What a Day!
I’m afraid I wont have too long tonight to spend on my blog only to say it’s full steam ahead with Christmas shows as I White Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock and Sleigh Ride my way through the month of December. I performed my first Christmas show on Thursday and after a quick rehearsal at home and refresh I’m pleased to say I remembered all my words after a break of 11 months from singing my Christmas repertoire. In my job I’m out performing most days and when I return home I have to catch up on my paper work, which can be hard when I’m tired and often means I’m late to bed. So tonight I have a couple of show plans to finish off which I want to get done before it gets too late. Tomorrow I have a Private Party show booked in at Quainton Village Hall which is to have a bit of a Swinging Rock and Roll Christmas feel where the following week for Aylesbury Town Council I’ve been asked to give my shows more of a Victorian flavor.
Today I had a day off from shows so I took my mother to Milton Keynes and helped her with her big Christmas food shop in Marks and Spencers. My mother also wanted a new coat which has been something of a quest. Being short and a larger size my mother finds it hard to find anything to fit. She has been looking for a smart long button up black coat for ages but I think we may have found just what she was looking for in Debenhams today.
Now once upon a time I use to work for John Lewis and as some of you may already know I worked in display as a window dresser before I decided to pursue a career on the stage. However before I transferred to display I worked on the shop floor and one thing I always tried to do was give good customer service, something which seems to be very rare in shops these days. I know my mother and I don’t get out much and mix in the modern world that often but when we do, and approach an assistant in a store you sort of kind of expect that the assistant will know the stock. It seems if you go into a shop these days you have to serve yourself and magically order on line knowing exactly what to do if the store doesn’t have your size. There’s nothing I hate more than when I ask an assistant for assistants and they say “It’s over there” while walking off in the opposite direction. Today in Debenhams the first lady I spoke to didn’t know her makes and the sizes the clothes went up to while the other lady didn’t understand what short fitting was. Although the 2nd lady did place the order for my mother in the end she wanted my mother to do it herself which my mother or I couldn’t have done on our own without assistants. Fingers crossed that when the coat arrives it fits!
That’s all my news for now. Keep Watching and Toodle Pip!