Kyler Got The Part In Charlotte’s Web: 15-19th April 2015

Well as you may know from my last post about Kyler’s recent audition for a part in the upcoming Chartlotte’s web play at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage we were awaiting a call to see if he got a part or not, we were told we would be called on Friday but we got that call today and yes you guessed it… Kyler got the part!!

So apparently they absolutely loved Kyler and said how he was cheeky and would absolutely love to offer him a part, we’re not entirely sure what the part is yet but we will update this post when we find out.

Looking at the schedule, rehearsals and show dates take up ALL of Easter holiday and they look to be some pretty loooooong grueling days so somebody is going to be very tired indeed, but oh so much fun, Kyler was obviously elated and couldn’t wait to tell everybody, he’s going to do well, maybe he’s a star in the making… we shall see!

Audition Time – Charlotte’s Web @ Gordon Craig Theatre

Today was audition day for Kyler who was put forward by Dance Jam Academy to audition for a part in the upcoming Charlotte’s Web musical at the Gordon Craig Theatre which will be performed at Easter (15th-19th April).

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So the day started pretty early, up at 7.30am, which OK isn’t that early but on the day of rest, Sunday, is earlier than one would usually be up, not really helped out by lots of illness doing the rounds, Paula being particularly bad!!

So it was a swift hair wash, panic about what clothes to wear, breakfast, getting everything together, compounded by the fact that Jaycee wanted to hitch along for the ride, thank god Daizee-Mai wasn’t awake or there would have been lots of complaints and begging to come along too and into the car the three musketeers went on our way to auditions!

So we parked the car where Daddy usually parks for work and walked to the Gordon Craig Theatre which is actually pretty much the same daily walk I do anyway without the resulting train journey and mayhem in London. When we got to the Gordon Craig Theatre we registered and found a spot to sit down and wait to be called through, we were about 20 minutes early (Daddy is obsessed with punctuality) so there was a small wait, but soon enough the time came and off Kyler went with a whole load of other auditionees…

So while Kyler was auditioning we had a good few hours to kill, so off Jaycee and I went to start what I was yet to realise was going to be an expensive day… so highly unusually (Not!!) Jaycee was hungry so first stop was Maccy D’s for breakfast, I had a breakfast wrap and Orange juice, Jaycee settled for pancakes and orange juice!

Then it was off around the shops, first stop was Primark to see if we could find Jaycee some boots, but couldn’t, then we headed to Game where we picked up a few new games for the Xbox One, Skylanders Swap Force with a portal of power and a swap force character and Lego Marvel Super Heroes then to Costa coffee for my much needed coffee, gotta love Costa, and picked up some cakes (naughty I know but I’ll be smashing it on the gym tomorrow and every morning as ever!) and then a slow walk back to the theatre just in case Kyler was finished early, which it turned out he wasn’t.

So after a good wait around out they all came and we were all informed that decisions would be made on Friday so now we wait for the decisions, inside information from Chloe (Who was also auditioning) Jaydan’s friend was that Kyler was “AMAZING”, so fingers crossed our cheeky little chappy will get a part in the show, will post about it if he does.

Broken Index Toe – Karate Injury

So a trip to the hospital confirmed that I have indeed broken my index toe and quite severely, if you are going to do a job do it right, right?

The original injury happened at karate a few weeks ago when I had a rather weighty collision with Lou’s shin in the dojo while free-styling and both going for a front kick, he was wearing full Muay Thai shin pads and was very bruised the next day so that gives you some idea of the actual impact.

My index toe which is actually longer than my big toe, due to a short metatarsal (so the doctor informed me) took the full brunt of the impact head on, lets say some very violent choice words were shouted in my head (swearing is forbidden in the dojo) and lots of hopping around occurred straight after the impact, I did carry on and went for another bout after but the true realisation about what happened probably didn’t set in till the adrenalin had worn off and I was sat at home with ice on it, and of course the following day!

So it takes 3 weeks to heal a toe, I was at about 2.5 weeks today till BAAAAM, I stubbed my toe in the gym… fool, that REALLY hurt I can tell you, and what was worse was I had to head to a meeting in Brighton and hobble around all day, I had to go to the hospital when I finished my meetings, and yes, confirmed, my toe is DEFINITELY broken, the X-Ray says it all huh!!

So hear I am again, another 3 weeks, is it going to slow me down, it should do, will it really, probably not!!

Will I ever learn, will I hell, one life… LIVE IT!!

Jaycee’s First Broken Bone!!

Who would think getting down from your bunkbed in your own bedroom would result in lots of pain and a broken bone in your arm!!

It was nearly bedtime when it happened and Daddy was about to leave for karate so luckily was upstairs and as i did it and screamed in lots of pain he was able to pick me up from the funny position i seemed to be in, i had a ice pack on my arm and some pain killers and i sat with mummy for a hour and it felt a lot better, it was my best friends Faye’s birthday tomorrow so i really wanted to go to school as we was going bowling and for something to eat after!

