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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Q&A

Today has been LOOONNNGGGG!

I've had two meetings at two agencies for freelance work. One was a flyering company that offer promotional jobs handing out leaflets on shows and things.
The other was for bar/waitress jobs.

You wouldn't believe the forms I had to fill out for the bar/waitress jobs... my God - I was there for almost an hour trying to answer questions on silver service and other things I had no clue about. I actually have to go for waitress training??!!
Anyway, the woman seems to think I will get loads of bar jobs offered, and I'll just freelance all over the City, which should be fun.

The reason I'm doing this is because of the summer hols. I'm saving very, very hard so that I can go to Vietnam and visit my friend Dan, who's out there for 6 months working as a volunteer in a hospital. The beach looks stunning and I'm very excited. So every single penny I make from my extra freelance jobs is going towards my fun, fun, fun summer!

Monday, 26 May 2008

Fun, Fun, Fun!

I have had the BEST bank holiday weekend!! Saturday night I went out for Paul's birthday and got VERY drunk, but had a fantastic night.
My flatmate Louise phoned me on Sunday to see if I could drive to Southport for a day out, I said there was no way I could drive because my head was still spinning!!
Anyway, lovely Mikey said he'd drive and everyone waited for me to get home and showered (I stayed at Paul's!) and we drove to Formby, spent the afternoon on Formby beach, we had a pub lunch and then drove to Southport to have chips in the evening.

The photos sum up the day and the laughs we had!!


L-R Chris, Me, Mikey & Louise!
L-R Helena, Me, Chris & Louise!


The gorgeous Formby beach!

Evening in Southport



Saturday, 24 May 2008

Super Saturday!

It's been a very long and draining week this week. I've argued with the Ex Mr Sally (lots), I've fallen out with a good friend because on trying to make me feel better about the things I'm going through at the minute, he ended up completely offending me and hurting me with the things he said. And maybe at the minute I am a bit sensitive, I don't know. All I know is I'm completely drained and completely sick of arguing.

However, I have had some great nights with my flatmates and friends... we've had dinner parties, film nights and lots of wine, it's been fun.

I still haven't written a peep yet, but I'm feeling more like it every day. (I'm off for a few days now, so hopefully I'll be able to concentrate enough to write something!)

Today I've spent the morning/afternoon at the Salford Arts Theatre, watching a drama workshop with the youth group I'll be writing a play for. I really enjoyed it and I'm really excited about writing for them... my thinking cap is screwed on and hopefully I'll come up with something they can get their teeth in to.

I spent the latter part of the afternoon shopping in Salford! I've treated myself to a cute outfit for tonight as I'm off to celebrate Paul's birthday, and I'm very much looking forward to it!

Monday, 19 May 2008

Writer In Residence

My new position as writer in residence at the Salford Arts Theatre means as far as I can gather from the conversation I had on Saturday (I'm having a proper meeting with them on Thu), that I'll write and produce one play a year for them, one play a year for their youth theatre and anything else I want to write.


I'll know more details on Thu, but I'm very, very excited.

I saw lots of stand-up characters on Saturday and it made me miss doing stand-up... so I've decided to bring back my much missed character...





LYDIA MOULD
I'm busy writing new material for the much loved stage door groupie and will hopefully do something with her in a few months!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

The News!

I'm delighted, excited and honoured to announce that I have been asked and have accepted to be the Writer in Residence at the Salford Arts Theatre.

I can't tell you how excited I am. I love the theatre and love Roni and Scott who run it. I'll fill you in as soon as I've had a proper meeting with them this week.

Woo-hoo!

Hip Hip - It's Back...

My mojo, that is - or whatever it is that's been lost and stopping me from writing these past few weeks!

A good night of comedy sorted me out last night. I had the BEST night and didn't get home until 4:00am!!

I have some very exciting news to tell you about, but just want to confirm it before I announce it!!! I'll keep you posted.

And I'll tell you all about my fun night later, once I've done a bit of writing, had a cup of tea and catch up with Louise, who's on her way home from work.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Giggles!

I've had a nice and relaxing morning today. I slept in until around 10:30 - which isn't like me.
I've cleaned the house, taken the recycling out and my flatmate Lou has just come home from work and made me a lovely omelet on Irish bread.
My other flatmate Carl has gone to Spain for a couple of days. We had a really great night last night - curry, beer and lots of giggles.

Tonight Toby and I are off to the theatre to watch some comedy sketches and stand-up, I'm hoping it will inspire me for a big writing fest tomorrow - well that's after I go and cheer on Paul who's running some sort of a marathon!!

