So. Context. Last Wednesday I spoke at Ignite Cardiff (video here somewhere) and, having had some of the best but also busiest weeks in recent memory, I opted, in good old Blue Peter fashion, for the ‘here’s one I did earlier’ tactic and proceeded to limerick my way through a condensed version of my A to Z Challenge efforts. Turns out, silly sci-fi translates quite well to the stage. Who knew? In unrelated news, a friend who came to watch me posted a link to this on Facebook. I’ve still not actually watched ‘Frozen’ (I do now own it – I’m getting
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I really hate clothes shopping. Today I had to do some – two and a half hours spent dodging parents and polyester. Lovely. Plenty of time for my cotton-addled brain to come up with this… anyone unfamiliar with Wicked may wish to peruse the original that inspired it here. And then go see it sometime in all its grand, green, thrillifying glory. (Shopper) I know this feeling, this is nothing new. Forced into shopping for my clothes won’t do. People are rushing. Clothes floor to ceiling. Parents are shushing. Oh why’s this appealing? No
J was very nearly for Jar Jar but then it occurred to me that I hadn’t yet included any Torchwood. Obviously this couldn’t do, what with the Torchwood Hub being in Cardiff and everything so, as Jar Jar has arguably already had his five lines of fame anyway (more than enough, I’ve heard, for some people), J is for Jack Harkness. Fun fact – I once workshopped a musical that a very talented friend of mine wrote called Stalking John Barrowman. This isn’t quite as good as that… I think I may have to change tack, For as much as I keep
It really has been quite the twelve months. In the past five hundred twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes* I have : Discovered Twitter! Opened the Welsh Women Mean Business Awards! Nearly completed the A to Z Challenge! Entered and completed the Cardiff 10K! Started singing in choirs again! Open mic nighted! Twice! Made a cookbook for Ty Hafan! Ended up on YouTube a few times! Cheered at a TV screen! Ovationed after seeing Chicago! Ovationed after seeing Phantom of the Opera! Learnt how to write songs! Ticked Kerry Ellis, Ruthie Henshall & John Owen-Jones off my
… but I’ve only just remembered I need a ‘V’ and I’ve got a choir gig to get to! Here – have a Valjean’s Soliloquy instead!