New Year and Christmas Highlights

Hey everyone!!

It’s me DirtyLaundryGirl09 I’m back yay!! anyway can’t even get my head around the fact it’s 2015!! That’s crazy right? Maybe it’s just me, Christmas was lovely I got to spend time with my mum and it was great to have a break and do nothing of course it’s practically mandatory over Christmas in my view, I spend time in a lovely place on Christmas Day it was a place in Hastings called Peet and we stayed overnight at this pub called Two Sawyers which was comfortable, warm and friendly the food was nice too felt like a stuffed Christmas turkey after having the lunch on Christmas Day but it was lovely. Boxing Day and New Year were a quiet ones I’m not one for going out a lot especially over New Year so it was nice to have some time at home and just relax I didn’t go mad and immediately mess everything up in the kitchen but I didn’t worry if I hadn’t got dressed or washed something up straight away. Like all good things sadly it came to an end because on the Saturday I had to go up to my sharing practice day for my drama foundation course it was great to see everyone and hear how their Christmases had gone plus the day finished at quarter to three so that was even more brilliant it was fantastic to come back in the daylight and not have so many people around when I was coming home. This week it starts back properly so no such luck with finishing at quarter to three we are meant to finish just after half five though but of course we end up finishing the last session at six oh well you can’t have everything I suppose. I’m back at my office course that’s right I’m a skilled typist now very handy when your writing out a blog like this one we’ve got exams this week fingers crossed the rest of them get emailed over and then we can get them out of the way as it were we are meant to have already done them but of course the exam board the college deals with was messing them around but what can you do? Then of course my Thursday evening drama class goes back next week it’ll be again amazing to see everyone and of course we’re going to be working towards our final show in July which is going to be on the stage again at the theatre!! Can’t wait for that plus it’ll be just a couple of months after my final showing with my Saturday drama class so it’ll be a great change in the midst of all this I’m also acting as a hair model for this girl my hair dresser is training up I’ve been doing that a while now she’s really nice and much to my hair dressers pleasure she is also willing to learn which is great for him I think because it’s nice when you’ve got someone who is actually interested in what you’re offering them in terms of training for a prospective position like hair dressing.

So as you’ve gathered by now I’m a pretty busy bee so I’m probably going to have to write these blog posts on more of a staggered basis rather than giving you a sudden influx of them all at once but don’t despair because those of you out there following me on Twitter can keep up with all my latest musings mainly all the time well not all the time but you get the picture.

Anyway I’m signing off now as I’ve got to start preparing my dinner otherwise I’ll start typing gibberish and you won’t understand a word I’m saying lol!!

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

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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

 

Weekends Nearly Here and Interview Update

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s officially Friday and of course the weekend is within sight plus there’s some sunshine around which is great just in case you were all wondering I unfortunately didn’t get the job in the supermarket that I was interviewed for on Monday but never mind I’ll contact their HR department for some feedback and I’ll take it from there.

Anyway I went to speak to the volunteer people that I mentioned in my previous post it was very disappointing I filled out the registration form, I was asked what I was interested in and I talked about my interest in theatre and marketing as possible volunteer avenues that was fine until they produced a ring binder file that was full of plastic folders containing their volunteer opportunities I had to sift through them and picked five as possibilities before they were photocopied and that was it I was annoyed because I could have just stayed at home and looked up volunteer opportunities on the internet.

I took the ones that I had home with me threw away the ones that weren’t any good and then contacted the ones that were possibilities so who knows I also spoke to someone else from the volunteer organisation again on the phone about the pathways project so hopefully I should get a phone call as my landline is now back up and running after ages and ages of emails and phone calls.

Never mind I’m just going to have a nice rest of the day and then order a pizza later and maybe watch a film I think so that’ll be nice at least there’s the rest of weekend to look forward to and my course as well on Sunday afternoon it’ll be nice to do something therapeutic well for me anyway at least I’ve got a funny story that I can laugh about later on.

