Yesterday Jon and I went out on our favourite weekly expedition: first to the post office to send Tin Cup Vintage items to their new owners and then to the local second hand market/junk shop/Aladdin’s Cave of treasures waiting to be found. And here’s what […]
My favourite way of spending a Sunday afternoon, and avoiding homework, used to be to unzip my mum’s tartan suitcase filled with photos collected since her childhood. On the hallway shelves sat large, beautifully presented photo albums, containing what were to be considered the ‘good’ […]
Friday is cocktail and pizza night chez Domaine Carret! Whitney Marie and I started early with some mulled wine in the snow. It may not be Christmas any more, but since the snow has fallen, warm cocktails are the most tempting option. Mulled wine is […]
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe
Cheers! Lyon, France Everyone starts a fresh on January 1st, or early September at the start of the school calendar, or simply every Monday after a debauched or slothful weekend. Recently Jon and I started a new beginning on December the 18th, 2012. We moved […]
C’est fini! ‘The Biscuit Tin’ has been filmed. I got to say ‘It’s a wrap’ in the appropriate context for once in my life.
The final scenes involved lyig in bed, eating poached eggs and looking a bit miserable. None of these at once, but all equally fun.
As we sit down to start another draft edit, we’ve been talking about how much the piece of work has changed. It started with a poem that I wrote a couple of years ago; a tiny piece of writing that has inspired something far more eloquent than anything I could have ever created on my own. Jon’s composition (his words: “got a bit pissed and hit some zither things” do not do it justice) has transformed the piece. I feel like ranting on about it, but I won’t. It needs to be seen.
Cheers to our final day of shooting. It’s been exhilerating, tedious and confusing at times yet sharply important. Off to have a bit of a cry.
We have managed to uproot ourselves from the magnetic pull of the dining room table and have shifted Tin Cup into the gypsy caravan in the garden. We were quickly joined by Humphrey and Bogart, the kittens. Who can blame them? The plush colour scheme […]
Day one of filming and we have so far shot two scenes and demonstrated our abilities for performing an impressive variety of roles on set: hairdresser, caterer, set designer, continuity, director, script-editor, actress and wardrobe mistress. We’re like a one man band. With two people. […]