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

Dress Rehearsal and Beckenham Theatre Centre Update

Hey Everyone,

I’ve been away for too long I know it’s just really hard to consistently come up interesting blog posts all the time so my attention wavers but don’t worry I’ve got some really exciting things to tell you all about well fairly exciting in my book.

The first thing is that I finally heard back from Beckenham theatre centre!! First of all to say that my application forms had been received and the second time to say that I am now officially a confirmed member for the next twelve months which is fantastic, so once I’ve got my show for my drama group out the way for this term, my sisters wedding out the way and my re-audition for the one year drama foundation course over at City Lit in Holborn you guessed it!! out the way then I can start having a look at  the publicity that the theatre centre send me by email and post as well to see which auditions I could attend and hopefully plays I could participate in as well, I should hopefully be able to fit it my time there around my drama group but as long as I’m upfront with them which I would be that shouldn’t be a problem.

Anyhow the next thing that I’m going to tell is that I’ve got my dress rehearsal for my play with my drama group tonight our performance is on the main stage at the Churchill Theatre this Sunday ahhh!! (scary thought isn’t it?) It’s funny really when your rehearsing something the performance date always seems along way away but sadly it comes round and everyones slightly panicking well not too much this time it’s more us going for it rather than being embarrassed, as the play is all about being over the top and a bit crazy initially I had that slight reservation as well, because when I initially started my formal training at eighteen (that was many years ago now, oh my god I’ve just aged!!) it was all about being the moment and having a clear intention, then later on when I did my introduction to Stanislavsky course, it was again all about exploring the character and immersing yourself within the situation that you were being provided with.

Hopefully when we do the performance on the main stage the audience will like it the last time I thought oh my god!! why is nobody laughing? But then they started to so that was a relief I’m not sure if we’re going to be second on like we were the last time or towards the end because there’s the other groups as well who are also participating, so I’ll have to see really the dress rehearsal will give us a chance though to fully run the show from top to bottom and then see if anything needs to be ironed out further in the last rehearsal we had it was people saying the lines and everything but then walking off ‘out of character,’ but that shouldn’t be an issue tonight but the main thing was that we need to go for it and make sure the revelations scene wasn’t too slow.

On top of writing and re-writing the scripts for the second and fourth scenes for my play on Sunday I’ve also been learning an audition monologue for my re-audition it’s within the two minute time limit which is good plus I just read it and timed using the timer on my phone it’s out of this monologue book that I’ve got which has got lots of different ones in it and my piece is called Shopping and Fucking by this playwright called Mark Raven hill, I went over it again this week and initially I thought I’m going to have to start from scratch again but once I went through my visualisation exercise, that I picked up from my introduction to Stanislavsky course it actually turned out a lot better that I’d expected so now it’s just making sure that I stay as relaxed and as calm as possible, also that I don’t go over the piece too many times because it’s like when you’ve made a really nice curry and you’ve flavoured it to how you want it but then you keep adding too many different flavours chances are it’s going to taste horrible.

So I just have to make sure that I don’t over work the piece too much because otherwise all the work that I put into making sound and feel as dramatically natural as possible will go to waste and it will just sound like me reciting something as opposed to really connecting with the words and the character reciting the piece instead, it’s hard because naturally you want to consistently rehearse something over and over again but actually it’s harder to step away from it, leave it alone, and then come back to it.

Anyway I’d better go and eating something now otherwise I’ll be sitting here all day and end up being late to my dress rehearsal tonight which would not be good at all.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mothers Day and Drama Group Informal Showing

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s Friday and the weekends nearly here and for those of you who probably know or don’t know it’s mothers day on Sunday of course being the over prepared soul that I am I’ve already organised the card and presents for my mum, so now it’s up to her as to where we go for lunch on Sunday either way we’ll have a lovely day together it’ll be nice to catch up but of course, like all parents she rings me mostly either later afternoon or in the evening.

Moving on I’ve been working away learning my monologue that I’ve written for my drama groups informal showing which is next week on Thursday I’m looking forward to it because it’ll be amazing to show what we’ve been doing so far and also it should be a nice preview, of what they might expect from our full performance in July, which is a particular busy month for me as it’s my sisters wedding as well I’m also thinking of getting a wig for my character but I haven’t decided yet I think it might add something extra as I’ve sorted out the dress for the character and the shoes.

Anyway I still haven’t decided what type of dress I’m going to wear but I’m sure I’ll look fantastic I think I might go with the online site that I ordered my dress for my twenty first birthday, as there’s one that I particular like and it’s not particularly expensive, either so that’s good then I’ll have to decide how I want to have my hair styled and how I’ll be doing my makeup as well.

