Tuesday, November 10, 2015
10th November 2015
I have been up to a fair bit the last 2 weeks or so, with me finishing my last volunteering shift as room steward at Nyman's for this year before business resumes next year with more rooms open in the house so looking forward to end of winter break in March. Plus have been invited to at least 3 Christmas Dinners so far, with the varying volunteer roles I have, plus started the Work Choice programme to seek long term employment and more one to one help hopefully.. I have been trying to be more diverse in my job searching as a big problem was at school and college I was mostly trained and believed strongly that an office admin role was my line of work (after dreams of being an artist and professional tennis player were ruled out). Only that once I left college I found this kind of work much harder to achieve than I thought, especially with mild autism so have been trying to train in other areas hence the Oxfam shop work and Nyman's Room Steward roles have been a big help getting me to do other things rather than just office work, and meeting great people. It helps keep me on my feet and not shutting down being reclusive at home.
I have been to see 2 theatre shows in last 2 weeks seeing firstly Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in Woking with Carley Stenson plus Noel Sullivan starring in the show, and then on Saturday following a drink and celebrating Brightons win against MK Dons with friends I attended the Emporium Theatre to see Dial M For Murder the crime/ thriller play based on the Alfred Hitchcock movie. The theatre itself was an interesting venue a former church converted into a little theatre and bar with character. It was overall a great show and a treat afterwards to have a drink and chat with the cast of the show by Terri Dwyer (actress/ presenter known for Hollyoak's and 60 Minute Makeover) discussing things from theatre tour life to fondness for shortbread and where to find bargains for the stuff. It will be going on a National Tour with Talking Scarlet productions next year, so was a great opportunity to catch this show in a intimate venue like the Emporium, overall a great weekend.