My three personal picks:
The Word Is Murder – Horowitz
The Sparsholt Affair – Hollinghurst
Why We Sleep – Walker
or How To Put Off Going Into Work
Just to keep your all up to scratch with the thrills of my life, I have gainful employment after the show I am on closes this weekend, on a short run of a psychological thriller by Anthony Horowitz. So temporarily I have no unemployment and a little more money coming in than I expected.
There’s another play booked after that but as yet my potential position on it is unknown.
Suddenly I find I am going to be needing work from 15 May. That was rather unexpected.
At present I am doing at least 63 jobs to keep the wolves from the door. One of these is helping out a Garden Historian friend who has a business called HaHaHopscotch, which helps bring the past alive for children through the re-creation of past childhood games. Last weekend we participated in the St George’s Festival in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens organised by the Vauxhall Trust.
Children were gathered together and had various races and games: (wooden) egg and spoon, three – legged race, tug of war, sack race, wheelbarrow race, hoop and stick , battlecock and shuttledore and others. The children were all great – enthusiastic and well behaved and came in a variety of ages and heights. Although discipline is a bit harder when you don’t know their names, children do seem to get along really well when they don’t know each other, and older ones are very kind and caring with younger ones. As can be seen from the photo, this Mum who grew up in Burundi was a whizz with a hoop and stick. A fine time was had by all.
Details can be found here: HAHAHOPSCOTCH
I really need a job from March 26th. I’m clean and tidy, can use a knife and fork and tie my own shoelaces.
All offers and suggestions gratefully received.
Anything involving writing and/or the theatre would make me too happy for words.
If I see Keep Calm and Carry On anywhere today…….be warned.
I’ve been a bit lax on my book reviews this year but I can recommend:
The Lost Words – Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris
The Sparsholt Affair – Alan Hollinghurst
The Dark Circle – Linda Grant
In the Name Of The Family (Borgias Part 2) – Sarah Dunant
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
Balancing Acts – Nicholas Hytner
Golden Hill – Francis Spufford
Lie With Me – Sabine Durrant
The Loney – Andrew Michael Hurley
How To Be Champion – Sarah Millican
(I don’t even know what Black Friday is. Don’t want to, either)
Half Price Offer – The Essex Serpent
Beautiful books for Under £10 – The Underground Railroad (my review in due course – a must read)
– The Power (on my to-read list)