Thursday, 21 June 2012

A Moment To Catch My Breath.

Hello Lovelies!!!
How are you all doing?
It seems like it gets harder and harder to find a free moment to spend with you guys. I'm just going through a phase.......a busy phase.
I've been longing to come and chat with you for days, to share a project or two and to see how your all doing? The truth of it is, now is the first moment I've had. I've got no projects to share, as I've not had a moment to work on any. SHAME! OH WELL! We all have busy moments, I guess now is mine!
Today is my first free afternoon and I'm using it to catch my breath. I've finally cleaned the apartment as it was looking rather like a bomb had gone off. I did my washing and finally cleaned the dirty plates that I'd been stacking on the draining board. I've opened the windows and the fresh air is taking over from the stale air. I feel so much better when the apartment is clean and tidy.

I even managed to buy a bargain bunch of flowers to brighten up the home. 5 Euro for 40 flowers.....not bad eh?


I've put half of them in a jug on the kitchen table:


And the other half are in the bedroom spreading amazing orange sunshine across the room.


When the apartment is organised, I feel like my thoughts are also. I find it important to get reorganised from time to time.

As most of you know I've been going to German Language school for the past four months. That's taking up A LOT of my free time. It's going well though! I only have two more months left, then things will be a little more back to normal. I'm looking forward to having a little more free time to work on the blog.

I've also had a big focus for the last couple of weeks. I've been preparing myself for an audition. An audition that has been causing me quite a bit of stress, but at the same time it's been a great focus for me.
Last Wendesday I auditioned for the role of Terk (Tarzans best friend) in the show. I was soooooo nervous!! I had to sing two German songs from 'Tarzan',  plus act a scene from the show.
I'm not a big fan of auditioning. I don't really know anybody who is? It's just one of those things that comes with being a performer.
The audition went well. I felt like I had sung the songs better, but with nerves I did the best I could do at that moment. I was extremely relieved to have got it out of the way.
Once the audition was finished it was just a case of playing the waiting game. Waiting for an email to say if I was going to be invited to the final auditions or not.
The day after my audition I went into work as usual. I was asked to go to the office and speak with my boss.....my heart sank!!!
My boss told me that I wasn't being invited to the finals :-(
I was being offered the job instead!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!!!
This is a major thing for me!!! It means that I will now learn the role of 'TERK'! Once I've learned everything, I'll be one of the understudies for that role.
It is going to be such a big challenge. The obvious thing is that there is a lot of German text to learn (challenge number 1). The second thing is that I will sing 4 solo songs when I play this role (challenge number 2) This is a first for me as I've only ever danced on stage before.
Despite the obvious challenges, I'm soooo sooooo sooooo exctied and I'm over the moon that all of the hard work has paid off!!! It's going to be a busy and exciting couple of months.


So now you know what I've been busy with over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to stop by in a couple of days and chat about something lovely and creative!!! Lets see what I come up with :-)
Hope your all having a sunny week!
Matt xxx

45 comments:

  1. Orange gerbera daisies are my favorite! Congrats on getting the part! I'm sooooo happy for you Matt! You'll be great, I know if. ;-)

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  2. Wow! How fantastic (and scary!) congrats on being Terk - well done :)

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  3. Viel Gluck! Congrats!From a fellow amateur actress and teacher!AriadnefromGreece!

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  4. I just found your blog in the wide web and read it completely in about a day. Just so amazing, lovely and inspiring! I am so blown away by the choices of joyful and delicious colours, your projects make me really happy just watching.
    I have also plannes to do a trip to hamburg one day, watch the musical and maybe meet you there and of course buy lots of yarn and fabric.
    Congratulations for getting the role! I am so happy for you, which I think is a little bit strange because I don´t know you at all. Well, feels different after reading the blog... Sorry to be so chatty, I just wanted to say hi to you and let you know, that you have another passionate reader. ;)
    Greetings from Aachen

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  5. well done, that is amazing. I really love musicals, so it is really fun to hear you talk about it. Good luck with the new role :-)

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  6. Matt your post is full of creativity...even if not the yarny sort! The flower photos, and your news is worthy of celebration :)
    Gracie <3

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  7. Oh a massive congratulations from across the pond! Well done, you are the right man for the job or else they wouldn't have picked you, so remember that when you are getting all nervous and stressed out.

