Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm back from a 3-day craft camp at Sewjourn.




Quickly hop over to Stompergirl's place, she captured the mood of the camp so very very well...even though she's a terrible cheat at Pictionary. Shocking.

[I promise to return with more's just that I'm all written-out at the moment and have deadlines looming for my class.]

So quick, go visit La Stompa!!!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Have I got something to tell you!!!!

Today Ms CB and Master CB did the supermarket shopping for me.

We wrote the shopping list together, then I went to work, and Miss CB drove herself and her brother to the local supermarket.

They did the shopping, drove home, brought the bags into the house and put every single item away where it belongs.

I returned home this evening to find my fridge and pantry fully stocked.

Believe me when I tell you that the happiness I feel in response to this is HUGE.

HUGE I SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To all the mothers out there who are still in the supermarket HELL stage - yes, I remember it like it was yesterday...the tantrums, the whining, the leaking nappies, the shrieking fits. To all you mothers I say loud and clear THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

That's what I had to tell you.

Good night xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Guess what? I'm starting to finally FINALLY have some fun in my screenwriting course. I immediately knew things were going to start looking up during my latest meeting with my teacher. She said that I was on the right track with my idea for the TV pilot but that I now needed to add something QUIRKY to it. Let the fun begin I say!

Although it's all an exercise (they call it "writing to a brief") the teachers still like to pretend that we are writing something that would theoretically be produced. I have a history of taking my studies much too seriously; I was the girl who sat in the front row of her class, always handed in her homework on time and cried if she thought the teacher was disappointed in her. So when a teacher actually tells me that I need to try very very hard to write something fun and quirky, I realise that I HAVE done the right thing by enrolling in this course, and that I AM making progress.

Any of you like detective fiction? How about detective shows on TV? Were any of you into Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden when you were young? I'm trying my hand at some detective stories, that are quirky, and fun. I just have to be careful not to take it too seriously, because that might really disappoint my teachers.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quickly running in

to tell you that all is well with me. I have not succumbed to a dreadful, deep, dark depression about my writing. Well...there might have been a sprinkling of ashes on my head, and maybe even some sackcloth wearing, but the burden of screenwriting is immense I tell you, immense. I suppose it may well be my fate to suffer for my art.

And now, another topic.

The entire Commentbox family watched "How to Train Your Dragon" the other day, and all four of us are in complete agreement that the character of Toothless the dragon is based ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY on our cattledog Blue. We adopted Blue from a doggierescue centre two years ago, and he had been quite badly treated before we met him, so the period of time in which he became used to us did sometimes feel like the training of a dragon. I have now taken to calling him Toothless, although I have yet to attempt to fix his tail so that he can fly. My one criticism of this wonderful film is that it was made too late for me to take my 4 and 7 year old kids to see it. It's not easy talking a 15 year old boy into going to see a PG-rated cartoon, with his parents, and sister, but I did it!!!