Wednesday, 23 March 2011

House business

Well, we completed on 11th and it was all rather dull, actually.  I suppose the wind was taken out of my sales because the first phone call I got was from Phil at the estate agents telling me he'd got "key release". Hmmm.  I realised this is not an affliction he was owning up to, but rather that we'd completed.  Oh good.  No champagne as we're both too tired/off alcohol for Lent, but I think we had a kebab by way of celebration that evening.

Went up there on Saturday - met both neighbours, all seems lovely.  House is, predictably, in need of some TLC - spent £300 in the valhalla of B&Q.

Not overly excited, especially seeing the amount of work we have to do.  TMM reckons he is going to spend every weekend between now and then up at the house painting and decorating.  Ummm... no we're not. Negotiations have been had.  I've got 2 essays to hand in by 6th April and funnily enough I can't work so well with children in the way.....

Anyway, our current task is to attempt to keep the flat tidy for viewings.  Wish us luck.....

More chums doing well...... (but really this time)

Posh lady talks about film

The heiress in question is not my chum.  The (admittedly also posh) girl in her undies running away from the man with the gun, however, is my lovely friend and fellow drama school survivor Cicely Tennant.

I hope she gets the recognition she deserves for this.  She's worked bloody hard.  Unlike me. I'd like to blame being too fat to be an actress for my lack of success, but I think it's a lack of faith in myself, lack of money, being too scared and marriage and babies.  And now, being dispatched to the Countryside.   However, once the kids are old enough to cook their own turkey drummers, I'll be back....

And besides, turns out there's amdram just round the corner in my new town.... Eeek/hurrah etc......

In the meantime, back to writing my breakthrough one-woman-show....

Monday, 7 March 2011

Here's what I'm going to do.....

My list of Things To Do once we've moved.

  1. Unpack (well, like, duh).
  2. Finish ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Certificate.  I have two assessments to hand in on 6th April.  I have new confidence about this as I got ALL THE MARKS, that's it, 100% for my last assignment, which I cried over because it was so hard (I thought).  Then I have two work based assignments to complete, officially given to us in April and usually taking 3 months to complete (Allegedly).  No, I won't be "at work".  But I will be making sure that I keep in touch with the team member who's agreed to be my mentor.  ETD: July 2011
  3. Continue with and complete my NCT HE Diploma in Breastfeeding Counselling with Licence to Practice.  This is brilliant because a) I am in awe of breastfeeding and therefore positively devour any information I can get on it, so it's not really studying, it's intrigue and interest and oh! just lovely b) I had two such different BF experiences (6 weeks of agony with No1, 11 months of, overall, loveliness with No 2) that I really want to try and help mothers achieve what they want to when they feed their babies without all the heartache and pain I went through, c) if I can earn some money for my family by doing this I will be so so happy (hmmm.... I remember saying the same thing about acting...)  and d) I get to play with babies and boobs so what's not to like?!  (I do know that's not actually what a BFC does.  Certainly not an NCT one. Honest.)  Also, will be able to get more involved with NCT in the countryside than have been in South London due to oodles of non-working time.  ETD: January 2013 (Diploma)
  4. Help my friend The God Mother write her sitcom. ETD: Whenever we run out of biscuits.
  5. Get together with Debs and really set up a children's murder mystery party company and bring it to the not-quite-Home-Counties with a vengeance (haha  - murder -vengeance......) ETD: Well, why  not start asap, frankly....
  6. Be a mother to my two lovely kids by spending quality time with them, encouraging No 1 with his reading, being able to collect him from school and have his friends round for tea, getting out and about with No 2 and making some friends with her. ETD: ASAP
  7. Be a wife to the wonderful Man Mountain, keep the house clean and a lovely place to come home to and not be so stressed that I'm so happy to see him back from his work jaunts that I have a go about him deserting me. ETD: Once we've unpacked.
  8. Write a bonkbuster.... who knows..... ETD: Well, I'll need to do some research first, clearly ;)
  9. Just find me again.  I used to be happy and funny, imaginative, popular and thin.  ETD: Whenever.  NOT going to pressurise myself especially re getting thin.
  10. And...... stuff.......  ETD:  Oh, you know.  About *Then*.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

So, here we go then

Time left until The Man Mountain and I are house owners again...... 9 days.

Time I have spent being a resident of Greater London......... 36 years, 8 months 1 day -ish (I'm confused, there's no 29th of February this year).

Time left until I am no longer a resident of Greater London....... 41 days.

Scary biscuits.