Friday, 23 March 2018

Praise for Phonecalls

Worked from home again today and really worked hard to bring the team some good news. I managed to confirm an extra contributor for our show which was really excellent to hear, we've been struggling recently to book in a handful of people, but as it turns out, a lot of opportunities lie on the other side of a phonecall. Been getting some high praise from my colleges too so I think I've done alright.

  • In addition to all that, I've done a bit more work on my next video. Did the audio recording and a bit of the edition done today during some free time. I intend to finish it up on my next proper day off so watch this space.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Cakes and Contributors

Did a bit of pre-production work for our shoot from the comfort of my home in Bristol, certainly was a welcome change of pace. I was mostly looking up and contacting contributors for our host to  interview, MP's are at the top of my hit list and it feels like I've emailed every single one operating in London, even the campaigning ones who didn't win seats. If I don't get any responses soon I may have to bust out a charming phonecalls or two.

Seeing how successful my coffee cake baking has been recently, Rebecca roped me into making a batch of fairy cake sized coffee cakes for her office bake sale tomorrow. They came out looking amazing too! Adorned with a lovingly crafted chocolate covered coffee bean too, you can't go wrong!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

1 Month from Driving

Feels like ages since my last driving lesson, for the most part though, it felt like the break was welcome as the first half of my lesson went really well. Then it quickly got a bit naff again in the second half, but for a return lesson I guess that was to be expected.

Might be doing some work from home tomorrow as they need a hand prepping and gathering interviewees for the shoot days next week - more money in the bank for me I guess!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Nottingham Charm

Smashed through our day out in Nottingham thanks in part to what has been dubbed the 'Theo Charm'. Turns out, I'm pretty alright at chatting to the public and getting them to agree to be interviewed in our comedy show. Made the day go by quickly too getting plenty of good contributors back to back, tired now though, just got back to Bristol for a well deserved rest.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Nightmare Trains and Birmingham

As per, I got to our call location with plenty of time to spare, and as per, we hit a very early morning snag. Our AP got stuck between train platforms on her way to us and she had all our train tickets to Birmingham all pre-printed. Of course this meant that we I couldn't re-print our tickets, even after I threw myself at the mercy of the TFL staff, they wouldn't budge on that policy. So production had to cough up for a few more tickets to Birmingham at great expense, but at least we got there OK!

Rest of my day was spent chugging for interviewees in Birmingham high street. Took a little bit to get my spiel down-pat, but after lunch I was really pulling in plenty of folks. They were so chuffed with my efforts that they paid for my dinner this evening which was very touching. I'm just about to bed down in a hotel in Nottingham, ready to hit the streets again tomorrow.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Cosy Cushions

Set my alarm for 5:15 tomorrow which should give me ample time to head to my call location and maybe grab some breakfast. I'm back at Matt and Emily's flat in Tooting Bec tonight, sleeping on a rag-tag little bed I made up out of their sofa fusions, it way more comfy than I made it sound there and I'm really humbled by how accommodating and generous they have been to me over the past week. If they ever come down to Bristol the debt shall be repaid.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Dreaming of Cupcake Cases

The hardest thing I had to do today was go supermarket shopping, aside from that, it was a very slopey day. I bought these rather cute silicon cupcake cases with the intention of making some coffee cupcakes later on down the line. I had a runaway success doing chocolate covered fruits last month so I might try and prep some chocolate covered coffee beans to go on top of them too. If I'm feeling up to it, I might make a test batch if those tomorrow before I head back to London...