Monday, March 31, 2014

Lend Me A Tenor

The Dolmen Theatre Group in Dundalk is putting on Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor and I am going to be helping out backstage. I haven't helped out with a production since I was pregnant (youth theatre) and haven't done backstage at An Táin Theatre in seven years! I studied theatre in college, but always acted. Someday, I'd like to go back to acting.

I was at rehearsal last night and will be in An Táin every night this week. I really missed being part of a production. I've been involved in this kind of thing since I was thirteen, but, since Beth came along, I haven't had the free time to get back into it. Hopefully, this will be the start of more participation in loads of productions!

Tonight's rehearsal starts at 6pm and tomorrow evening will be the tech rehearsal ahead of Wednesday's opening night. It is hilarious and the actors are sure to bring the house down!

Poster for the play
The only slight snag is that I won't be able to take part in the Dundalk 10k on Wednesday evening. Running is great and all, but I do prefer a little theatre ;-)

Monday, March 24, 2014

St. Patrick's Day in Dundalk and other things

Going to do a photo post today, for something different!

First off, Beth decided a month ago she wanted her hair cut like Coraline (animated kid's movie character). Everyone in the family tried to talk her out of it but she was adamant her baby hair had to go. This was her FIRST EVER hair cut. I was a bit emotional :-(
In Kiddiecuts, where she watched cartoons and was delighted when it was all over.
Having a coffee and juice in Costa after the ordeal
The keepsake!

St. Patrick's Day wouldn't be complete without lots of green tat

Quick game of hide and seek with Pep before the parade

At the parade

My no-make-up-selfie, the craze on Facebook at the moment. Fantastic donations being made to cancer research through this. Text Pink to 50300 (from Ireland) to donate €4

Went to a hen party at the weekend. Made some penis cookies. I think they went down well ;-)

Decorated with strawberry icing and chocolate shavings
Painting a male nude model was one of the activites at the hen

Beth showing off her good behaviour star chart

Two big smiles to finish off!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cover Reveal for Breathless by Krista McLaughlin

Absolutely delighted to be doing this cover reveal for the lovely Krista!

BREATHLESS by Krista McLaughlin
Book Summary: Eighteen-year-old Lainey is the only witness to her best friend losing her life to the depths of the ocean. She stays close to the water, a small part of her hoping to surrender to the same fate. On her birthday the waters almost overtake her, but a mysterious young man rescues her and disappears.
Lainey can't stop thinking about the stranger from the beach, and one night she finds her rescuer naked and bleeding on the shore. Jon doesn’t know what pancakes taste like, how microwave popcorn cooks, or own shoes, but he seems to be just what Lainey needs. As the anniversary of her friend’s death looms, Lainey opens herself in ways she never thought possible. But when Jon’s identity comes to light, Lainey has to save him before she loses another love to the sea.
Publication Date:  April 1, 2014

About the Author:
Krista McLaughlin graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services, and a minor in English.  She was born and raised in the Midwest with her nose stuck in a book and her hand smeared in pencil lead.  When she is not cuddling with little ones she nannies, she is reading or cross-stitching.  She loves J.R.R. Tolkien and all things Star Trek.