Hello :) Long time no speak, again. Lots has been happening to keep me busy, mainly 'life'! Happy days though. Here's a wee update of some things I've been upto.
Just finished up on one of the most enjoyable jobs I've done to date. Art directing Counting With Rodd for CBBC really helped me to get my confidence back after having a tough time with my personal life last year. Film and TV can be an emotionally exhausting business, so it's a really hard industry to work in if you aren't feeling 100% sure of yourself, and what you are capable of! This job reminded me that there are nice people out there, and that I am actually good at what I do.
So sad to wrap :( Everyone on the team were lovely - we were honestly like a wee family by the end. Really hope I get to work with them all again.
The directors birthday cake being delivered by skateboard :) We worked hard but were rewarded with lots of tea and cake during filming to keep us warm (we were filming in a big warehouse at BBC's River City and it was freeeezing)
Packing up my kit at the end of the job - I actually have to keep all this stuff in my car now as there's no room for it in my house. It just keeps growing and growing!
First saturday off I had a nice afternoon in the west end with John. We went for lunch at Hillhead Book Club, and had a wander around DeCourceys arcade, Ruthven lane and all the antique shops. My bestie Jenn has got a new record player for her christmas, and Footloose is one of her favourite films so we picked this up for her from the Salvation Army Shop :)
Saturday night I went to see Panic! At the Disco who were amazing - totally look me back to my youth :) I tagged along with a few of John's friends, as my wee Louise wasn't feeling too well and couldn't make it. Went to the cathouse afterwards, and didn't wake up with a hangover today. Result!
I am quite enjoying stealing John's friends from him :) Haha. Today myself and the lovely folks I went to the Cathouse with had a photoshoot for Kyles new Chakra Energy clothing range. Me and Teri got changed in the boys loo's (the building was shut, don't worry) and for some reasons urinals really freak me out. So what did we do? Take silly pictures with them! Anyone else feel a bit freaked out seeing inside a boys toilet? I felt the same in high school. Just feels wrong, and forbidden! And smelly. Ewww,
The shoot went really well, and we went for Nando's after which was the cherry on top. Kyle also gave me a new rose quartz crystal, and let me pick an angel card to take home with me. I drew the 'opportunity' card from the pack, which feels very appropriate right now. I need to learn how to use my own angel cards properly, I've been finding it really fascinating lately but I'm going to do a separate post on Kyle and the photoshoot once I get some pictures back.
Just a wee posery picture of me thrown in for good measure :) My hair is getting so long, I have no idea what to do with it!
Some finger puppets that came with a doll I bought for work. I LOVE FINGER PUPPETS!
Got my introduction pack from the Haagen-Dazs Loves club. Anyone else a member? Ice cream shaped usb stick, ice cream scoop, and some yummy cow shed goodies. I am an absolute ice cream fiend, so this has to be one of the top parcels I've been sent since I started blogging. Haha my flatmates were laughing when it got delivered, it was a freezing morning but I managed to convince myself for about 30 seconds that it might have ice cream in it since the box was so cold. Was just the weather y'all. More on this super duper club soon though.
Aww my fuzzy little Dougal is settling in nicely! Thank you everyone who sent me advice about introducing him to Oscar and Alfie. They've had a bit of floor time together, which went well but as soon as I put him in a freshly cleaned cage with the two of them, they got very territorial. I think I will try giving them all a bath next time I clean out the cage, so they literally all smell the same. They didn't fight when they were together, just a lot of bum sniffing, teeth chattering and rumble strutting. But I'm going to persevere and keep trying. Fingers crossed!
And ending on a very random note, I finally got my hands on one of the giant teacup plant holders from Dobbies that I'd ranted about on twitter and facebook. This is the smaller one, there were ones that were even bigger! Think they'd be better for a garden though. But oh my - cool as anything! :) We bought a lot of plants from Dobbies for dressing the set of Counting With Rodd, and I can't wait to go back for a visit and get tea and cake from their cafe. I am honestly turning into such a wee golden oldie. I have a wishlist from Next Home for my birthday. Cute cushions, prints and ornaments rather than makeup and clothes? Seems to be much more tempting right now!
I'm writing this from the comfort of my bed, but it's time to hit the hay now. I've got a busy week ahead but hopefully it won't be too long until my next post. I also wanted to say I hit 1300 readers last week - which is absolutely insane! Thank you for reading, and commenting, and generally all your awesome chat ♥ Wee legends. Until next time...
Ps. Starting the 30 Day Shred tomorrow, I know I'm a bit late to the bandwagon but wish me luck :) and share your stories with me if you've done it too.