There is this thing called blogging….

I should try it some time really.

Its been over six months since I last blogged. I would like to say that it is because I have been super busy with work, university and my stunning social life.

But alas no.

Nothing has really happened, and that is why I haven’t blogged.

So over the next month I am probably going to do an epic catch up series of blogs, creating an account of the few interesting things that have happened.

Obviously during the time I spend blogging I should really be doing my Dissertation. Should being the key word in that sentence.

So brace yourselves for a deluge of posts and photos. Many of which will be un interesting. And watch me spend the next 10 months trying to figure out what grown ups do. Because I am soon to be 25, and should really get married, have a mortgage and a baby – as that is what 80% of my school year have done.
(insert sarcasm here)

Much love

-A

A Week in Photos…




From the top…

– I went on a spur of the moment jaunt home, to see La Family, and to see mums new arrival, which is the kitty, who is called Mischief. Her cat had 3 kittens, but she is only keeping this little terror!

– The other four legged friends live at the bottom of my garden!

– In London Town, The Shard is getting bigger and bigger each time I see it, so I thought I would take a monthly photo to show you non London folks.

– And finally.
IT’s a Hummer.
But it’s electric.
And the size of a smart car.
IT IS AWESOME!

-A

I should be doing a big what I have been up to post but…

… I am rather busy at the moment.

Work
Uni
Social Life..
(Whoops ignore the last one lol.)
 
But tonight I am having one of those epic 12 year old girl crisis moments.
 
I do not want to see Benedict Cumberbatch naked.
 
See how pathetic that crisis moment is?!?
 
Now I go to the theatre a lot, I have seen shows with naked people in. I am in no way a prude.
But for some reason this bothers me.
 
And I am trying to figure out why, so I thought I’d blog it.
 
I think it’s partly due to the fact that I really want to see him as The Creature – I think he is a fantastic actor, I really do.
 
But the spanner in the works is that I find him RIDICULOUSLY attractive.
 
And there for do not want to see him sans clothes.
 
Because no matter how epic the scene, I think it will distract me. And I really want to appreciate how good he IS.
 
Would anyone else have this dilemma?
Or am I being childish?
(it is one of the reasons I didn’t go and see Eqqus, Because no matter how good Daniel Radcliffe was – it would always be Harry Potter naked and that would detract from the show for me)
 
Answers on a post card- or a comment.
 
Hang on – does anyone actually read this? The answering would be problematic lol.
 
Oh well.
 
I shall go and think about this far too much and analyse just how weird it is….

If I was a rich man……

….I would live in a house like this!

Bedroom….

Downstairs to the…

Lounge…

Kitchen…

Bathroom…

and behind this door…

Would be my library (WAY fuller than this though…)

My back door would lead to this…

Thats all.

Can you tell I should be doing anything but this?

My next blog will be about my first week being a brunette and my awesome trip to NYC!

Much Love

One of those questionnaire things….

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7.30

2. How do you like your steak? Medium/ Rare.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Unstoppable – Chris Pine……..

4. What is your favorite TV show? Castle (at the moment)

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Paris

6. What did you have for breakfast? I didn’t, whoops

7. What is your favorite food? I actually don’t really have one… Maybe tuna?

8. What foods do you dislike? Bananas (like the flavour, but can’t stand the actual fruit.)

9. Favorite Place to eat? Chinatown.

10. Favorite dressing? The stuff they put on Caesar Salad

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? I don’t. But I would love an Audi R8 if your offering.

12. What are your favorite clothes/accessories? Jumpers. The bigger the better.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Middle ear….um I mean New Zealand

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? half emptly

15. Where would you want to retire to? Middle of oxfordshire…. actually here… http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-16974693.html

 
16. Favorite time of day? Morning.

17. Where were you born? Nottingham

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Gymnastics

22. Bird watcher? Even tho I lived in Rural Land – not really my thing.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning.

24. Do you have any pets? A cat, called Minerva

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? Nope, sorry.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A vet, until I discovered that I was crap at science

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Why can’t I be both?

29. Are you married? Nope.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.

31. Been in a car accident? yep.

32. Any pet peeves? People who have really loud phone conversations in quiet trains.

33. Favorite Pizza topping? Mushroom and Chicken

34. Favorite Flower? Giant Daisys

35. Favorite ice cream? Bohemian Raspberry

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Maccy D’s.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? I haven’t – yet.

