It feels like ages since my last post, hope you are all well. I've had a change to my normal schedule because I'm working a bit (outside my usual work at home) and I just started a scriptwriting course. The course is online and involves a huge amount of preparation and two evening sessions in a chat room with 24 other students and the teacher. I keep on missing all of you in that chat room, it's SO much fun...it's amazing how quickly we started acting like a real class, with the teacher having to get our attention, the 2 boys in the back corner making silly remarks, the serious girl sitting in the front row with her hand in the air ( that would be me). I'm learning so much and I love it.
I am also going away this weekend, well...actually...I will be seeing some of you this weekend in person. I'm going to Melbourne to a "crafting retreat" organised by Suse...I KNOW....it's like being invited to the set of a favourite film!!! I have been assured that craftiness is not a necessity, so I'll be taking along lots of books, I also bought new pyjamas, and I'm kinda obsessing about what I'll make for Sunday lunch (we are each rostered for a meal). I'm so happy!
I shall try to do a lot of writing during my time away from home, so I will hopefully have some fun posts in the coming week to share with you. I have a feeling that being surrounded by a group of talented and beautiful women will inspire me somehow...how could it not?
I shall leave you with a question which my teacher asked us: "In "Silence of the Lambs"...what is Clarice's problem?" The funny girl sitting next to me who reminded me a lot of Kim answered "She needs new shoes".
Oh, and something else that I found so interesting. Who is the antagonist in SOTL? We all said Hannibal, but NO, it's actually Buffalo Bill. You see, even though the audience probably all walked out of the film being scared of Hannibal, he was actually Clarice's MENTOR. He helps her and never harms her. I like that sort of stuff.
Good night all xxxx