I’ve applied for another job it’s a digital marketing assistant job, with a financial services company who want someone to promote them via email subscriptions, their website and social media as well so fingers crossed I’ve got no idea if I’ll get it though, but I’ve filled out the application for the re-audition for a drama foundation course that’s at the same place I did the Technical Voice Production course and the Introduction to Stanislavsky course, then of course I’ve got to decide which monologue I’m going to prepare for the audition I’ve got a book of monologues specifically for women, so I’ll go through that and pick one that’s not to long of course as theres a two minute limit.

Just one last thing before I head off I know it’s been a bit quiet lately but I do hope the other entries have kept you all entertained I just want to keep the entries that I post interesting for you all to read otherwise people tend to lose interest.

Thanks for reading about my crazy random life once again I’ll try and keep posting more exciting entries for you all to enjoy.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drama Group and Weekend

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s Monday and as usual the weathers not been great thankfully I didn’t have to run any errands today otherwise I would have got very wet as it was pouring down with rain but never mind I think that’s what cold days were invented for to just do mundane tasks and maybe catch up on things generally.

My drama group was last week Thursday it was great to work to on the character piece that I’d chosen and co-ordinate it with the music that I’d picked for my character we got to read monologues as well they could either be similar or different to the characters that we were building I managed to find a good one about this lady who worked in the city but her brother had been murdered and she was trying to muddle her way through as to why the murder had occurred.

There were some really gritty ones in the monologue book that was flicking through as well I must try and remember the name of the book so that I can maybe purchase a copy for myself and read through the other monologues a bit more throughly some of them would be really useful for auditions.

Anyway my weekend was a mixture of mundane and fun the mundane part being that I had to give my kitchen a through scrub down as it hadn’t been given a good clean for ages and the fun part being that I got to the cinema for once it was mine and my mums reward as she’d come over to help me clear up my kitchen and organise stuff we went to see this film called The Book Thief it was about this girl who had been sent to this small town in Germany just before the second world war breaks out and how she develops a love of books so strongly having not being able to read them before that she steals them from this really important high ranking German officers library.

It was sad but I actually really liked it I didn’t think it would be my sort of film at all but the storyline was strong and the acting was good as well which helped carry the story along without the film verging into being too sentimental but I suppose as the Oscars were on last night the standard of films being shown in cinemas gets a lot better and there seems to be a bit more variety as well.

Sunday of course it was Call the Midwife as usual it’s like a ritual with me every Sunday night without fail the tele comes on at eight and I sit there and watch it it’s one of those programmes that on face of it would seem a bit off putting as it’s about women giving birth mainly at home in the nineteen fifties but actually theres always a different storyline going on some are uplifting, some are romantic, and some can be sad like the episode where the character Jenny lost her boyfriend in a horrible accident but last nights episode was uplifting and romantic it’s nice to have a combination of the two sometimes.

Thanks for bearing with me again I meant to post some more entries on last week on Thursday and Friday as I’d been doing so well with posting my new entries but never mind I’ll be posting the link to this blog post onto my twitter feed for you all to have a read of.

Sparkles

DirtyLaundryGirl09

 

 

Sunshine and Errands

 

Hey Everyone,

Well it’s the middle of the week and the end of the week is nearly within sight on the plus side though the sunshines still here so fingers crossed it lasts for the weekend anyway today was  just a typical wednesday really as I’m sure it is for most of you but at least I got to have a lovely walk outside in the sunshine, before going to the supermarket to pick up a few bits so that was good there’s something about wednesdays and sundays, as well it’s as though they’ve been designed to be mundane and slower compared to the rest of the days in the week.

Never mind my drama groups back after the half term break tomorrow it’ll be lovely to see everyone plus it gives me something to look forward to, we’re working towards our informal showing which for myself anyway will have to be the twenty seventh of march as my mum has got someone to cover her class that night, but anyway I’m sure it’ll be fine either and the full show isn’t until July so if we don’t say have as many for the informal showing that won’t necessarily matter as we’re just performing in the same room where we do the class.

In case you were all wondering I haven’t heard anything from the bag and photography shop that’s just up the road from me I been checking my emails and phone but so far nothing I’ll give it a couple more days and if I still haven’t heard anything then I can just put it on my CV as experience if necessary but I have applied for a Marketing and PR assistant job with a company called the Charity People so hopefully something might come of that now I’ve refined my marketing and general CV’s I’ll let you all know either way.

Anyway another thing that happened to me today was that my cat managed somehow to lost two collars the second one I’d obviously not secured enough but the first collar I’m not sure how the cat managed to take that one off as I had secured the first one enough so that the cat wouldn’t be able to take it off so easily but never mind I’ve put another one on the cat for now so hopefully this one won’t get lost but you never know with animals.

Thanks for bearing with me and reading about my crazy random life I’ll be posting the link to this blog post onto my twitter feed as well.

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