Tag: Travel

Oh my Bowie. Oh my Bowie. Oh my Bowie.

In a little over 24 hours I’ll be heading on the trip of a freaking lifetime.

After de-jetlagging in London and Paris (yeah right…I’m sure I’ll be sleeping A LOT) I’m heading to Marseille to take part in this amazing writing residency which I had the tremendous fortune of winning my place in earlier this year at Melbourne Web Fest. I’ll be working on developing “Viking Mama” as a web TV series, after which I’ll be returning to pitch it in full to the ABC.

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So next week I’m heading off on my second set of cruise ship gigs. I actually really hate being away from my kids. I love them of course, but I also really like them. I enjoy their company. I love being together. Don’t get me wrong, I also have periods where a little break away is the stuff my dreams are made of, but for the most part, I actually really dislike being apart. Yet sometimes the reality of my career means that we are. I’d love to bring them with me on each and every tour or festival I…

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Just stumbled across this at my local library: 5 Ways to Carry A Goat, a tale of how an Aussie travel blogger embarked on a trek of the globe relying purely on the kindness of cyber-strangers to meet, accommodate and entertain him en route. Amazeballs. As somebody with an insatiable travel itch – and one which I certainly hope to keep scratching throughout my life both with my children and without – I find even the thought of somebody doing this pretty damn exciting. Could/would you do that with kids though? Makes me think there oughta at least be a…

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Image credit. Hey folks! This Sunday morning, I shall be off at a madly indecent hour to catch a plane to Radelaide, oh yes, my beloved Radelaide (making this three trips in the past year!) to participate in what is sure to be a life-changing week in the form of The Australian Cabaret Summer School.  Squee! I am very excited indeed and am trying to keep an open mind when it comes to the end product. Throughout the week, we will be working towards a 10 minute showcase piece, to be performed on the Saturday night (tickets, if you’re inclined,…

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This trip is made possible thanks to the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, a wonderful organisation which supports early career artists to pursue professional development opportunities, usually overseas. During my time here I shall be posting about some of my learnings in my private sessions with Gary Austin and Michael Pollock respectively. Already this trip has surpassed my expectations. The latest twist, discovered in my first session of private training with Gary Austin, is the potential of solo improv skills to be applied to scripted work. I say a ‘twist’, because I thought I had my head pretty clearly around what solo…

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