Dance it out

  ‘I could have danced all night’ Eliza Dolittle – My Fair Lady  A bit of a different post this week… and one I’m a little nervous about sharing…but seeing as I’d promised myself that I would use this space as a place to exercise my creativity and exorcise my blue moods…here goes… I wrote a …

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You start with the seed of an idea…

“The joy of musicals is that there is no perfect recipe; it is what you throw into it.” Julie Andrews – Interview in Connecticut mag, Nov.4, 2012. Let’s start at the very beginning…it’s a very good place to start. The idea for this blog sprung from a conversation with Singing Teacher and Artistic Director of …

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Getting Your Priorities Right

“Unfortunately something always has to go by the wayside” – Julie Andrews, The New York Times, Mar. 14 1982. Dear Julie,  Why am I not practically perfect yet? When will I get there?  Yours, impatiently, Rosie The pursuit of perfection is futile. I know that. Nobody’s perfect. Even Poppins is only ‘practically perfect’… The tape measure …

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Get Motivated

“You find the fun and snap! The job’s a game!” - Mary Poppins You might have guessed by now…I love a good ‘To-do’ list. The problem is there are always those jobs that get pushed to the bottom. You know the ones…The follow up emails...The tidying up your mess of an underwear drawer/wardrobe...The piles of paper …

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Love is love and this will be our reply

“We chase melodies that seem to find us,  Until they’re finished songs and start to play, When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day. This show is proof that history remembers, We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger; We rise and fall and light from dying embers …

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Such an amateur…

Amateur: A person who engages in a study, sport or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit. Professional: A person engaging in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation. “The amateur works until they get something right. The professional works until they can’t go wrong.” Julie Andrews Last week, my sister Anna …

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Networking and Making Connections

“Good luck will rub off when I shake hands with you” ‘Chim chim cher-ee’ – Mary Poppins Last week, the lovely people at TodayTix invited me to their Social Ambassadors’ launch party. It was a little gold star moment when their social media executive, Emily, contacted me on twitter and said that she enjoys reading …

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Mantras and all that mumbo jumbo…

"I have confidence in me!" Maria in 'The Sound of Music' As a confessed self-help junkie, I'm aware of many people that advocate the use of mantras, positive self-talk and positive thinking...But don't worry...This post isn't going to be telling you to 'om' and 'Pollyanna' your troubles away. I'm going to keep it real. I've …

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Going for the Gold

"I must dream of the things I am seeking..." ‘I Have Confidence’ - The Sound of Music - Julie Andrews as Maria. This is a follow up to last week’s post on goal setting. Rather than asking myself ‘What do I want to achieve?’, I’ve been asking ‘How do I want to feel?’. So far, I’m …

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