My friends have asked if I'll go speed-dating with them! Hmm, I'm thinking about it. I'm sure it will be a good giggle. I used to manage an on-line dating site (I had the best time!) And I helped run a few speed-dating nights, which were usually full of chaos! So I'm thinking about it!

I'm feeling much, much better this weekend. My flatmates are lovely and they said last night that the house is a happier home now I've moved in, which is sweet.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Better!

Well, I'm feeling better and stronger every day! I've still not written anything (eek), but I've been hanging out with my friends, drinking wine, eating and laughing and it's definitely helping!
The walk to and from work is keeping me really fit and a pair of combats that used to be way too small on me are now fitting me perfectly!

Manchester was full and I mean FULL of Scots yesterday. 200,000 of them - in the streets from 9:00am drinking. By the time I finished work, you couldn't move on the street! I'm glad I went straight home, as a huge riot started and the state of Manchester this morning, it's unbelievable.

I've got lots of fun things planned for the weekend, but I will definitely be writing - I have to and I will!
I've lived in my new house a week now and I feel settled and happy :-)

Monday, 12 May 2008

Rollercoaster...

I know I've been a bit bad at posting lately, I just don't feel like being funny or silly, I feel bloomin miserable! It's been a very draining week and the weekend was horrible. I moved my things from the house to my new house, with the help of my friend Paul. I spent the whole of Saturday trying to put my junk in to my new home, without it looking cluttered. It's hard getting used to new people and a new routine. My flatmates are lovely - I had a pizza and film night with Lou last night. We watched Enchanted, which is a brilliant film and makes you believe in happy-ever-after!

Anyway, I'm feeling more drained than I ever have in my life - I've lost weight, which I see as a good thing! I need to finish writing my play, but I just can't seem to do it. Every time I go to write, I find myself in a daze for ages.
I'm annoying myself, which is why I haven't posted much! I think I'll head to the gym tomorrow after work, maybe it'll re-energise me!

Friday, 9 May 2008

New Start

Sorry I've been away for a bit. It's been a manic week, but a good week. My friends have really reminded me why they are my friends and why I love them, my family too.

I turned 28 yesterday, and under the circumstances I thought I'd feel terrible, but I absolutely had the best day and night.
I've found somewhere to live. My friend recently moved in to a very posh new house and just had a flatmate do a runner without paying the bills. I moved in on Wednesday. The house is lovely, the other guy who shares the house is lovely and my room is a really nice size. It's a very quiet house, so I know I'll get some peace when I want to write.
I can walk to work, it takes me 20mins!!

The sun has been shining. I got some lovely gifts for my birthday and from 4pm-2am I went out to celebrate with my friends.
I was very drunk, but had such a fun night. When I got in the taxi to go home, I couldn't tell him where I lived as I still don't really know!!!
My friend and flatmate Louise, woke up this morning in the back garden!!! I have no idea why or how.

Thanks for all the nice messages. I'm absolutely fine and looking forward to a new chapter in my life!
x

Friday, 2 May 2008

Flat 'Mates'

Flippin' heck... flat hunting is so depressing. I'll have to do a house share thing as I don't earn a lot as I gave up a great job to be able to have a balance of paying bills and writing. I'm keeping my part time job, I'll probably just have to get a bar job in the evening... grrr!

I hate the thought of living with strangers. I hate mess... like really hate mess. Everyone laughs at me at work because I'm forever cleaning the communal kitchen area.

I saw a nice flat online, I almost emailed the girl - but the bottom of the advert said 'Must be OK with having my bike parked in the living room!!!!!!'

No, I'm not OK with that thanks.

I'm putting every effort to find a flat asap, as I have to finish writing my play... this is so draining!
Dear Agent, who's supposed to be phoning me this week and hasn't... please sell my book and make me very rich so that I don't have to live with messy strangers!!!!

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Pay It Forward...

I must repay a kind gesture and tell you all to check out this really great blog by Janice Okoh - she's a writer, has a funky blog and wrote a lovely post about my blog today - which brought a much needed smile to my face!
Thanks Janice :-)

Dumped!

Mr Sally and I have split up!!!! After almost 5 years and after supporting him through so much.
I'd love to say more, but I refuse to use my blog to vent about him. Maybe one day I'll tell you the story of how I stood at the airport for four hurs, waiting to surprise him with a banner for a flight that didn't exist!

I'm very upset because I trusted him and did nothing to be treated like I have been.

But there we go - all over!

I'm currently at my mum and dads getting my life in order, searching for flats and looking forwards...

Sob!!!
:-(
 
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