Laila Lately

Photo on 21-06-2014 at 23.21 #3
Hello! A lot of things have happened which have rendered me unable to post. They’re not altogether good things so here’s a quick update…

– My laptop has died! I’m floundering a lot with work as nothing is backed up! I’m particularly upset at the idea of losing my Japan photos and videos (So soon! So cruel!) and my business plans and year overviews. Cross your fingers that the genius people from Apple will be able to salvage my files :(

– I have an eye injury! I’m back to wearing glasses full time which I HATE – movement is restricted, the frames are heavy on my face, vision is compromised everytime the glass gets dirty (a lot) and I get headaches.

– I’m in full rehearsal for A Strange Wild Song! I wrote all the music for this show a few years back and we have toured it 4 times before (long time readers may remember the previous two tours). The rehearsals are fun but knackering. I’m averaging about 5 hours sleep…

– We are going on tour the week after next! I love touring but right now it’s more of a logistical nightmare as I’m trying to reschedule all my normal work around being away. I’m excited to actually get on the road!

If that all sounds pretty negative than I guess it is – I’m very tired at the moment, struggling to work effectively and frustrated by having glasses full time. Here are the positives:

– One of our housemates recently moved out. They’d turned out to have a lot of issues and been causing a lot of friction within the house and a sense of relief has come over all of us still there. Never underestimate having a happy living situation!

– I’ve hired a PA! I cannot believe I didn’t get one sooner, it has revolutionised my productivity. Even in this very exhausted and timeless space I’m currently inhabiting.

– I went to Japan! It feels like a lifetime ago, I have so much I wanted to share and if it’s not all been lost then I will spread the Japanese joy on this blog soon.


Anyway. So that’s me. What have you been up to?


7 thoughts on “Laila Lately

  1. Denise says:

    Not all is bad, look at the cleared atmosphere now without the one with issues :) It is highly positive! It’s not that goo to sleep just 5 hours a night, but better than 3 or 4 :) And rehearsing must be exhausting, but going on the road for a nice project, that must be brill! I am sure you will have a lot of fun! Oh NO! I hope the experts can get back your pictures and videos… it’s so frustrating… I really really hope so! And also, that the eye infection “vanishes”. I know what you mean by glasses. I wear glasses at home and they are heavy, leave marks, headache, it’s bad. So I am crossing my fingers that all is solved now! And I mentioned you on my post :) Hope you like it!


  2. christina says:

    OMG fingers are crossed, I hope those Apple peeps come through and save what was on your computer! Put the tour dates up, i must come see you if you are ever in Cardiff again. I wonder what it’s like being your PA, I have a The-Devil-wears-Prada scenario in my head! Hope you are well, don’t work too hard :D


  3. Priya says:

    I do way less and I feel just as tired most of the time! Your blog is a safe space to be honest about what you’re doing and how you’re feeling about it. And wow, as usual, a lot going on!! I have to agree- there is nothing better than a peaceful living situation (and nothing more difficult to find, it seems!) I wish you luck with all your rehearsing for performing, and your upcoming tour!! And OH I hope all your files are recoverable from your laptop!

    ♥ perfectly Priya


  4. Kim says:

    wow you are always so busy
    I hope you can get your files back, they have magical ways at apple :)
    that’s so awesome that you wrote your own musical!!!
    and good for you hiring a PA, that’s awesome!
    there is no possible way I would be able to function on 5 hours of sleep, I am working kind of late at night but nothing like you. Trying to turn my rough ideas into full fledged finished projects that’s what I’m always working on lol I’ve been making a bit more progress ;)


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