38. From whom did you get your last email? Nisha –

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Next, or H and M

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Went to dublin with complete strangers (apart from my house mate)

41. What was your favorite vacation? Monpellier – France.

42. Last person you went out to dinner with? Bex and the residents of Tyrwhitt Road.


43. What are you listening to right now? BBC News.

44. What is your favorite color? Indigo

45. How many tattoos do you have? None – yet.


47. How many kids do you want? 2

48. Coffee Drinker? Too much.

49. How many piercings do you have? None.

50. What time is it? 6.24

 

Life, and what to do with it…..

It’s coming towards the end of the year again (already?) and so I delve into the ‘what am I doing’ scenarios again.


Update from last years WDIWTDWML* question.

I STILL DON’T KNOW.
Fact.
Shit.
I have a year and a half left of university, which, if going by this semester is going to fly by, and then I will be done.
What do I do then?
I will not move back to Norfolk. Don’t get me wrong I love the place, but I can’t live there.
Even when I go back for a few days it feels like I am hitting my head against a brick wall. Walking through Walsham, whilst greatly entertaining, reminds me what I do not want to end up doing.
When I was a little, I wanted to be lots of things. Like a Vet, until I realised that I was awful at Science. Then I discovered I was ok at drama, and that took over my life for most of my teenage years. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I was going to become the Norfolk version of Kerry Ellis, and randomly get discovered by Brian May, who would right a part in a musical specifically for me. Done. Thank you very much, see you on Broadway!

Until I went to Uni1- and discovered that I hated it. Loosing my voice and not getting into RWCMD didn’t help, but I detested London Met. Too much of this spoon represents your life, create a dance peace that represents this spoon” type of drama. It was always fun watching other people take it so seriously though.

SO I had a gap year, stayed in London with my best friend, in the worst flat in the world. I worked Front Of House for Delfont Mackintosh, and after spending far too much time inside these amazing buildings decided that I could be a theatre manager. So I went through the UCAS system again, this time looking for Arts Management courses, and ended up getting into London Southbank University, which is where I am still at today.

But the issue is that I am now bored of that too. Sure I love theatre and I know I will probably end up working in it in some way, shape or form, but it’s not what I want to do, Its just what I CAN do.

So the next few months are basically going to be me searching for something to do.
Anything to do.

Wow, it’s like I’m looking for my calling.

How self centered is that?

Well, it is my blog, if I am going to be self centered it’s ok if it’s here.




*WDIWTDWMY = what do I want to do with my life?

March and April….

I went to Colorado to see the much missed Victoria (who is currently in London – YEY).
I had an awesome time, but whilst I was there I….

…may have accidentally bought an iPad.

 Which has provided hours of fun and games, but also has successfully managed to distract me from doing my Uni work.
This year is nearly done. As per I should be writing an essay now, but am instead updating my blog, as obviously that is much more important.
During these two months I found myself drinking a lot of free Champagne….
This is because of this play – Enron.
The kind of audience we get for this come in big parties, order lots of bottles of Champagne, and don’t drink it all – so the FoH do.
Score.

 

Throughout April I have also been getting to know this man, sadly not literally lol.

After, is it, 6 episodes, I have come to the conclusion that I like him.
I also quite like Amy Pond too.
I am looking forward to more of him, especially the Neil Gaiman penned episode in season 2.
Now about that essay……
xx

America, iPads and my return to Norfolk….

I went to America.


Every time I think this I smile, and add ‘finally’ onto the end of the sentence.

It was so nice to see Victoria. It also genuinely felt like we last saw each other a few days ago, not four months ago. Her family were so nice, and I had such a good time. I needed a break, and that was what that was. We watched theatre, went line dancing, tried on prom dresses at Macys, went into the mountains, ate both good and bad food stuffs and genuinely just had fun.

The flights were not too bad. I would definitly reccomend flying with Canada air. The food was nice, the seat was comfey, and the selection of films was very good. I watched Star Trek, An Education, Sherlock Holmes, Transformers 2, Nine and some episodes of Glee, mainly trash which passed time well enough.

