Reject: The Fall Falls

Reject: The Fall Falls

Time for a little progress update. I submitted my play, ‘The Fall’, to The National Theatre on 23rd January and ...
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19 Things Classic Movies Have Taught Me ... In Gifs

19 Things Classic Movies Have Taught Me … In Gifs

How to deal with Handsy men Sports! How to be shooketh Diplomacy How to care for someone’s mental health How ...
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Acting Challenges of Lockdown

Acting Challenges of Lockdown

Acting is a group activity. We train with other people; we audition with others and we spend most of our ...
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Shifting Sands - Arkadina.com

Shifting Sands

I think I can safely say, it’s been one hell of a first half of the year! Between a global ...
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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

I’ve been a little quiet on here since my promise to return full throttle at the end of a hectic ...
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Camp Lessons

Camp Lessons

It’s nearly the end of May and Camp NaNoWriMo is well and truly over. I wrote about my preparations for ...
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A Sensitive Line in the Sand

A Sensitive Line in the Sand

I worry about offending people. In real life it can sometimes leave me feeling misunderstood or overlooked because I’ve been ...
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April is the Camp-est Month

April is the Camp-est Month

It’s time for my first Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve participated in November NaNoWriMo, (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) on ...
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Slaying the Dragon

Slaying the Dragon

The procrastination is real. But so is the plan. And I have a plan … what could go wrong? Here’s ...
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Your Golden Valentine

Your Golden Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just round the corner, mere hours in fact! Somehow it always takes me by surprise how quickly ...
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Doldrum and Slump: Tale of a Dynamic Duo

Doldrum and Slump: Tale of a Dynamic Duo

I appear to have fallen into a writing slump. I usually have a bit of a NaNo hangover and vowed ...
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Acting Lesson from an all time Great

Acting Lesson from an all time Great

Today (20th January) marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Barbara Stanwyck. And I wanted to commemorate the occasion ...
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The Bombshell who fought Bombs with her mind

The Bombshell who fought Bombs with her mind

Hedy Lamarr was an incredible woman. In fact she’s the reason I’m able to post this blog to my website ...
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What I Learnt From Watching 200 Movies in a Year

What I Learnt From Watching 200 Movies in a Year

Every year I set myself a goal of joining in the 50 Film Challenge. But last year (2019, in case ...
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Joan Crawford Mug

Joan Crawford Mug

I’m excited. I’ve made my very first actual physical product. And it’s out and about on the interwebz as we ...
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Goals for 2020

Goals for 2020

💎 Writing Edit my mystery thriller play.
The one I wrote for NaNoWriMo. All I’ve done thus far is a ...
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Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit

AKA Five things I loved in this decade It’s a new year and a new decade – the 20s again! ...
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Review 2019

Review 2019

2019 has been … a year. It’s not been great, for a lot of us. But amidst the chaos I ...
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A Rumour, an Icon and a Mug

A Rumour, an Icon and a Mug

Marlene Dietrich was, I think, the classic movie star whose work lead me down the glorious Golden Age of Hollywood ...
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Lessons from NaNoWriMo

Lessons from NaNoWriMo

November is over and so is NaNoWriMo – the month where people around the world scramble to write a 50,000 ...
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