There is something about bank holiday weekends, doesn’t everyone seem so much calmer?!? Everyone seems to be less stressed and allows themselves to be, frankly, a little lazy – and I love it!
It is totally allowed. We all work so hard, and when a 3 day weekend arrives, we totally deserve to lay in bed for 3 days if that is what we want to do!
I am sat here now in my slippers, at 11am on a Sunday, with a huge mug of tea and a plate of toast. I’m not writing lists in my brain of all the things I need to do by tomorrow morning, and it feels great.
This time yesterday I was sat in this exact spot with one of those headaches that can only be brought on by drinking your bodyweight in alcohol the night before – seriously, anyone in London who went out last night and couldn’t get wine anywhere; totally my bad, I drank it ALL on friday night.
I spent the day in my joggers and a t-shirt, drinking tea and watching the boys play GTA 5. On any other weekend, hungover or not, I would force myself to do something productive, but somehow because we have that extra day, I felt I was allowed to veg out a little and recover from my self inflicted wine-cloud-of-the-brain.
The irony is, I only have the 3 day weekend by chance, rather than because it is a bank holiday. This is because I have a new job! Yay!
Two weeks ago tomorrow I got a call from my agent telling me I had been cast in a new musical being put on in London. I mean, it obviously wasn’t a total surprise as I had been auditioning for it, but you never expect to get the job or you are setting yourself up for constant disappointment! But it got the job – cue happy Rosie smiley face! 🙂
The show is called “Duncton Wood” and it is the world premiere production based on the best-selling book series. We started rehearsals on Monday so we are already a week in! I’m still getting to grips with what it is all about – if anyone has read the books, please let me know what you think – but I’ve been told that the closest comparison to how our production is going to be is “Game of Thrones” so obviously, that’s awesome and I can’t wait!
Anyway, because of the way the rehearsal process goes, some people are called on certain days and others are not needed. It is merely coincidence that the day I am not needed falls on the bank holiday monday – love when the universe just has good timing sometimes! So I get to join everyone else in a 3 day weekend where I only have to get in as much productivity as I would in a normal 2 day weekend – bliss!
Obviously, I have material to learn for the show, and I will be doing that, but it feels so much more relaxed having 3 days to do it!
So my plan for the rest of this weekend is to chill out a bit, and get ahead on everything. I’m gonna learn the material for the show. I’m going to get ahead on my blog and actually finish some of the 30-something posts in “draft” form on my laptop. I’m going to schedule posts and tweets etc and get ahead of myself a bit. I’m going to take the photos I need for the posts going out over the next couple of weeks – who knows how busy I’m going to be once rehearsals get into full swing so it’ll be good to get ahead!
Guaranteed I will also end up watching too much “Once Upon A Time” (definitely my new obsession!) on Netflix, window shopping on Etsy and drinking more tea than is ever advisable, but that just goes without saying!
I hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend full of booze, food and lazing around in your PJs for longer than you would ever admit to your mother. 🙂
If anyone is interested in coming to see the show or wants some more information, see the Union Theatre Website at www.uniontheatre.biz
I will also try to get a vlog up at some point about rehearsals etc so feel free to check out my YouTube channel