 

Moving on very swiftly from all that I’ve been forming some ideas for my sisters wedding in July I can’t wait it’s going to be amazing also there’s my full performance with my drama group on Thursday evenings to look forward to as well it was lovely to see everyone last night and the session was great I think the informal showing at the end of march is going to quite good but we’ll have to see how it goes.

Thanks for bearing with me and continuing to read about my crazy random life I’m going to head off now otherwise I’ll be sitting here all day and before I know it it’ll be five o’clock.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

Audition Update and Drama Group Shows

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s the middle of the week and it’s raining but luckily the last two days haven’t been that bad so I can’t complain too much.

In case you were all wondering I didn’t get the audition for the old vic community company never mind like I said I’ll just put it down as valuable experience on my Acting CV (Yes I do have one!!) anyway on the plus side I will be doing an informal showing at the end of march with my drama group on Thursday evenings and then a full performance on the stage in July so that’s very exciting it’ll be amazing to be on the stage again I was kind of hoping that we would do our show on the stage again so I’m glad that we are.

Another exciting piece of news that I have for you is that my sister is finally getting married in July don’t worry it’s not going to clash with my drama group performance it’s on a completely different date I’m really happy for her because she’s been engaged to her lovely partner for such along time well it seems like it and I was also hoping that one day she would get married, she’s not having bridesmaids which is fine of course but I’ll be the on call maid of honour so that’s alright.

It also means I can start looking for an amazing dress I’m already looking online for ideas so hopefully I’ll find something simple but with a little bit of sparkle maybe as it’s going to be a late afternoon ceremony with a party afterwards at the same venue so it’ll be very informal I can’t wait to see my nephew dressed as a page boy he is going to look so cute it’s his birthday soon actually I must try and remember to get him a card in time for it that’s something I’ll get onto tomorrow when the weathers a little bit better. 

I’ve also volunteered my services as a co-wedding assistant so I’m wondering how much I’ll have to do but I don’t mind it’ll be fun really I’ve never been really involved with a wedding before I’ve attended two weddings but it’s nice to think that you’ve played some role in the special day. I’m also wondering about how I should do my make up I’ll need to look for something that will transfer into evening or something that I can add onto for the actual celebration afterwards. 

Anyway I’ve bored you all enough I’m sure talking about my sisters wedding celebration but I’m just going to add this one last quick thing before I move on the only downside is that my sisters dad will be giving her away so of course I’ll need to look suitably fantastic I’m thinking of having hair extensions again so I’ll make sure that I’ve booked my hair appointment well in advance of the celebration.

Moving on as promised elsewhere in my life on Friday I’m going to meet with some volunteer people at twelve so hopefully they’ll be able to find me something ideally I would like something creative like being involved with the marketing for a theatre but I don’t mind volunteering in a shop or something like that anyway its also the day I’ll hear about a job interview that I went for this monday just gone it was for a customer assistant role in a supermarket I think I did well in the interview and the lady who was interviewing me seemed to like me but it’s hard to tell really who knows I can always put it down on my CV as experience if it doesn’t work out.

Thanks for bearing with me and reading about my crazy random life I’ll be putting the link to this blog post up onto my twitter feed as well so you can all read it later if you want to.

Sparkles 

DirtyLaundryGirl09 

 

 

 

 

   

Theatre Show and Sunday Nights

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s nearly the middle of the week but never mind Friday will soon be here it’s also the day of my audition for the Old Vic Theatre ahhh!! Scary right? Anyway tomorrow night I’m going to see Kinder transport at my local theatre which is where I do my drama class on a Thursday night I was thinking of going to see it but I wasn’t sure when I was going to get the chance to because you know what it’s like time just runs away with you.

But a friend of mine wanted to go and see it and asked me if I’d like to come along as well and I thought well it’ll be lovely to see them as I haven’t seen them in a while so I said yeah why not I’m going to take them for a meal before hand as a little thank you they’d already brought the tickets being the organised soul that they are a bit like myself really.

