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Saturday, 19 March 2016

London calling..

Hi blog fans! Elin has had an ok couple of weeks, a little up and down with a cold and cough and the odd day off school! But happy to report she is lots better and  smiling away this morning.
She's not the only one.
I have an ulterior motive for writing this post today- we've had some great news and basically I want to brag about it. Yes, I realise bragging is not attractive and it's not really in my nature normally but the fact is, this deserves a massive, showy-off , proud, BRAG.
Caitin got into Drama school.
Not just any old Drama School, one of the most prestigious schools in the whole country. Italia Conti in London.
She will spend the next three years completing a B/A Hons in Acting in this fantastic college, in a city that is renowned worldwide for its theatre scene. WOW.
This was no mean feat. She had two auditions before being accepted, both were a full day long and incorporated movement and voice workshops as well as acting performance. Each time, they whittled down the thirty or so people attending the audition as the day wore on and both times Caitlin was only one of three left standing as the audition drew to a close. This gave us hope but made the wait for the all important email on a final decision no less stressful. You see, the college have been auditioning potential students since December and still haven't finished. The incredible statistics are that they will have almost 4,000 people auditioning each year. FOR 24 PLACES. Caitlin has one of these places. I think you'll agree her achievement is even more incredible when contextualised like this! It can't be underestimated how difficult it is to get into Drama School these days, with each school mooting similar statistics to those of this particular college in term's of auditionee's to places ratio. Also only 1 in 5 of  all accredited UK drama school places go to students who are under the age of 20. Double-WOW!!!
The email arrived yesterday at 4:30pm. It was Paul's birthday :-)
We're off out now to celebrate and to try and distract ourselves from thinking about how Elin will cope without her favourite person in the whole world being around :-( Thank heavens for face time and Skype.
Here's to the future! Follow you dreams, folks. You neve know what could happen.
"If happy little bluebirds fly
beyond the rainbow..
Why..oh why....can't I?"


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