    I love the flowers too, especially bargain ones! xx

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  8. very nice and awesome blog .....you are very creative...:0)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* for winning the role you auditioned for! I love that orange in those flowers.. it's such a happy color! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Congratulations on getting the role - I'm sure you'll do well. Those orange flowers are real stunners and I love seeing flowers displayed in jugs.

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! Just think of the new challenges as a chance to show how creative you are.....you'll do fine!!!

    loulouandlillybean

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  12. Congratulations!! What a big victory for you.

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  13. Congratulations for getting the job, this is so great :-))

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  14. Congratulations on you role and good luck!

    Groetjes, Monique

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  15. Wooohoooooo!!!! Congratulations on the new role. I am sure you will master this challenge in no time!

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  16. Gl├╝ckwunsch :)
    It's good to see hard work pays off!

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  17. congratulations! a little dream come true?

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  18. Congratulations Matt, that is huge news! I saw the Dutch version of Tarzan and Terk was my absolute favourite character, I think he has the best songs. You are one lucky (and hardworking) gorilla :-).

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  19. Well done Matt - how exciting to get the part. They must have thought you really good to skip the second round of auditions! I love the gerbera; they always make me smile. I totally agree about a messy house messing with your mind - we have been decorating and getting ready to move and nothing is where it should be - its driving me insane!! Lily. xxx

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  20. YAY! How wonderful! I wish I could come see you perform.

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  21. Well done, You! So happy for you & I know you will be fantastic.

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  22. Well done Matt so happy for you and very well deserved. I'm sure you will be fab and will have plenty of time to craft later on x Good luck for rehearsals <3

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  23. Congratulations, that's lovely news. You will have to work hard I know, but what an amazing experience for you!

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  24. Congrats with the audition! I really hate auditions, so I'm glad I won a steady job (which I've had for 25 years) in my first audition. :-)Please share videos when the come. :o)

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  25. Congatulations! Well done! This is challenge is going to help you a lot with your German, you'll see... Have a nice day!

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  26. Wishing you all the very best for you new role. And totally agree with you that an organised home leads to an organised mind (from my personal experience). Do share pictures of your performance.
    Regards.

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  27. Congratulations - that's fantastic news! It's lovely to hear that your hard work has paid off, and it sounds like you really deserve this - I'm so pleased for you!
    Maria x

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  28. Congratulations Matt, that's fantastic news! I am so pleased for you and I am sure you will be a brilliant Terk! Have a great weekend x

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  29. Hey that's absolutely fantastic news - well done you! Nerves eh? Better get them next time too! Love your blog.
    Jxx

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  30. WTG, Matt!! Congratulations!!!
    Diane

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  31. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such good news!!! Bravo!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  32. Congrat's Matt you deserve it.

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  33. WOW Great news!!!!!

    Luv Jane XX

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  34. WOW! What fabulous news.....will we now see some 'jungle' inspired crochet projects??

    Well done & have a happy week.
    Fleur xx

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  35. Your joy is communicative: congratulations ! I love your blog and having news from you is always a pleasure (reading your post is my little treat after a hard day at work :) I wish you all the best for this new challenge !!

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  36. Congratulations! Well done :)

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  37. Pati from London23 June 2012 22:06

    That's fab news Matt!! Well done, darling! x Pati

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  38. Pati from London23 June 2012 22:07

    By the way, I love those tins (next to your flowers). Where do they come from?? Thanks x Pati

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  39. Congratulations! How exciting for you, all your hard work and study is paying off, well done xxBrenda

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  40. Sounds like you have been busy! Huge congratulations to you :) xxx

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  41. Oh congratulations on landing the role! That's wonderful!

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  42. hiya, am loving you blog soooooo much! Just came across it. Can you tell me what the sand stuff is in the jam jars? the colour-dy sand?

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