I did manage to see another friend of mine last sunday who came round for dinner and we had a lovely chat then we watched Call the Midwife being the ‘wild things’ that we are lol!! No it was a lovely evening and it was great to see them as well I was so excited when I scrolled down my TV listings and there was Call the Midwife and it wasn’t a repeat yay!! The episode was good as usual it must be hard though trying to come up with decent story lines based around women in Poplar in the 1950s having children but it works.

I’m such a nerd but I can’t wait for the next episode this Sunday even better though I got a series one and two box set with the christmas special as well this christmas just gone I must start watching actually it’s been sitting amongst my DVD’s for ages but at least when I do get round to watching it I’ll be able to find it easily so that’s good I can’t stand having to rummage through loads of DVD’s to get to the film or box set that I want to watch.

Moving on from that I’ve been such a scatter brain today because along with washing up, sorting out laundry for the drier (I know there’s an irony there given that my name is DirtyLaundryGirl09 ha!!), clearing up after my new rescue cat oh yeah I didn’t mention him did I? Well he’s white and called Scumpy he’s been with me for about three months now he was outside for fifteen minutes today and he came back by himself through the cat flap I was very proud of him and yes he was very proud of himself too.

Anyway thanks for reading another instalment of my crazy random life I’ll try and be more organised tomorrow and get my other three blogposts typed up I’ll be posting the link to this one as I do for all my posts onto my Twitter feed.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

 

Theatre Audition and Errands

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s the middle of the week but never mind friday will soon be here so that’s good I hope the weather brightens up a bit though there’s been some sunshine for a little while but it seems to have disappeared again.

Anyway I had to run a few errands the other day which was why I didn’t get round posting a new blog entry it’s amazing you go to the supermarket and buy more than enough food then all of a sudden you have to go out again and buy some more it’s mind boggling on the plus side though I’ve heard back from the Old Vic Theatre Open Auditions and they sent me some dates and I’ve chosen the twenty fourth of January which is next week ahhh!! I know scary thought right? All I had to do was fill out a performer application form which I’ll then have to print off and bring with me on the day it starts a two pm and finishes and three thirty pm so hopefully fingers crossed I’ll be out by four.

Unusually for this audition I don’t have to prepare a monologue either which is great but at the same time kind of bizarre because I’m used to having to do that but at least it gives people a fairer chance though because it is nerve racking standing up and having to recite something that you’ve only just learnt but I guess as it’s an open audition it makes sense really.

My drama group goes back tomorrow evening which is great as it’ll be lovely to see everyone and catch up on what’s been happening I’ve got to bring in six pounds with me as I need to give that to my tutor so hopefully I’ll remember I’m sure I will do, then next week on Sunday my technical voice production course starts so that’ll be interesting it finishes on the sixteenth of February, so if I do get anywhere with the open auditions the actual preparation for the play doesn’t start until the end of march, but the call backs for the open auditions are on the second of february so I’ll need to warn my technical voice production tutor that I might not be in that day.

Anyway let’s see how it goes it’ll be amazing to be in the Old Vic Theatre again the last time I went there was to see Sweet Bird of Youth with a friend of mine but that seems like ages ago now but at the very least like I said before I can always put it down on my acting CV plus I can’t do anymore than my best fingers crossed hey.

I’ll be posting some more entries soon so keep reading and follow me on Twitter to get instant updates about what’s happening and when I’ve put up my latest blog entries.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Year And Christmas Holidays

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s officially the start of a new year and before you ask yes I have made one new years resolution and that is not to be guilt tripped by my aunts and uncles which seems to be a running theme with them but never mind that’s family for you.

As for christmas it was just a quiet one for me I just spent it with my close family as opposed to spending it away in France it was nice to be home for change to be honest because it meant everyone could relax and not have to worry about packing or anything like that, mind you for the first time ever I actually went out for new years eve, I know even I was surprised would I do it again? The answer sadly is No because even though it was nice to be somewhere different it was extremely busy plus it was an awful lot of fuss just to go out for a meal with friends but never mind we’re just keep it low key I think when New Years comes around again.

