Friday 26 February 2010

Quote Of The Week #3

For beautiful eyes look for the good in others, for beautiful lips speak only words of kindness, and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone

Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday 24 February 2010

A Vampire Story

I'm a member of Kilkenny Youth Theatre, which is part of Barnstorm Theatre Company, a really famous theatre company in Ireland who produces brilliant plays for children. In Kilkenny Youth Theatre, there are twelve of us, from 13 years to 16, and we're doing a play called A Vampire Story by Moira Buffini. And I play one of the main characters, Eleanor!!!!! (Everyone else finds it really confusing, since I'm also called Eleanor (duh!) and another main character called Ella is called Eleanor by everyone else in the play. Everyone else gets really mixed up, but I find it hilarious.)

In the play, sixteen year-old Eleanor and twenty-one year-old Claire arrive in a nameless small town. Their relationship is not clear. Are they really sisters, or is Claire Eleanor's mother? Eleanor goes to school and Claire gets a job in a pub.

During an exercise in her drama class, Eleanor confesses that she has been alive for over two hundred years and has survived by drinking human blood. Her classmates think she is utterly crazy and Mint, her teacher, puts her in touch with the school counsellor. She makes one friend, Frank, a boy who has been home educated and is as much of an oddity as Eleanor. He tries to get to the bottom of her vampire delusion, thinking it an epic and compelling psychosis. Why would anyone want to be undead?

Frank’s parents believe that Ella is an anorexic - why does she never eat? Eleanor has started to write her life story as a play. She describes Claire’s background as a prostitute in 19th century London and her own as a child in a private orphanage. Meanwhile, things are falling apart. People are disappearing. Are Eleanor and Claire vampires? Or are they troubled young women on the run?

The play is split between the 19th and 21st centuries. I play Eleanor in the 19th century, and my friend Bronagh plays Eleanor in the 21st. I'm so excited! As rehearsals go on, I'll be posting pictures, and perhaps even videos! I'm so happy!

Sunday 21 February 2010

Quote Of The Week #2

God, I almost forgot!

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

That's Samuel Beckett.

But on the other hand, he SAID it, you know?

Monday 15 February 2010

Music at Musings - Marina & The Diamonds: Hollywood

Marina and the Diamonds has got me dancing around my house for ages now! Marina is just so glamourous! I have a feeling I'll have a Beauty Spotlight featuring her up here soon. But for now, please enjoy Hollywood!

Saturday 13 February 2010

Music at Musings - MGMT: Electric Feel

As you can see, I've gotten rid of Decibal Delights and now it's Music at Musings! I've also made a banner - my first! You might have deduced that I'm not a wizard with a computer, but I can get around.

I first found this song as a cover by Katy Perry in the BBC Live Lounge, and I'm in love with both versions...

Tuesday 9 February 2010

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty...

This is a historic day! I've gotten my very first award from Stari!

These are the rules that come with the award:

Put the award on your blog or in your post
Pass the award to 12 bloggers
Link the nominees within your post
Let the nominees know by commenting on their blog
Share the love and link to the person who gave it to you

And the Blogongs go to...

*Miss Vintage Vixen at - For such great posts, and for your fabulous Daily Inspirations! I love your writing style.

*Leanne at - For your awesome fashion tips, and for your great interview in KISS!

*Paul Young at For your hilarious cartoons, and the fact that you're from Kilkenny, and you go to Barnstorm too! Your set for Burying Your Brother in The Pavement was great, by the way. Thanks!

*Carla at For your fabulous outfit posts, darlink! And for your interview with Lisa Clark.

*Lisa at For making the world a better place for girls everywhere! Now all we need is someone called Louis Casey to write a book for the boys. Peruse Blue anyone?

*This may be cheating, but what the hell! Lisa and Aimee at For just being awesome. And for being sassy minxes, but imagine if you weren't, with that for a website name!

*Lizzy Lou at For posting lots of pictures of very pretty things...

*Stari at For commenting compulsively, and for writing such good poems. And you gave me my first award. And I like your new template.

*Anna at For introducing me to Rachel Furner and Mini Viva, and being so gosh darn NICE!

*Indigo at For blogging so insightfully and beautifully, while still being a normal teenage girl and still doing all that stuff.

*Penny at For being really imaginative and for your beautiful outfit posts!

*The Lost Princess at For writing so beautifully, and being so inspirational...

I'm going to go off now and do my happy dance again, I'm so happy!



Quote Of The Week #1

This is a new segment of the show which I decided to do, you know, because I want to make the world a better place.... or something.

I love any music that makes me feel like I want to jump in the air, fall down, scream and throw myself out of a window.

Florence Welch. Yes, the Flo-Love is still strong over here at Musings...

Sunday 7 February 2010

Comfirmation Conversation Complication

My brother, Maurice, is getting Confirmed today.

Two hours to go.

Do they really have those family reunions in America like you see on TV? Strange.

Although I'm not looking forward to the Mass. I cannot abide recorder music.

I hope to spray my hair red.

I don't like it, how I've almost nothing to say on this subject. I should. Oh well, maybe when it's over. Perhaps I'll take pictures of the party...hmmm.