Self-reflection

You’re somewhere a part of my life, and it looks like you’ll stay

It's been 10 years since I started at drama school. Holy crap on a pancake. In many ways it feels like it's been 10 years- I'm certainly not the same person that I was back then. We've all grown up, gone in different directions, passed a few milestones. But in other ways I can still remember so vividly the first few days of nervously formed connections- like bonding over a shared love of brightly coloured jeans, and the utter joy of knowing I was about to spend three years working at something I was truly passionate about.

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…And Penny will attempt to write a bittersweet, evocative blog post

My blog passed a milestone this week- I hit my first 1000 views. I realised it was in sight a few weeks ago so worked to hit the 1000 mark by my 20th blog post, and I did- woohoo, pass me the spiced rum! Never mind that some of those views will be me double… Continue reading …And Penny will attempt to write a bittersweet, evocative blog post

Seasonal

I’m not afraid of anything

I love a stupid Halloween costume. The sillier the better, and not just because it manages to circumvent the dilemma faced by women every Halloween, as so eloquently summarised by Miranda in Sex and the City: The only two choices for women; witch and sexy kitten. It's also just because I think it's ridiculous and… Continue reading I’m not afraid of anything

Culture

Talking ’bout my generation

This is going to be a longer one, so buckle up. You've probably seen the video that went viral about 'the Millennial question' in which Simon Sinek discusses why the Millennial generation are thought of in the workplace as 'entitled and narcissistic, self interested, unfocused and lazy'. He goes through 4 categories of where this… Continue reading Talking ’bout my generation

musical theatre

What makes a monster and what makes a man?

  This week I watched a video essay about The Hunchback of Notre Dame by my new favourite YouTuber Lindsay Ellis (thanks, Adrian), which reminded me of just how much I love the film. I will bang on about it to anyone who will listen and now, thanks to the power of the internet, I… Continue reading What makes a monster and what makes a man?

Travel

Some come to stare, some to stay

Bloody tourists. We've probably all thought it in our least tolerant moments- when someone's stopped to work out directions in the middle of a street, or you can't get to where you need to be because of too many people taking photos. But last week, I was one of those bloody tourists, clogging up the… Continue reading Some come to stare, some to stay

Environment

Somewhere that’s green?

I've been sitting on this one for a while as I've been trying to find a way to write about the environment without sounding like a smug prick. But I've got so fired up over the last few days that potentially looking smug doesn't feel reason enough not to write this. If you're anything like… Continue reading Somewhere that’s green?