fine in a larger space but in a more intimate space it’s a bit distracting but I don’t mind at least she liked it and she got to meet my drama teacher as well, who according to my mum is the most enthusiastic person she’s ever met I’ll take that as a compliment I think, personally I love people with that type of personality but of course it’s not for everyone.

Moving slightly over the weekend I did some food shopping with my mum and she lost thirty pounds in the supermarket so that was a bit of a drama, that reminds me actually I must go and get some bread in a bit that’s if the virgin media people turn up, they’re meant to be coming between twelve and four pm but of course like most utility companies they never give you an exact time and the trouble is the minute you go out to run an errand, that’s when they decide to turn up so you have to then head all the way back home to let them in basically the landlines down again it’s along story I’ll tell you all another time otherwise I’ll be sitting here all day.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

 

 

 

Informal Showing Tomorrow

 

Hey Everyone,

Well its Wednesday and we’ve officially reached the middle of the week yay!! Anyway as many of you may know or if you don’t what have you been doing? I’ve got my informal showing tomorrow and of course being the excitable yet over prepared soul that I am the temptation to go and look at my monologue piece is getting worse, but like most of you will know that revising or even learning a monologue the night before a play or exam is not a good idea because however good the intentions are, the chances of you panicking during the exam or freezing on stage are well let’s just say incredibly high.

At least in my case I’ll have some time before the informal showing gets underway to actually go over anything that I’m not sure about and smooth out any queues that I need to go over before hand ,that’s that advantage I think with being involved in acting, because you have some time before to iron out anything that might be a possible barrier to you giving a good performance.

Once I get on stage or whatever environment that I’m performing in the adrenaline just takes over and I just go onto automatic pilot mode whatever happening in my life or whatever has happened before hand that just all melts away, and I just focus on what I’m doing in that particular moment or scene that’s always been something that I have been able to pick up naturally but training has definitely helped to improve that.

Moving on slightly I’ve also got to take my cat again to the vet for a re-check as if I haven’t been nervous enough about the informal showing, fingers crossed there’s no more injections I don’t think so as the wound on his leg has really healed nicely and it’s looking a lot better, it’s just irritating when you have to go back because there’s another problem that’s arisen, but I don’t think that’s likely to happen I know my cat will have to go back for his course of injections again, but I think I’ll book the appointments separately so that I can spread the cost a bit more evenly.

Anyhow at least it’s not anything more serious so that’s the main thing, I still haven’t ordered my outfit for my sisters wedding I’ll try and get onto that otherwise before I know it it’ll be July, and I won’t have any time to order the outfit that I want, that’s the thing about weddings they seem to have become unofficial fashion contests because people really seem to go over the top with fascinators and really high heels it’s like it’s the one time of the year when theres and all out fashion war, between the female guests at the wedding.

All the while they’re judging each and every female apart from the bride, who walks past them or talks to them, I’m probably the worst person because I’m not very good at hiding the fact that if someone really doesn’t look that nice, and I think the outfit that they’re wearing is garish then it shows on my face I get that from my mum it happens to her a lot, it’s like a genetic trait in my immediate family not in my extended family.

 

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

Sunshine and Informal Showing Rehearsals

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s Tuesday and it seems as if summer has come early fingers crossed it will last for the rest of the week that would be lovely particularly as some of you may or may not know, I have my informal showing this Thursday ahhh!! It will only be a small audience of about thirteen people so that’s not too bad but of course I’m nervous it’ll be fine though I’m sure.

I’ve even got a fantastic wig for my character I’ve chosen an item of clothing, a couple of props, and shoes for the character already but I think the wig will really add something, plus when I’ve put make up on and I’ve put the wig on with the two together I look completely different, which is the point obviously I’m really excited though I can’t wait to show it the audience I think my other cast members will like the wig as well.

 

Anyway I had a lovely busy weekend with my mum as it was mothers day on Sunday, we went out on Saturday for dinner just locally it was a great evening but unfortunately when I ordered the food for the two of us the person behind the till didn’t put it on the ticket to be put through to the kitchen but never mind we ended up getting the second meal for free result!!, Sunday was an earlier start as I went along to my mums exercise class it was only for an hour, then we headed off to brixton, got something to eat, and of course I got my wig from a fantastic wig shop and the lady was really helpful so if I need to use the shop again I’ll definitely try and go back there.

Moving slightly I had to take my cat to the vets for the first time my mum very kindly came with me he was fine and didn’t make too much of a fuss when we were actually in the vets office but he did in the car never mind but vets are definitely not feeling the pinch it cost my mum a hundred and nine pound just for two injections!! We’d only been in the vets office for twenty minutes at the most, one was a steroid injection and the other was an antibiotic injection as my cat unfortunately had scratched an area on his back leg and licked it until it was very red we’re going back there on Thursday actually it’s got a lot better so fingers crossed there won’t be anymore injections or whatever to pay out for.

I’m sure it’ll be fine mind you the vet was very nice well you would be if we’re being paid all that money lol!! no I’m joking I couldn’t be a vet though because if an animal was really ill and it had cancer I would  be really upset or if an animal had to be put down I’d be really upset then as well I think it must be very difficult having to make decisions like that but I suppose it’s better than the animal suffering anymore than they have to.

Anyhow enough about that I still haven’t brought my outfit for my sisters wedding yet I’ve got two dresses in mind for the occasion from the same site that I got my dress for my birthday I’m sure I’ll pick one then I’ll have to think about how I’ll be doing my make up and hair of course I’m sure I’ll look particularly fantastic.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09