Thursday, December 23, 2010

Countdown-2

2 days till Christmas :)
Went to sainsburys this morning with Mum never seen so many people in one space.
Off to the pub and then zens tonight to see everyone again, really excited xxx
ToodlePip

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Countdown-3

3 days to go woooopeeeeeeeeeee.
Woke up and took a trip to bluewater, it was really empty seeing as its so close to Christmas.
The snow is starting to melt, but it's still freezing, lots of lakes frozen over.
Sat in my duvet and watched films all day, enjoying the Christmas holidays :) x

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Countdown-4

You know when you wake up and you have one of those rare days where you are still dreaming, and your so so comfortable and you would really really like to stay there, well that's most days for me but this morning was definitely one of them. Got up earlyish to go and help set up for the party, Emily was being photographer for the day taking pictures of every child with Santa. I don't know why I felt so tired. It was a success, lots of smiling faces, a fun panto, yummy food but expensive squash! It was held in the Marriott Hotel in Bexleyheath. There was a jug of orange squash on each table and we asked for two coffee jugs and had some more made up throughout the day, guess how much that came to......£222 ridiculous! Disney donated over 100 soft toys they were wonderful from Princess Belle to Mike from Monsters Inc. every child got to take one home even me! Not long till Christmas, I better get some carrots for Rudolf and some milk and mince pies for Santa.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Countdown-5

Had quite a lazy day today. Had a lay in. Me and Em decided we wanted to buy some Christmas bits for tomorrow. We're going to work with Mum as volunteers, at the EllenorLions children's Christmas party. Got a few funny hats and some Christmas earrings very festive :). It's snowing more now, so hope it won't be cancelled tomorrow.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Countdown-6

Woke up after a refreshing nights sleep. Met Jem and her family in Bexleyheath. Really icy everywhere, shoes got soaked, the fountain in Bexleyheath was frozen! Was lovely to see her, we went for Breakfast at Weather spoons and did some last minute shopping. Then came home, watched some christmasy films and got the bus to see George after work. Feels like I haven't seen him in ages, I miss him so much and even then only got to see him for a couple of hours. He's working all week so won't see him now till after Christmas. He brought me a beautiful Tiffany bracelet for Christmas, it's lovely. I had a lovely Sheppard's pie for dinner and then got a lift home. I do love Christmas :).

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Countdown-7

Woke up early today, more snow had fallen over night. I was eager to get home so I got packed up and was at the train station by half past nine. I was really lucky I made both trains home, it was absolutely freezing and snowing hard onto the platform at Waterloo East. Trains were being cancelled and I just made it. Supposed to be going to a party tonight but it's been cancelled because of the weather. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight.

Countdown-8

Had one last lecture today, no-one really turned up about 6 of us, it was interesting though because we got shown a few videos of our lecturers previous work. It started to snow today, most we've had in Twickenham, it looked so pretty. The girls and I all ran out and played in it. Had the last show today, had a huge audience, which was tricky but it seemed everyone really enjoyed it. I'm glad its over though as I get to go home now. Our Old House jumpers came that we ordered, I chose Kerry Green.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Countdown-9

It's just nine sleeps till CHRISTMAS!! The snow is falling and the presents are coming :)
Was extremely tired today, kept up all night by loud housemates can't actually wait to go home. Today, assessment, scary, was shaking. Felt so much better after I had done it. I felt like I did well. The feedback was both good and bad but I'm glad he picked up on things because it means I can improve on them and no one is perfect in this world. Gave out secret Santa prezzies tonight, was really exciting, I prettied up my dirty bin and started the collecting into there as I didn't want people to know who got who what. Was fine, I was brought a lovely pair of pink slippers, love them!
One more day to get through tomorrow, lecture, last show (which I'm excited about) and then home in the morning. Need to start packing!



