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Unity – 23 June 2010

I hate professional football. The players are overpaid, the matches are overhyped, and – as an Englishman – our country’s team never do particularly well anyway (last time we won the World Cup was...

Creating a Music Video – 17 May 2010

In ICT at the moment, we’re studying ‘movie editing’. Any one who knows me well will know that through my company (ABSstudios) I love making short films; often documentaries about trips, days out, or...

About Today – 26 April 2010

It’s 1:00am on Tuesday 27 April 2010, and I am now lying in bed. It’s not been a bad day today, it’s certainly been a ‘journey’ for lack of a better cliché. It’s been...

Easter School Holidays – 31 March 2010

Today was the last day at school, and was in fact just a half day. This meant that, at lunchtime, I was able to come home and get on with some importing of the...

A Day of Disasters – 30 March 2010

Today hasn’t been one of the best, but I’m glad it’s over now. For example, I had my saxophone exam during school hours. So, I was happily being driven along, and we arrived. Remaining...

School Musical Comes to an End – 12 February 2010

Anyone who has followed this blog from the start (back in November) will know that since September I have been working on a musical. Called ‘Honk!’, it is a musical comedy by Stiles and Drewe. ‘Honk!’ tells the story of the Ugly Duckling, and is a musical, funky version of Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved tale.

For the last few mornings, I have been around all of the forms in costume, advertising the show and encouraging people to come and watch it. It got four shows; one matinee to the Junior School, and one every night on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Last night, (Thursday), six months of work came to an end, and I was incredibly proud and honoured when myself and the cast received a standing ovation. I am trying to get some photos of the show for you, but I haven’t even got them myself yet. I was, however, in the local newspaper yesterday, as a plug for the show. We’ll see if we can find some kind of clipping from that for you.

But, I was so happy and thankful to everyone working backstage without nearly as much praise as the cast. They are the real superstars of the show, and without them – quite simply – there would be no show.

I stayed on to help ‘strike the set’, taking it all down to be driven back to the company whom we hired it from this (Friday) morning. It was also good, as it let me thank all of those marvellous techies, stage management, and band members.

Until next time,

Andrew xx

Today – 25 January 2010

Very little to report on today; other than after the rehearsal for the school musical, I came home and Harriet proposed something. The proposal in question was that I babysit for some neighbours at 7:30ish. So, this is what I did, and got paid quite nicely too! But they were good kids, very easy to put to bed, and it felt slightly wrong to accept money for a small favour…

Anyway, I’m off to bed, though I must remember to ask my dad something next time I speak to him….

Regards, Andrew xx