Everything at Once

Sometimes….most times…or at least often, everything seems to happen at once.  Not that I’m complaining; nothing is worse than nothing going on.  It would be nice, though, if things spread out a bit more. LOL!

And I’ve organised things so badly!  Wimbledon being a week later has really thrown me.  This week I’ve got a meeting at the Brentwood Theatre, wardrobe and rehearsal for pilot TV show I’m involved in (hush hush at the moment), financial stuff, which I HATE!  I have a huge fear of all things financial, including form-filling.  Fortunately, I have someone helping me to do it … Read the rest »

Birmingham and Annie B (again)

I’ve had a busy few days.  Or rather I had a busy few days earlier in the week; I’ve spent yesterday and today at home trying to rest and relax and give myself a bit of TLC as I fight off joint aches, a sore throat, a thumping head and general not-feeling-well.  But the first half of the week was fabulous.

The rather lovely Annie Burkin featured in Hot Holidays! on 8th June, and that evening her play Selfie Rules had a rehearsed reading at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.  I went along to see it and left in absolute … Read the rest »

We’re Turning

I know that language evolves and changes; English seems to do it even more so.  But I’ve noticed lately that nobody IS an age.  Suddenly everyone TURNS an age.  Last weekend we were told in the press that Rod Stewart had turned seventy.  Why couldn’t they just say that he was seventy or had become seventy or even had reached seventy?  And it isn’t just used about older people, either,  Last week I read an article about a child who had turned six.  Am I the only one to find this a bit strange not to mention  annoying?

It’s on … Read the rest »

Slaving Over a Hot Panto

Cor-Phew!  Hotter than Majorca!  So the tabloids would have us believe.  Well, at 33C today in God’s Own County, it probably was.  I had my weekly Skype convo with BP who’s in Antigua and who confirmed that it wasn’t that hot in the Caribbean and fortunately, Antigua usually has a pleasant breeze blowing off the Atlantic and you’re never far from a beach.  So I’ve been Ms Grumpy today; on the phone all morning to utility companies and slaving over a hot panto all afternoon.  Nearly finished!  And I giggle as I’m writing it.  I’m writing with my own music … Read the rest »

Mature Professional Lady

I sometimes forget I’m a qualified aromatherapist.  Because I haven’t practised for a number of years I’ve, lamentable, got out of the habit of using aromatherapy oils, which is such a shame as their power and influence is benignly wonderful.  This week I’ve been feeling really down.  Several factors have influenced this, not least of all the loss of Martine.  But besides that I feel as if someone’s taken my life and thrown it up in the air and all I can do is wait for the pieces to fall into place, which I don’t like!!

First of all, I … Read the rest »