Night x

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Countdown-10

Absolutely lovely to see Em today. Waiting for her train to get in, such a weird anticipated feeling. It wasn't weird just like I saw her yesterday (only more to talk about), I missed her so much. Went for some lunch and she helped me with my monologue. Will be home Saturday for three weeks so we can catch up more then.
First show of 'Visions and Delusions' tonight, went really well, audience seemed to enjoy it and I was very proud to be the Stage Manager. Last assessment tomorrow, can't wait for it to be over.
Night x

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Countdown-11



I think assessment went well today, so glad it's over! One to go on Thursday then all done. Got the afternoon off lectures so decided to have a walk up to Twickenham and get myself some lunch. Met up with a friend from class and went through our monologues and both helped each other. Went to Strawberry Hill house for rehearsals to find we can't use the space as they can't leave us in the house on our own. Which was just great as it's the first show tomorrow and so much needs to be done. Seeing Emily tomorrow, really excited. Here's a picture of the corridor decorations. Not long till Christmas! x

Monday, December 13, 2010

Countdown-12

My sister came home from uni today. It feels weird her being home and I'm here. Can't wait to see her though! She's coming up on Wednesday for a little tour of my disgusting living conditions! Went to tutor today, only one that turned up, was still beneficial though. Last of London Theatre module today, finally starting to ease off before we end Friday. Had rehearsals for my assessment tomorrow, glad we got it done, we improved it alot more so fingers crossed it will be ok. Had dinner and then back back to the haunted house for another run through, it's looking really good and I'm glad to be part of it. Need to start searching for houses with friends for next year, otherwise it will be park benches for us.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Countdown-13

One week left till I'm back home. Can't wait till Christmas to see all the family. I'm quite tired today, was a good party last night, woke up to a few strange mysteries to work out. Our milk is now a glooupy yellow an egg has been put in it, alot of flour was blown under someones door and filled her room, some one's sign on there door has been copied almost exactly with just Tracy instead of Stacy. No-one knows who's done it, there were people who were thought to of done it and now we think it was the boys downstairs, but how would they of got up and it would of been about 5am? I didn't hear anything, would like to find this mystery out a.s.a.p. Need to do work today, Sunday's are always feel so lazy, again would love to climb back into bed. Ive got a filled week ahead of me.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Countdown- 14

Finally the weekend. Harry Potter was simply brilliant last night, I never want them to end. Would love to stay in bed all day but I need to learn that monologue! Going to Becky's 20th tonight with most of the Old House girls, will be nice to go to a house party instead of a club for a change. Just sitting in the ilearn again, endless Internet supply (when theres a free computer).

I wanted to share this monologue I had to write in class a couple of weeks ago.

I remember that time once a year where we would receive shared birthday cards; I remember all three of us sitting on Dad’s bed waiting to be read a story. I remember the excitement at Christmas, our filled stockings at the end of the bed, eating our last of advent chocolate, running into Mum and Dad’s room together. I remember making fairy cakes with Mum each having our own job to do. I remember walking to school with three identical uniforms. I remember watching Disney films together. I remember my Sister and I always getting called one another’s name. I remember going on holiday to Norfolk, the sky would always be blue, the air would smell pure and the fields full of sunflowers, we’d ride our bikes to the little corner shop for the daily paper. I remember explaining to each new person that we weren’t identical and yes I had a brother. I remember each of us having chickenpox one after the other. I remember sitting watching Coronation Street mostly every night. I remember growing up fast. I remember going to separate secondary schools, making our own friends and our own identities. I remember coming home and confiding in my sister. I remember us not being as close anymore. I remember our 18th birthday, three cakes. I remember the day we all went to university three separate corners of the country; I remember having tears in my eyes. I remember being a triplet.

Have a nice weekend.
 
 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Countdown-15

Been a busy bee today. Woke up and got some work done, and went to Strawberry Hill House directly next to St Mary's uni to meet some third year drama students. It was built in the 17th-18th century and Horace Warpole and is currently being re-furbished. It's privately owned but there are constantly tours going on for the public. It's has a beautiful exterior and interior and I am amazed how close it is to uni. Anyway, some third years are doing there final project there and I'm helping. I thought I was just ushering the audience round the house as its promenade theatre but I am now Stage Managing it as someone dropped out. So I watched them perform it today. It's brilliant and they are so lucky to be able to use the sacred space. The performances are all next week, as well as two of my assessments. Everything always happens at the same time! Off to spend the evening watching Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint with friends Kathryn and Boo.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Countdown-16