Anyway I finished my introduction to Stanislavsky course just before the christmas holidays came around it was a good experience and I did genuinely learn a lot from it plus the people who I met on the course were nice too apart from one person who sadly ruined the last day for everyone including myself and basically kicked off for some reason, unfortunately it meant we wasted half the lesson but never mind my evening drama group that I’ve joined on Thursdays goes back next week I’ve already paid for the lessons over the ten week term and I asked for my payment to be transferred directly to the tutor.

I’ve also signed up for a community company with the Old Vic Theatre I had to sign up to their mailing list so hopefully I should get an email with dates and everything so that I can go along to their open auditions it’s for people aged sixteen and upwards hopefully I’ll get somewhere with that but if not at least it’ll be great experience to put down on my Acting CV along with the technical voice production course that I’ve signed for at the same place where I did my introduction to Stanislavsky course it starts later this month on 26th January and then I’ll re-audition for the one year foundation course and hopefully having completed the recommended courses suggested to me that should hold be in good stead but you never know really.

Anyway I’ve got to go and eat something now otherwise I’ll be fiddling around with this post and before I know it half my evening will be gone.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

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.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

 

 

Back to the Grindstone and Sunshine’s here

 

Hey Everyone,

Well for most of you including myself the Easter holidays are officially over but it’s not all bad at least the sunshine’s made an appearance and it’s getting lighter in the evenings for a lot longer now, I noticed that yesterday evening it was I think eight pm before it started to get dark. I’ve been coming up with more blog post ideas as per usual including this one obviously I’ve managed to put up seventeen so far so I’m not doing too badly once I get into the twenties figures then I’ll know I’m getting there.

I’ve also been designing mock ups for my final portfolio project as well as writing out an outline for the major project report unit at my university it’s going alright so far now that I’ve created the mock ups for my portfolio project I can start including the screen shots that I’ve taken into the written notes so that it shows how the process for the main project in my portfolio has been conducted.

Once the written notes are near to or I’m halfway through completing them then I can start putting the website together which isn’t the main issue it’s just whether it’ll accept the short form that I want to put up onto the homepage will upload properly hopefully it will but I can always ask for assistance if I’m having trouble.

Then of course there’s the contributing projects that I’ll have to put together but again once the main one is near to completion then hopefully putting the other projects together should be fairly straight forward they range from creating a book cover for a story that I’d written to an interactive advertising perfume campaign which is basically re-branding an existing or made up perfume brand and creating a marketing campaign around it.

Anyway enough about boring old work (yawn) I’m planning to hopefully go and see the Woman in Black Theatre Show with my cousin at this local theatre near where I live I’ve text her about so hopefully she’ll get back to me I know she will but it’s hard I think especially when you get so consumed by work and other things I can definitely relate to that because I get very blinkered by uni stuff and other things as well.

My birthday plans are officially underway so that’s very exciting I’m just trying to sort out when I can get my hair done I’m going to hopefully have it coloured and then have hair extensions so fingers crossed that it all goes to plan, it’ll be nice to see my sister there I know she’s looking forward to it and it’s a positive thing for her to look forward to as she’s really going through the mill with her mum but it’ll be nice for her to meet the other side of my family.

I’m just praying that nobody has any arguments not on my sister’s side but on my immediate family side because there is a history of arguments at family get togethers when our family has gone away somewhere or even gone to a hotel for the day (I think that happened I’m not sure), I think I’ll have to sit them all down or most of them down and get them to pass it onto the others, and say that I want everyone to be social able and mingle with the other members of my family and not to leave anyone out either because that’s the worst thing when somebody get’s stuck in a corner somewhere.

But to be honest I think I’ll say that on the day  because it’ll make a little bit more sense because I know I get very random thoughts in my head that make sense to an extent but not all the time, anyway I’m sure that everyone will be on their best behaviour on the day so that’s good.

I’ll be posting some more blog entries soon but I really must go to lunch now otherwise I’ll be sitting here all day and then before I know it’ll be five o’clock lool!!.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09