Since my last post (a ridiculously long month ago) I've had a frustrating few weeks.
The house move is at the mercy of solicitors. We thought we were going to exchange contracts two weeks ago. Now it seems like it might be tomorrow. The sooner it happens, the better, as we need to find somewhere to rent, and the letting agencies won't take a deposit until the exchange has happened. A very frustrating fortnight! But we hope it will be sorted out very soon...
But there's also good news. On a night out at the theatre with our friends Kevin and Ness last week, Kevin asked me if I'd consider playing one of the ugly sisters in the production of Cinderella which he is directing.
So, this afternoon sees me joining CATS and the prospect is both exciting and nerve-wracking. This will be the first production I've done since reluctantly stopping work with Ottershaw Players. Initially it will be hard work; the new group are based in Ashurst, between Southampton and the New Forest, which is around an hour's drive away from home. But the commute down there will be half as long once we've moved.
It's the first time I've been asked to join a production without having to audition, so it's a huge compliment and I hope I can do him, and the rest of the group, proud.