It's day's like today when I sit back and think, I chose the right course at uni. After feeling ill and wanting to stay in bed I pushed myself to go to Ian's lecture wanting to keep my record of not missing one. George had come up to see me last night so quite frankly I could of easily spent the day with him. But no I persisted and went along and got so much out of it. It was my Thursday acting class which Ian takes for this semester only and then he's leaving. All exercises he does with us, I come away feeling generally inspired. We were working on monologues today and techniques to go with them. He taught us some things he has done when working in and with the Royal Shakespeare Company when first looking at a monologue. For example walking around the room speaking the dialog and when any piece of punctuation pops up you simply change direction and carry on. It may seem petty and simple but it really works. Alternatively doing the same thing but with chairs, and every punctuation mark you get up from one chair and sit down on the other one. It builds up your muscle memory and creates more meaning. The punctuation is there for a reason and so many times you forget it. We also looked at Laban's eight effort actions, which I have looked at before in both dance and drama alevel, but even so it was approach in a different way and now I understand it much more. I stayed behind afterwards and went through my monologue with a friend who really helped me. It's times like this when you know your in the right place and the right time.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Countdown-17

Just sitting in the i-learn waiting for my washing to dry. It's my day off today, didn't get much sleep though and the cleaners always wake me up and kick me out of my room to clean it. I'm not feeling very well today think I'm getting the coldy/fluy thing that's being passed around. I really don't need to get ill right now, got assessments next week and so much to do and rehearse. I always get ill when I don't need to and when I'm stressed.

Going to take a walk up to Twickenham later need to buy some stamps and a birthday present.
Got an email with this poem on yesterday I really liked it.



For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

written by Audrey Hepburn.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Countdown 18


I'm tired today. Had our uni Christmas ball last night which was good, but not brilliant. We had to pay a whopping amount for the ticket all because Reggie Yates was the DJ. It was nice to go out with the Old House girls, feels strange to have been living with them for three months. Had a long day today, in class it was the start of our assessment which we perform next Tuesday so we have a week to clean and polish. We were put into groups and had to come up with things in fifteen and five minute slots. Amazing that we have the whole basic structure now just need to clean and cut. Came up back to halls to find a trail of shreddies...going to a comedy sketch show tonight at uni as one of my friends is in it. Day off tomorrow intend to do so much from washing and ironing to reading plays and learning lines. George is coming up tomorrow night, looking forward to seeing him. One week and five days till home time. Can't actually wait to see my brother and sister. Just off to visit a friend upstairs.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Countdown-19

It's just nineteen days till Christmas and I am going to try to write a post a day till then. It's a funny time of year, the weather makes you miserable but the festivities keep you excited. The traffic seems to be in a constant jam and it takes twice as long to get anywhere. I'm currently at university at St Mary's in my first year studying Drama and Theatre Arts. I feel it’s a huge change in my life and I'm glad that I’ve got a good support around me. I can't believe I've been here over two months and have nearly survived a whole semester with just two weeks till I'm home. I'm so excited to see my brother and sister who I've have lived with for all eighteen years of my life and haven't been separated for more than a week! I’ve sort of cheated, living in Twickenham means I can pop home at weekends, not every weekend but when I can there is always the option. I love going home the smell of a clean kitchen and bathroom. A bath for one! Nice food and Mum and Dad always seem really pleased to see me. I appreciate them more and I think they appreciate me more too. I didn't think I'd ever have to start being independent, it hit me hard and there is still so so much more to learn about the world. I’ve got lots of friends at home that I miss, and it feels strange to not have seen them for this amount of time. I've made lots of friends here too, I was worried that I wouldn't but it all worked out fine. University is quite different to anything that I have experienced before, but definitely worth it. I went home for the night last night to see my Mum and Dad who I miss alot and my boyfriend of 3 years who I miss so much. Mum and I put up the Christmas tree in the back room and it started to feel more like Christmas. It seems there is so much more to do before then. Sweet Dreams xx