“Good Morning, Everyone!”

The biggest ‘problem’ I’ve got here is not having a car. I used to have an old, but very nice, dark blue Hyundai, but it went to that great scrapyard in the sky a couple of years ago. Actually, someone bought it from there and did it up and put things right and now it’s a lovely car – but no longer mine! So, I get a lift wherever I can, hire a car for the odd day or go on the bus.
Today was such a day. I wanted to pay my electricity bill before Monday so that I’d … Read the rest »

The Earth Moved For Me

On Saturday morning at about 7.20 I was lying in bed listening to Graham Norton when the bed started shaking. I need to point out here, that apart from Graham’s virtual presence I was all alone (sad, I know!) so this sudden, not to mention, unexpected, movement took me by surprise. I sat up rather quickly (that’s usually how I get my kicks nowadays) and could actually see the door-frame wobble. Earthquake!!

The whole thing was over in about ten seconds but it was quite disconcerting, especially as at first I’d thought it was only a tremor, only to be … Read the rest »

Let’s Not Make It Be One Night Only

It was a wonderful night. A warm, fuzzy night. A comfort-blanket night. A night of nostalgia, friendship, love, support, childhood bonds and immense talent. A night that said: ‘Those who have danced together stay together.’
It was One Night Only, the show put together to raise funds for life-prolonging medication for Samantha Lines, who is suffering from cancer and whose medication is no longer available on NHS. You may remember me writing about it in my blog of 27th April (Nostalgia). The Daughter and a group of her friends who danced together at Jean Hewitt’s got back together and put … Read the rest »

On the Shoulders of the Choreographer…..

I watched a bit of BBC breakfast this morning.  The wonderful Victoria Wood was on, talking about a TV film she’s made which is going out over Christmas, called The Day We Sang.  She was being asked whether she was afraid or daunted by writing and directing it – as if she’s never written or directed anything before!  I mean, can these interviewers be any more patronising? – and she said that as director you’re at the top of a pyramid of very talented people; “…standing on the shoulders of the choreographer and musical director who are doing a sterling … Read the rest »

Things are Moving…

We had such a positive Melabeau production meeting yesterday.  With three projects in the pipeline – Single Holidays stageplay tour, TV pilot episode and panto – things are suddenly getting exciting and it feels like we’re really moving forward!  So much to do, but we’re getting great people interested in coming on board and that is such a boost.  Check out our website and FB page later this week for all our updates.

Also had another great 1-2-1 with the inspiring Nicola May on Saturday.  Anyone wanting guidance re a writing or publishing career I can’t recommend her highly enough.  … Read the rest »