I stayed up late watching a film last night. It was so bad I can’t even remember what it was about now. Gail got home about 1am and spent a while telling me all about her day photographing a large wedding down in the borders.
It was another wonderfully sunny day to begin with, but by late afternoon we had thunder lightning overhead followed by some much-needed torrential rain.
Gail went on a recon mission to the grounds of a hotel near Portobello so I went with her just to get out and a change of scenery for a while. While she tested the light and possible locations for shooting the bride and groom in a couple of weeks, I just wandered around smelling the grass and taking in the large trees and overgrown hedges. It was very relaxing and helped to trigger a recharge in my desire to look out at the world instead of looking in. I think that’s why I’m so lacking just now.
The start of this year saw me get off to a flier and work my ass off in every respect, but this month and into the tail-end of last, I have begun to feel drained, un-enthusiatic, and tired with it all. Being in a new environment even for such a short time, moved my focus from what I have to do from my GDR plan, to something else. And that’s the key I think – I definitely need a re-start on a new project because I’ve been trying hard these last few weeks to tie up other projects, nothing new has been able to be fitted in.
Back at home I organised more paperwork and tomorrow I’ll finish it off, and I did do some work for a couple of website clients. I received a phone message (left on Friday!!) on my mobile voicemail. It was from a possible new web client wanting to talk about a website idea he has. I’ll call him back on Monday.
Details for sponsorship of this years PSH Poetry Contest were released, and I’ve committed myself to two different prizes this year. The first is for three personal prizes, each consisting of 1 signed copy of Fringe Fantastic and 1 e-book of Poolside Poetry. I also offered up a prize through the The Ranfurly Review, of a feature for the winner to appear in a future issue, which will also include an interview and maybe some artwork/photography.
For those who haven’t heard but are mildly interested, Our House the Musical goes on national tour this year and tickets are available to book now. The venues and dates are:
Birmingham Rep 29th May – 21st June
Stoke Regent Theatre 23rd – 28th June
Glasgow Theatre Royal 30th June – 5th July*
Edinburgh Playhouse 7th -12th July *
Bromley Churchill Theatre14th – 19th July
Bradford Alhambra Theatre 21st -26th July
Milton Keynes Theatre 1st – 6th September
New Wimbledon Theatre 8th -13th September
Salford The Lowry 15th -20th September
Sheffield Lyceum 23rd -27th September
Sunderland Empire 30th September – 4th October
Southampton The Mayflower 20th – 25th October
* Isn’t it typical, but for both Scottish weeks I’ll be unavailable due to my 17th Annual Blackpool trip and my family holiday to the greek Isles.