Hello my lovelies!
How are you? Come on in for a quick cuppa in today’s Weekend Coffee Share!
If we were having coffee today, I’d preface this by saying I’m essentially locked in my flat to avoid distraction for the next two weeks as I have deadlines looming and need to get stuff done.
I’d also tell you that my Sherlock fanfic The Bravery of the Soldier is currently in 22nd Place in the Inkitt Fandom Writing Contest!! It’s the first contest I’ve entered as a writer, and to be 22nd out of more than 1,000 entries is making me all kinds of giddy.
Voting ends on October 21, so if you haven’t already, please head over to Inkitt via this link, click on the heart to like my story and tell others to do the same! 39 of you already did, and I know that I will not get the 200+ votes needed to reach the top, but Top 15 would be awesome!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I saw the National Theatre live screening of Hamlet on Thursday and it was magnificent. I’d seen and reviewed the play starring Benedict Cumberbatch in August, but I’d seen a preview and changes have been made since then. The “To be, or not to be” speech was moved around – the play used to open with it. Cumberbatch really found his footing in the role and made it his own. The ghost speaks more, Ophelia sings and plays the piano more, and the whole aspect of teenage depression is more obvious than it ever was before by the way especially Hamlet and Ophelia are being portrayed. That Hamlet is a very physical role – Benedict Cumberbatch keeps jumping on and over furniture, running across the set – and the role is taking its toll as the lead actor has noticeably lost weight since the show started its run in early August. When I saw Hamlet live, Jim Norton who plays Polonius fell ill on stage and could not continue, and his understudy had to use the script to complete the play (although I say again that he was excellent under the circumstances!). But it was nice to see the play without interruptions and with the full main cast. The only thing I still don’t like about this particular production of Hamlet is the costumes, which are still all over the place. Just pick an era and stick with it already!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that while I still wait for the DDP Yoga DVDs to arrive, my Fitbit Charge HR made it. I’ve been wearing it to get used to it, and I’m especially impressed by the sleep tracker and the silent alarm. No wonder I’m always knackered – turns out I spend half the night tossing and turning, which shows as restless on the tracker. And usually around the same time too! I’m the sort of person who could happily sleep through various alarms. The Fitbit vibrates to wake you up, and it really works! I didn’t think it would, but so far I’ve always woken up! Last Sunday I also started to offer a new free download for a Fitness & Food Journal.
If we were having coffee, you’d have to excuse me a second. I’m washing clothes which I will be donating to refugees, and I just need to put another load in the machine.
How was your week? What are your plans for next week? Mine are: study, study, study. I’ve got 2 weeks left to complete this course and I still have loads to do. I’ve got these two weeks off work, but more because mum’s taken on a work experience kid and there’s no room for me in the office than actual concern over my academic future or voluntary holidays. But it gives me the time I need, so that’s good.
If we were having coffee today, I’d need to get back to my textbooks. The other Weekend Coffee Sharers will gladly have you over for coffee, though, so head over to Part Time Monster for the linky or find us via the #WeekendCoffeeShare tag.
Thank you for having coffee with me. Same time, next week?