Category Archives: Performing

In Not-So-Real Life

As many of you would know acting, speaking, performing are things I love doing and things that ultimately I would like to make up a large part of how I make my life in the world.

So I thought I would share what our team got up to this year during the V48 Hours film making competition.

Each team is given a genre – ours was found footage.

Each team must also include a person – Nicky Brick and unlucky person, a shot – slow motion, a prop – a leaf and a line – ‘I did that’. There are other demands on the team as well but you can check all of that out online if you want to. Including reviews etc.

We didn’t make the regional finals but we did make a film.

Honeymoon from The Brainy Corporation on Vimeo.


Day 98 & 99

26/100 complete

I managed to complete the gifts last night but cannot reveal until they have been given. Here is a photo of the fabric I used though. Like it!


Here is another home knit photo. This time little Master 1; Working the catwalk. I love the arrival of autumn and winter. Being a girl who has a particular love of jackets and coats these seasons are the best for dressing.

Master 1

Today I also tried the first recipe from my new recipe book. White Chocolate and Caramel Oat Cake. I changed the white chocolate. I have no respect for white chocolate. I am a dark first, milk second, white never kind of mama.

The Caramel Cake

This is the kind of cake that may give you a health scare while you eat it but I had just a slither (it would have been rude not to) and sent the rest off with Husband to a boys night.

The Caramel Centre

It tastes fantastic all gooey and caramel-y. The kind of cake I’d go back to a cafe just to have it again.


Tonight I’m preparing to do one of my favourite things – talk. Tomorrow and Sunday I am MC’ing for the local Jazz and Blues festival. Whilst in many ways this is my dream job it’s still a nerve-inducing process. Like most performing once I’m in it I LOVE it. Before hand I just wonder what I was thinking when I said yes.

Still I have at least one outfit planned. Nothing like a good outfit to make a girl feel ready.