Stanislavsky Course and Spa Experience


Hey Everyone,

Well Mondays here again and it’s the start of another interesting week for many of you I’m sure anyway I’ve started my Stanislavsky course and it’s going well so far I had to read this essay about inner impulses and inner actions I also wrote over most of it mainly to show I’ve got some interest in what the essay is talking about no I’m joking I found it very insightful reading the course is also very interesting so I’ll see how it all turns out.

As many of you may or may not know I went to the crystal palace spa in London last Friday it was a bit tricky to find I have to say because it wasn’t obvious as to where exactly it was located even though myself and my mum who I went with were following the directions from those map stands that are often in busy London areas the treatment itself was fine I did feel a bit like an oven door as they scrubbed your body first before using a soap in order to cleanse and clean the skin which is basically in a nutshell what a Hamman treatment is.

Initially I had reservations as I was a bit taken aback when we were greeted by these two lines of beauty therapists I remember thinking I know I said I wanted to be in the Rocky Horror Show but I didn’t mean I wanted to be in it late on a Friday afternoon and we had to go downstairs underneath where they had hair and nail treatments going on so that was a bit odd but on balance it was fine I mean it was a Group-on voucher thing so at least we weren’t having to pay full price or anything I’m pretty reluctant to say that I would go back but myself and my mum are planning to go to the Sanctuary in London so I’m sure we’ll both love that.

My evening drama group’s started back it was on the same day as my Stanislavsky course so Thursdays are going to be very busy for me at least for a while but my Stanislavsky course finishes on 5th December but my evening drama class finishes on 12th December so it’s a bit longer in terms of time and everything the only thing that I’m having reservations about is the fourth week of my Stanislavsky course we’ll be doing emotional work and that also means we’ll have to cry in front of each other I’m assuming but the thing is if I’m genuinely upset then I’ll either wait until I get home before I start crying or I’ll carry on with my day and then later on when I get home I’ll let out the tears but I’ll have to cross that bridge when I come to it otherwise if I can’t then I’ll be known as the ‘dead inside’ girl who can’t evoke emotions to cry at will if required.


Anyway I’m sure it’ll be fine if necessary I’ll just have to say that it’s something I find hard to do but I’m sure my tutor on the course will be able to help me with that he seems very nice and very passionate about what he’s teaching which is nice because you don’t get many teachers who are like that well maybe one or two but then tend to be very rare and also because they’re really good they often get snapped up by another school so they don’t often stay for very long either.


I’ll be posting some new blog posts throughout the week so keep reading and thanks to everyone who is bearing with me and following me on Twitter as well.
















Summer Holidays and Graduating

Hey Everyone,

It’s been a while since I last wrote to you but never mind it must be all the excitement of the summer holidays which I’m sure most of you are making the most of while it lasts anyway I’ve finally graduated from university I know how exciting and scary is that it was lovely to see everyone and catch up on things as well chatting to people as well.

I’ve been doing some flyer design work for an old colleague that I used to do some work for and after many many changes they’re hopefully satisfied with what I’ve done I had an email saying they’d sent to their project partner for feedback so I’m assuming every things fine with the flyer.

It wasn’t an easy process because I hadn’t worked out how to edit something that’s already completed on photo shop yet so I had to start all over again with editing the image for the flyer but thankfully it didn’t take me ages as I’m a fairly fast typist and I’m able to edit images fairly quickly so I wasn’t taking up too much time or anything.

I’ve also signed up to an introduction to Stanislavsky course it’s twelve weeks and starts on 19th september and it’s every thursday from 10:30 until 13:15pm so that’s very exciting it was basically recommended to be because I auditioned for the one year drama foundation course, which unfortunately I didn’t get onto so I’m going to do the twelve week course first then I’ll sign up to the technical voice production course, that was also recommended then I’ll re-apply again and hopefully I should get onto the one year foundation course and then eventually fingers the two year professional acting diploma course at the end of that if I get onto it I’ll have an equity card.

I’ve recently joined a lovely adult drama and creative writing group which is on thursday evenings so I’m going to be very busy on thursdays from september the drama group is eleven weeks and then we put on a show at the end the last one was on the main stage of the theatre where I went to see the Rocky Horror Show which by the way was amazing I’ve even got a copy of the film on DVD and I’ve watched about five times!! It was very exciting but also a bit nerve racking but thankfully the audience we had liked it so that’s the main thing really the next one will be behind the main stage as the theatre will be running a pantomime into january that’s alright because at least the pressure will be off slightly I hope.

Another thing that I’ll be doing the day before my twelve week course starts is a vocal lesson with this vocal coach apparently I’ll have to see who’s been involved with TV talent shows and they also do singing holidays away in Barbados I’ve had email contact with them so far and they seem very professional I’ll only be travelling about five minutes from home which is handy so I’m not going to be travelling a great distance it’ll be on the wednesday in the afternoon from one pm until three pm and I’ll be paying £80 for the lesson which isn’t bad considering some vocal coaches would charge a lot more than that.

I’ve also been applying for work as well not that I don’t love doing this blog because I do but I know eventually my student loan is going to run out and I’m using that at the moment but hopefully something will come out my endless applying for things it’s just a matter of being patient really because if my uncle who is certified crazy can get a job so can I so I’m sure I’m getting my knickers in twist over nothing that’s the problem with graduating in the summer I mean it’s nice because obviously you can enjoy the sunshine and do lots of lovely things but at the same time I think anyway because things are quieter in companies your less likely to a response.

Oh well anyway let’s talk about one last actually two nice things that have happened one is that my cousin sean who got married in Ireland his wife has had twin boys which is lovely I’m sure I’ll get to meet them soon and my other cousin who’s married already and has one daughter his wife had another baby a boy this time and they’re going to have a christening for him on the 8th september which is a sunday so that’ll be lovely and I’ll get to meet him as well, and my sister wants to have  a party for her 40th birthday next year hopefully I’ll see her before christmas unfortunately her mum passed away before I graduated just after I turned twenty one  at the beginning of June so that wasn’t very nice but at least she gave her mum a nice send off and I sent her a lovely card it was a very emotional time because I’m very close to my sister and even though I knew it was coming I didn’t expect to happen just after my birthday month.

Anyway the important thing is that she’s able to start having a life again because it was on hold for about five years really on and off and of course if your very close to someone you have a bond that means if they are going through something horrible you feel their emotional pain as well, thankfully I’ve had my drama group to channel my emotions into as an outlet and my uni friends were really good as well just knowing that I could talk to them if I needed to was a really comfort.

I’m going to eat something, sort myself out and then go for a walk otherwise I’ll be typing away and it’ll be close to five pm if I’m not careful that’s only happened to me once I got bored after doing a uni assignment so I decided to type a blog post for a little while and the next thing I knew it was close to dinner time before I’d finished.