Monday, January 21, 2008

A New Life (and I should probably change my blog header, too!)

My oh my. Time has passed. There is a reason, dear reader, for my lack of blog-work other than laziness. I was reluctant to write about it before, just in case it never actually came into fruition (counting eggs before they've hatched etc. etc) but What-the-Hell, it's happened now: ERIC AND I HAVE LEFT THE CRUISE-SHIP GAME, AND MOVED TO LONDON! This is the face of Freedom, waiting for the Airport transfer to leave, folks. We had a 12-hour wait at LAX before we could even check in for our flight, but do we look like we care?
I love this shirt (Christmas present from my Mum!) as does The Bass Player in question.
We officially left, having given 4 months notice (you see! It seems like it never WILL happen, you have to wait 4 months 'til they deign to let you loose!) on Dec 21st, and went on a celebratory 10-day vacation in Barbados, where we met up with my sister and my parents (whose 30th wedding anniversary was incidentally during the 10-day stint, on NYE! Nice!) where a good time was had by all. Here are my folks on their anniversary, where we ate a super-swanky West Coast restaurant called Tides.

There was one hiccup (well, it turned into more, if you'll pardon the pun) in the form of food poisoning, caught from a fast-food outlet called Chefette, native to Barbados and a place I've frequented with no adverse side-effects on previous visits to the island. See, all looks well here...

but half an hour later, don't these two look ill?
Anyways, we rallied well, and soon enough Dad was hanging with the locals

and Eric and I were playing at all the activities a good Caribbean beach affords a healthy tourist.

Just because I want to put a picture of my gorgeous sister in, here she is, at our favourite drinking venue, with Eric.
So, back in the U.K., Eric and I have done what's been coined the "IKEA Boogie" twice now and I'm becoming a dab-hand at flat-pack furniture assembly. Check it out!
This is the 'Before'....

but the place still doesn't look quite wonderful enough for the 'After' (check back in a month...maybe)!
So how are we readjusting to "Land life"? Well, the weird-but-wonderful realisation that we don't have to be back on for All Aboard, EVER is still fresh, and comes in waves over me (wow, another pun?) still, each and every day.
I've auditioned for various West End shows with relative success ("Well done Rebecca. We'll call you...") and am currently doing a Short Film.

Eric is doing some jamming (musically, as shown here at The Grey Horse Blues Jam)
and is excited about going to play with a good fusion band (not sure what they fuse yet) on Friday. He's proved himself to be something of a footie player too...

Now, how to change my blog...


Ex-Shammickite said...

Congratulations on your "change of life", and good luck for the future. It's a case of doing what you feel you want to do, when you want to do it, and who you want to do it with, right? Good luck in the West End auditions, I'm rootin' for ya! If they need a reference give 'em my name, OK?

Ackworth Born said...

I'd leave the name change [if you must change] until you are bit more settled -- a good name is likely to come when you are not actually thinking about it.

Good luck.