The Friday Blog! 


First I must apologise for the lack of blog posts recently, this week has just been insane! So much has happened in such a short space of time that I genuinely still can’t get my head around. Actually, I don’t even know where to begin! 

First Ever Stand-Up!!

Oh my god! I still can’t believe that I actually did it. I’ve wanted to give Stand-Up a go for years and last weekend I finally had a go. I booked onto an intensive stand up course in Salford, it was run by a chain of comedy clubs called ‘The Laughing Horse’ and it cost around £100. 

The course lasted for two days and on the last day we had a graduation show were we each did a five minute slot. I was so nervous but as soon as we started doing the exercises my nerves disappeared. We were set homework that night which involved us writing a five minute script for the next day. On the second day, we had to go over our script with an established stand up and edit it with them. 

I will say here, I didn’t agree with everything the stand-up said, in fact if anything he left me feeling ridiculously nervous after he told me to cut loads of my script out. At around 5, we were given two hours to go off and have some food before our showcase. I met up with my boyfriend and we had a drink to calm my nerves whilst I went over my script. 

I went first in the showcase as I had a train home to catch and I was so bloom in’ nervous! I got on the stage and just winged it to be honest. I ignored some things the stand up told me not to do and took on board others. I got loads of laughs and think I actually entertained the audience. One thing the course did encourage me to do was carry on with stand up afterwards which is what I’m mostly pleased about! In fact, my next gig is tonight! Waheeeey! 

Food and Fitness

Asides from performing and writing scripts this week has seen me finally getting back into healthy eating and fitness. I’ve actually been the gym three time this week and had really good workouts. I think the purchase of new workout gear helped to be honest…

This week also saw me trying coconut milk for the first time. I must say its not an experience I wish to repeat anytime soon. I put some in my porridge rather than semi skimmed cows milk and in my cup of tea. I think in terms of dairy alternatives this drink just doesn’t do anything for me, I’ll stick to almond milk next time! 

I’ve also recently been enjoying healthy and warming meals to get me through the cold days. My favourite meal at the moment is Red Kidney Bean Stew it’s so tasty and ridiculously easy to make! 

That’s its for this weeks Friday Blog, I’m sorry it’s quite short and sweet but I’m afraid I’ve got to dash! Gig number 2 to do! I’ll be back soon hopefully with more content for you guys, until then!  


Author: Chelsea Thompson

Liverpool based Scriptwriter, Script Reader and Script Consultant. Offering feedback and helpful advice to all budding writers out there! As a fellow writer I know just how hard nailing that first draft can be, so instead of suffering in silence lets grab a cuppa and suffer together!

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