Friday Focus 03/02/2023 – Rehearsals

Show rehearsals are ramping up for me now that we’re less than three weeks away from the opening night of The Drowsy Chaperone. We’re at the point now where I’m starting to come home from rehearsal with costume items and the excitement (and nerves!) is building up as show week gets closer. I’m really looking forward to being back on stage doing a musical again.


The word 'rehearsals' in red


Sophie has been busy practising her dances ready for the next dance festival which is only a couple of weeks’ away now. She’s also about to start rehearsals this weekend for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, after she and her friend from her dance school successfully audition last weekend. I’m so glad they both got in. The only downside is that they’ll miss two dance festivals over Easter due to rehearsals but I think they’ll have a lot of fun.



What I’ve been grateful for this week:


Cheese scones and banana bread on a wire rack; Sophie on stage at the panto; a page from my book; Thomas asleep in his bed; a smiling Sophie; Sophie and Thomas bouncing on trampolines at Jump In; Thomas playing with alphabet tiles - "#365daysofgratitude 2023 - Week 5"


  • Day 27 – I am grateful for time to bake.


  • Day 28 – I am grateful that Sophie enjoyed seeing her friends performing in the panto and loved getting up on stage to join in the audience participation number.


  • Day 29 – I am grateful for curling up in bed with a book at the end of a busy day.


  • Day 30 – I am grateful for bedtime.


  • Day 31 – I am grateful that Sophie’s audition on Sunday for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was successful. Looking forward to seeing her on stage in this at Easter.


  • Day 32 – I am grateful for teachers and all their hard work educating our children and fully support them in their strike today. Sophie and Thomas were off school because of the strike today so we enjoyed bouncing about at Jump In.


  • Day 33 – I am grateful for alphabet games.




Other things that have made me smile this week:

  • Thomas doing his best to convince me that Friday was really Saturday and he didn’t have to go to school.


  • Having a coffee morning at church for Little Hearts Matter.


Banana bread, cheese scones and biscuits on white plates on a kitchen counter next to a coffee pot


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16 thoughts on “Friday Focus 03/02/2023 – Rehearsals

  1. how very exciting, I do actually remember, many many years ago, rehearsing for a concert in a choir. (I really can’t sing but I did help to add to the voices at the back and I loved it.) It’s hard work but both terrifying and incredibly exciting. Break a leg to both you and Sophie, I’m sure you’ll both be brilliant xx

  2. How lovely that you and Sophie share the same passion. Congrats to Sophie and her friend getting the parts and how exciting that your performance is so close now. Eek! Can’t help smiling at Thomas trying to swing a day at home. Good try. Hope you have a good week.

  3. The strike was very strange as I had 2 kids at home but me and Zach were both in. I hope your show rehearsals continue to go well, good luck! #project365

    1. Thank you. I can imagine that must have been very strange being in with Zach with the other two at home.

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