Saturday, 20 October 2007

I recieved an Award! and Arsenic and Old Lace...

Thank you so much to my friend Linda from Somewhere In Time. for presenting me with this 'You Make Me Smile' Award. Since starting my blog I have found so many great sites, I can not get over how just reading from an uplifting or inspiring blog lifts my whole day! No matter where we are from, we all find something interesting in each others blogs, many many people have made me smile and I return there often, I am so pleased that my blog adds something to blogland too and that it makes someone smile! Thank you again Linda x

I am not sure how many I now give this award too, so I am going to give it to some of the blogs that I visit most often, and truly make me smile................I am sorry if I send to anyone who has already received an award, I have tried to give it to those that haven't got one yet, although there can never be too much happiness flying around......
I happily send the following Blogs the 'You Make Me Smile' Award:

My Cozy Home.
There Is No Place Like Home.
Storybook Woods.
Folded Gingham.
Ohio Farm Girl.

The Show Must Go On...............

What a week! I don't think I have mentioned before that I am a part of a local Amateur Dramatic Society? Well, This October our group is putting on my favourite Play and Movie 'Arsenic and Old Lace'. I had not been cast in this play, instead I have been helping backstage with the various props and lighting etc, (shopping trips to buy props was an extra bonus)!

The poster above is for the play and as you can see the first night is this Wednesday. The play has had some trouble getting of the ground with cast missing, braking legs and flu. I have been filling in for some of the missing shoes, with various parts, on Tuesday the director asked me ........
'If I would take on the role as the 'Police man'? as he has left due to stress! I am now currently learning my lines as fast as I can and I am pleased to say I almost know all of them! Just shows what you can do if you have too!

I am still wearing the mans 'Cop' jacket that the costume lady has 'nipped' in for me, a hat, but I will wear a skirt and tights and not pants ........with it been set in the 1930s. I get to carry a batton! if anyone knows this this play it is a true gem, it is a funny and charming story. I never guessed I would be in the play especially as a 5'2 in height Cop! I have a full dress rehearsal tomorrow night then again on Thursday, what a minute I am arranging my Halloween decor and planning my autumn reading the next Its all systems go.......

I love the old black and white movie of this play and thought id share some pictures with you, our cast is of course a bit different, I will post some photos of our play when its all over...........

See you soon,

Priscilla x


Linda said...

Hi Priscilla, being in the play sounds like such fun. We have a dinner theater here and they have presented Arsenic and Old Lace twice.... and I loved it. All the best and as they say here "break a leg"----meaning good luck.I don't know where this expression comes from or if you've ever heard it,but it's a good thing.
Hugs, Linda

Storybook Woods said...

Dear Priscilla, congratulations on your smile award. I can think of no one better to deserve it. Thank you for awarding me and I am glad you enjoy my blog. Your play sounds like soo much fun. I love Arsenic and Old Lace. xoxoox Clarice

Tiffany said...


What a lovely and fun blog you have! I am a fan of old movies and have to admit that I just adore Arsenic and Old Lace, it's one of my favorites along with Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Congratulations on your blog award, and the very best of luck on your production!
ScrapsaDaisy's Autumn Cottage

ohiofarmgirl said...

Dear Priscilla, Thanks so are kind! You made me smile when I saw that you had nominated me!!! I too am enjoying getting to know you through blog-land! Dianntha

Anonymous said...

Those are great old movie posters. Have a wonderful evening.

BittersweetPunkin said...

My FAVORITE line in that story is when Carey Grant says "Does insanity run in my family?....why it practically GALLOPS" LOL
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words! I've enjoyed yours and would like to add you to my blog roll if that's OK.

cd&m said...

Congrats on your award. Arsenic and Old Lace is such a super film, love Cary Grant well who doesn't? Hope the production goes well, I know that backstage can be even harder work than the acting so best of luck.

smilnsigh said...

I'm finally getting to reply to your sweet comment in one of my blogs! I'm so sorry for being so late in doing this. -sigh-

So glad you commented in my Photos-City-Mine blog. And thus, I found your lovely Cottage blog. I simply love cottages!!! Oh sigh, oh my, yes! :-)

Re: your comment... Oh I know you have simply beautiful homes in the UK. The houses I've been picturing, in my city, have nothing on yours. And of course, I've chosen to photograph the big, old ones. Not all houses are such, here!!! Ours certainly is not!!!

But I love the heritage of Victorian architecture we have, in this city. And I made this blog, for the specific purpose of keeping a record of it.

My today's entry is a new one, and it's just not as lovely as the old ones. -sigh- But, it's part of the surroundings so... I put it in. But I want to get back to the really old homes, and to those things which are lovely in that they have stood the test of time.

Thank you again for commenting. I hope you'll have the time to peek in on my other blogs too. I know, 4 is 'too much.' But I won't make any more. -giggles-


smilnsigh said...

Oooops! I forgot to say thank you for the 'You Make Me Smile' award. How very sweet of you.

And I'm so, so glad that you commented! Otherwise, I'd not have known you were stopping by. -sigh- And I'd not have known to come by yours. :-)

Comments rock!!! ^_^


Sweet Remembrance said...

Congrats on your award...
Love your name by the way!

Susie Q said...

Being part of anything in the theater must be wonderful!!!
And what a great play!!
So much fun. You will have to tell us all your stories!! LOVE the posters!

Congrats on you award! You certainly deserve it!!


Anonymous said...


Being a part of the theatre sounds like fun! I have never seen Arsenic and Old Lace. Congrats on your smile award! You certainly deserve it. I have written down the words to the song on your blog, Witchcraft. I am always singing it. lol! I had never heard of it before I visited your blog. Now it is one of my favorites.

Allison said...

Priscilla, you certainly do deserve a smile award!! Thank you so much for giving me one too :o) Also, very excited for you about the play. You must post pictures of you in the play dressed up in your copper uniform!!! I would love to see it.


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