In the morning my arm was a little sore but i could move all my fingers and wrist i said I wanted to go to school (i didn’t want to miss Faye’s party) so off i went, after the party which was great fun and once i got home mummy looked at my arm again and it was still a bit sore so we headed off to go and get it checked at the hospital, as soon as we got there i had a x-ray and then we had to wait for the results, while we was waiting i started to read a book it was quite a wait and i managed to get 6 pages from the end of the book!

When we were called in the DR said that there was a break in the bone and showed us the x-ray, it was broken all the way through the Radius bone!! Ouch!!

So we had to wait for the lady to put a half plaster cast on my arm, Mummy said are you pleased your going to get a plaster now? I was really :)

Off home we went and it was gone 1am by the time we got home so mummy put me in bed and said i would be having a day off tomorrow! …. In the night i somehow took off the plaster cast?!? So we had to go back to hospital in the morning so they could put a better one on which was a bit tighter, we was in and out in 20mins which was great :)

We went home and watch a film together Malificent which was great!!

Back again next Wednesday!

Kyler Goes To Work In The Big Smoke!

So it’s Christmas Eve and the office in the big smoke is closing early, so I thought it might be a good opportunity for Kyler to come along with me to see what Dad does all day and introduce him to the world of work!!

So it was an early start, for Kyler when he’s on holiday anyway, I woke him up and he was pretty bleary eyed (He loves his sleep), but once he got going he was fine, I just needed to give him instructions one by one, ‘get up’, ‘put your clothes on’ (with a little help), ‘brush your teeth’, do your hair (OK I did that bit) etc.

We head straight to Stevenage to park the car up before walking the 1.5 miles to the station, (I do that every day after a session in the gym, great cardio), I think that’s when it started to dawn on Kyler that this working lark isn’t so easy as it seems, and we hadn’t even really started the journey yet!!

So we got to the station, bought our tickets to London, I gave Kyler his own ticket and after a bit of a fumble at the gate to go through to the trains we made it through and went down to the platform to wait for our train, being as efficient as I am we were actually at the station about half an hour earlier than I was aiming for and the train was at the station pretty much as we hit the platform, so we took a chance on it being the right one, fortunately it was otherwise the journey could have been a MUCH longer affair!! Kyler certainly seemed to love the train trip and I think maybe had awoken a little more and it dawned on him what was happening today, by the end of the journey we were chatting away about all sorts of things.

Next up was the tube, now seeing as it was Christmas Eve, bot the train and the tube journeys were significantly different to the usual rat race madness that I am conventionally used to, so rarely we got seats on both of them, Kyler was equally impressed if not a little more so with the tube experience.

Once we hit our station (Moorgate) off we got and headed up to the street level, so my plan was as a treat we would go to a little cafe on the way to the office and stop for a bacon sarnie, Kyler does love a bacon sarnie, not only did he get a sarnie he was also given a free hot chocolate to wash it down with, nice!!

So eventually we reached the office, which is right next to the bank of England, Kyler’s all time favourite place because like Mr Crabs, he likes money, and there’s an AWFUL lot of money in there!!

Inside the office Kyler was suitably impressed with how BIG it is and very cool, also he loved the Christmas tree and how big it was, he looked tiny next to it as you can see.

So I set Kyler up on my laptop and I gave him a long list of horrendously mind numbingly boring and important tasks that urgently needed to be completed before he was allowed to leave, tasks including Hungry Shark, Pixel Gun and other equally tough tasks, this was whilst Daddy sat around and did not a great deal and did all the fun things.

So once we had finished doing all our jobs I thought I would treat Kyler with a quick tour around some of the cooler areas of London, like Oxford Street to see the lights, Carnaby Street for the themed decoration, and of course most importantly the infamous huge toy store Hamleys on Bond Street which he was particularly mesmerised with and wants to go back next year to spend his birthday money.

All of that working, walking and taking in the cool sites, not to mention battling the tourists and crowds was pretty hungry work, so as Kyler does love his Pizza we hit a lovely Italian restaurant just off Argyle Street where we ate chicken strips, pizza, lasagne and chocolate dip with pizza and pistachios, washed down with a cool refreshing beer, I had the same too :)

We were going to head to Winter Wonderland in Hyde park but time was fleeting and the hours in the day were running out with so much to do it was time to head back to Kings Cross, so another tube ride, our train was pretty much ready to leave as soon as we got to Kings Cross so on we hopped and back to Stevenage and to the car we went, ready to start Christmas festive celebrations!!

So all in all a great day’s work, and now Kyler’s ambitions are to go to work in London, and one day there’s no doubt he will do, job done!!