Here we are three weeks before we move to Bristol. I have started doing research on Theatre in Bristol and have found this great website with detailed descriptions of the current events of Theatre in Bristol. I found that the writer of Mamma Mia is from there and has just produced a play that opens this month! My major goal is to write of course, but I can’t help but keep up to date on the theatre in town.
Plus, I know there are tons of tv shows that are filmed there (not to mention tons of BBC shows and Deal or No Deal!).
Speaking of Deal or No Deal, I’m trying to get Jock to go on the show. Ok, I have just been on their website FAQ, and have found out that they are no longer accepting submissions, but at least now I know the process. See below:
Q13. How can I become a contestant on the show?
Firstly you need to fill in an application form online.
If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited to an audition and awarded a bronze ticket.
The audition is in two stages. If you are selected to go through to the second stage you will be given a silver ticket and be interviewed on camera by a member of the team.
These tapes will then be viewed in a casting session where the producers will choose the final contestants. If you have a place on the show you will be given a golden ticket.
Applications for Deal or No Deal is now CLOSED.
At the very least, we know he has the personality! Man, I just took the Banker’s Respect Challenge and apparently I’m average! This is what the quiz had to say about me:
Have the words “must try harder” ever appeared on your school reports? Your profile suggests you may have some aptitude but you have still to learn the subtleties of risk, reward and timing that could make you a winner…. -Blah, blah, blah – How rude is that?? Albeit, yes, things have tended to come easy to me, so I did get the assessment of “trying harder” in my school reports at times, but the grades never showed it.
The average amount that a contestant wins is in the 30,000GPB range, so how great would that be just for opening some boxes.
You can see how exciting our life is at the moment, with me doing research on Deal or No Deal.
Regarding my book, watched a show last night on BBC2 (see the whole show) about how book publishing, writing and selling has been changed in the past decade. It wasn’t the most optimistic show I’ve seen lately, but I’m focusing more on getting the research done before I start writing, and way before I even think about getting it published. I think my best bet is to do as much reading as I can in the next three weeks in the genre I’m writing so that when April 6th comes, I can buckle down and have fresh ideas in my mind! Also, every night I’m going over the storyline in my head before I go to bed…not the best idea to get a good night’s sleep, but certainly helps me cement good ideas in my mind.
Just ordered two books from Amazon.co.uk to start off with: Thanks for the Memories, by Cecelia Ahern and Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophia Kinsella (who wrote Confessions of a Shopaholic). They seemed to be in the right arena I was looking for, and will be writing in. Will let you know my thoughts!
At the moment, I found this book called Inconceivable by Ben Elton in Jocko’s closet that is hysterical. I’m on page 63 so far out of 367 pages, but I reckon it will be a quick read. Apparently it was made into a film called Maybe Baby that I have never heard of. Doesn’t surprise me in the slightest considering how few British films actually make it out in America. I tried watching a classic British film the other night with Jocko called L4yer Cake with Daniel Craig and, his favorite, Sienna Miller, but I understand why they don’t come out in the US…I couldn’t understand ANYTHING they said and fell asleep. I wanted to understand, I wanted to follow the plot…but there was SOO much going on, I simply couldn’t and got defeated.
I will keep trying…