Getting Ship Shape in the Office!
It’s been business as usual this week which started off with a great Monday morning work-out. It’s good to be back in the gym after my busy Christmas season although that’s not to say I haven’t been performing. I had three shows this week and the time in-between has enabled me to catch up with my paperwork. January is a month for getting ship shape and already the year is starting to take shape which is very encouraging. I’m moving forward and I have lots of plans which I can’t wait to put into production involving my films, some new musical arrangements and a photo shoot but I shall tell you more about that later.
Back in the Gym!
Next weekend will be my accounts weekend. If you follow me regularly you will know I always book a weekend away in January with the sole purpose of getting on with my accounts. Doing accounts has got to be one of the most boring jobs in the world so by booking into a hotel, away from all the distractions of home it’s a great way of getting this horribly boring job done with the minimum amount of pain. The quite time away also gives me the chance I need to get my feathers straight ready to take on the world when I get back. It’s a good thing to do and I always come home feeling refreshed!
It’s Time for a New Pair of ATS Shoes!
Looking forward to 2018 I’m in need of a new pair of 1940s ATS shoes. Performing in original pieces of uniform is OK to a point but after a while things do wear out especially when it comes to shoes. You can have them re soled and re heeled but I don’t just march in my shoes but dance and the strain on the shoe can be immense. Especially when you consider I’m asking the shoe to do something it isn’t really designed to do. So this January Paul and I will be attending the Stoneleigh Militaria fair. I haven’t been for a couple of years so it will be good to go again and see what the buzz on the street is for 2018. I have a small list of things I’m looking for and keeping up to date with new 1940s dresses is a serous investment.
If I’m honest I’m rather overwhelmed with period clothes. I have three bedrooms full all bursting at the seams but then I am a soprano and costume artist and these are the tools of my trade. This season I have a few different roles to play so I will be keeping my eyes open to see if there is anything with that special X factor vintage magic.
That’s all my news for now other than next week I shall be performing “Hooray for Hollywood” and my “20th Century show” before going away to do my accounts. I shall be away for much of the end of January but when I get back I will be starting work on editing a couple of new showreels. I will have more news on that in my next blog so Keep watching and Toodle Pip!