Sunday, May 13, 2007


My blog is one year old today! Happy birthday, blog.

It's been a fab year of blogging, a world I stumbled into almost by accident - Duncan started his blog while he was in Russia, so people would know what he was doing, and it seemed like a good idea to do the same for Cannes, last year. Since then, I've met some bloggers for real, and had coversations with others, and corresponded with still more, which is fab - I love the idea that there's a whole virtual world out there which alleviates the solitary nature of this writing life.

We ended up not going to Harrogate to see the play on Friday - we were both rather worn at the end of a long and tiring week, and an hour and a half in the car each way seemed rather a massive undertaking. At least it will have been filmed, so I'll get to see it at some point, and find out whether anyone laughed.

Cannes prep proceeds apace - business cards, postcards and poster done, some meetings set up, posh frock won on ebay just in case I get to do the red carpet thing again. Can't eat carbs for a week tho - posh frock is so clinging, never mind VPL you could probably read the label. Still, makes my bum look a bit like JLo's, so its not all bad. Haircut and eyebrows still to sort out. No fake tan this year - am trying Nivea self-tanning moisturiser instead, partly because it's £4.95 to DIY, as opposed to salon prices. Yep, bargain basement beauty is the rule this year.

Never got round to doing reviews last time I was in London. Saw "The Rose Tattoo" and "Landscape with Weapon", both at the National Theatre. I felt a bit lukewarm about "The Rose Tattoo," and wish I didn't, because it was Stephen Pimlott's last work. Zoe Wanamaker as Serafina was fabulous, but it often seemed that there was too much crammed onto the stage to give the feel of a bustling Sicilian community, which distracted from the central core of the play. In contrast, Joe Penhall's "Landscape with Weapon" in the Cottesloe had a tiny cast (four) and an almost empty stage for much of the time. Tom Hollander as Ned, the weapons designer having moral doubts, and Julian Rhind-Tutt as his argumentative brother were both excellent. It's very funny, and very thought-provoking. Joe Penhall writes fantastic dialogue which not only deals with the intellectual arguments but also examines the relationship between the two brothers. Don't sit in the front row, though - there's a food fight, and rice goes an awful long way.

Right, back to work - I have a CV to construct and a script to write, by Thursday. And no, I haven't started packing yet.


Blogger Lianne said...

Happy Blog B-day Sal! And I'll drink to bargain-basement beauty regimes and bums like J-Lo! Shake that booty!

7:34 pm  
Blogger Stacie said...

Was that last line just for me? :-)

3:09 am  
Blogger potdoll said...

Happy belated Blog Birthday! :)

10:57 pm  
Blogger Viv said...

Happy blog bday!

Heh! :-) I've been trying the moisturiser-as-fake-tan route too! Partly a reaction a lovely friend describing me as 'peely wally'... Pale is no longer interesting!

11:31 am  

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