Jet lag is evil. Nuff said.

Whilst I was out there though I did the thing I swore I wouldn’t, and purchased an iPad.
Whoops, my bad.
But it is totally amazing. It’s so nice not having to lug my laptop around with me, and not have to squint to see my ipod touch’s screen. At the moment I also get that smug feeling when I am sitting in Starbucks having a coffee (or five lol) and people double take at what I am playing with. It was also good to have at University the other day, and will be handy in lectures.
Thats what I keep telling myself anyway.

Now onto the ‘bad’ news.
I have decided, after much deliberation, maths and interweb browsing, that I am moving back to the Father’s for the summer break. Nearly four lovely months in Norfolk.
I am going to stick my head into the Odeon, or give them a ring soon to see if they would consider re-hiring me for the summer. It has been a while since I have worked there, but as I have been doing FOH for the past few years it’s pretty much the same thing, minus the retail and Ben and Jerrys shenanigans. I really do hope they will have me back, as three months in Norfolk jobless would be rather painful and soul destroying.

If I am honest I am actually slightly looking forward to it. I hope it will be the last time this happens, but I shall definitely make the most of it whilst I am there.

Which will totally involve commandeering my fathers new jet ski.

xx

Procrastination, Stage Door and the moments in between…

This week I have mostly been spending my time here.In the smallest box in the world.

On Tuesday I had an 11 hour shift and today I have a 5 hour one.

I enjoy this job but the issue is that when I am here I have lots of time to think. I get to smile and say hello to the lovely cast, and talk to people on the phone, but on the whole that takes up about 2 hours at the most, and the rest of the time my mind is all over the place.
The last time I had a ridiculously long shift I had an essay due in a few days after. I have a presentation due in on Monday but I just can’t seem to settle into it. It will be fine on the Monday, It will get done, but once again it will be a last minuet dash to the finish line.
This is where I fail as a student. (and also why stage door is bad for me, giving me time to think) I just don’t want to be a student. I understand that I need a degree, and that to do that I need to go to university. I love learning, I love the people I am at Uni with, I just wish it didn’t take three years. If I could cram it all into 2 years and then be done with it, I would be so happy.
This summer is also tormenting me. I have nearly 4 months off this summer and I don’t know what to do with them. I would love to be able to stay in London, have a proper summer, and get to go to Hyde Park at the weekends ect. I also really want to travel too. But that would mean giving up my job, and losing the stage door shifts I get.
That said I could move all my stuff back to my fathers house, and just go somewhere, and not have to worry for the summer.
Ahhh, someone should just make up my mind for me.
Sorry for the rambling.
At least my posts are getting a tad less materialistic, and more about actual things.
xx

I spent FAR too much money today….


Fact!

When I get annoyed with certain aspects of my life, I need to do something, and that something is usually spend money. I very rarely get this annoyed.


I like to think of myself as one of those people who just gets on with it, and very rarely reacts to things.

This week has just been pants from day one.

Monday I had the rudest lady in the world in the Grand Circle at work. Customers are normally nice at the start of the week.

She was not.

Tuesday was actually quite lovely.

Wednesday is a double show day. Nuff said.

Today was a prime example of one of those days when I get so wound up that my bank account is in danger.

So shopping I went.

I have been randomly wondering the Alice in Wonderland room at Selfridges since it popped up a few weeks ago. I have been eyeing this necklace the whole time.

The utter pants-ness of today made me buy it.
And it is rather pretty.
And it made me happy.

Whilst there I also got these. OPI is usually really expensive, and I managed to get these 4 mini’s for the price of one bottle so the bargain hunter in me was satisfied.

I got some clothes also, but thats for my holiday, which is coming around so fast – and I am so Freaking excited!!!

So obviously the answer to todays riddle is that I shouldn’t get annoyed.

Even when it does end up with me owning pretty things, It cannot be good for me.

It’s not a blogging issue, the thing that annoyed me, as blogs have ears, but rest assured, if anyone is reading this, it was no one I saw today that got me in this state.
One day I will post a blog with deep, meaningful and smart anecdotes. Today is not one of those days.
Apologies for the materialistic blog.
Hopefully on Friday I will be functioning normally.

x