Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig

So – I’m back in Blighty!  The last few days in Antigua passed in a blur of activity. There was filming; the pilot episode of the Amazing Adventures of Maisie and Em.  We shot right up until 3pm on Sunday and I had to be at the airport for 6!!  Great fun, though, and kudos to all concerned.  So laidback!!  I’ve never been on a shoot where the actors are the first ones there – but hey! – there’s a first time for everything!  And I have to say, that once everyone arrived it all went so well.  Apart from … Read the rest »

Days Are Flying By

Where have three weeks gone?  Huh?  Who can tell me?  I can’t believe I’ve only got three days left before I leave Antigua.  I have this sort of panicky feeling that I’m running out of time.

I’ve promised myself some beach time tomorrow, after I’ve been to APUA offices, that is.  I am dreading the thought of that.  Usually I deal with this wonderful woman, Ms Goodwin, but she’s not in the office at the moment and I’ve been told I have to go into the offices in person to deal with my problem, which is, I admit, totally of … Read the rest »

The Amazing Adventures of Maisie and Em – ACTION!

What an exciting week it’s been!  After two years of planning we are finally shooting the pilot episode of the Amazing Adventures of Maisie and Em.  Heather Doram and I went onto ABS Television’s  breakfast programme, good Morning Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday as our characters.  It was a lot of fun as Maisie and Em flirted mercilessly with presenter   William Dorsett, who was a good sport and gave co-presenter the lovely Brucella Marsh a lot to deal with.  We then had a production meeting and ran our lines together Nd then with the producer and director and this morning … Read the rest »

This Sceptred Isle…. This Wonderful Life

It has been a glorious St George’s Day.

The weather, to start with, was doing what it should at this time of year and gave us a beautiful sunny day.  I drove to Greenwich to have lunch with the Daughter finally – we hadn’t seen each other for five weeks as we both lead such busy lives! – and we had a great natter and catch up and as always it was just so lovely to see her.

And as the weather was so good everyone was sitting outside; all the terraces and grass area taken up with people who … Read the rest »

All Good Things…

And so, here I am, on the last day of my working holiday in my beautiful Antigua.  Well, it’s the penultimate day, really, but as tomorrow is departure day and it’s usually a round of madness I have to make the most of today.  The time has flown by; it seems as if I’ve only been here eight or nine days and not twenty. but I’ve had fun.

Particular fun was yesterday filming another Amazing Adventures of Maisie and Em trailer.  I don’t want to spoil anything for when you see it (which I know you will!!) but it involved … Read the rest »