September 2008

On the last day of September (30 September 2008)

My feet are stuck in four-inch-high-brown- sequinned-shoes. My feet have grey socks on as well the shoes, the better to stretch them. My hands are freezing. My legs are swathed in white and blue pyjama trousers. My torso is covered...

Areeba! (24 September 2008)

Tonight I got measured for my dress for an AUDIENCE WITH.... Shakeel has 9 days to buy the material and make it. I was all of a dither when he was measuring me. Apologising for my lack of waist, width...

Breakfast to Brighton Run (21 September 2008)

Friday night is fight night. It takes me three hours to get from London to the cottage. The cottage is dusty and dank because Gae, my organiser, cleaner and general bitchesbody is now living in Kuwait more weeks than not....

A Shaggy Bitch tail.... (18 September 2008)

Ok it's time to talk dirty. Dirty dogs actually. Its time to chew the fat about Dalmations. Back in 2003, or maybe 2 or even 4, Good Food Live took the programme on a jaunt to the US of A....

A life in the weak of...... (17 September 2008)

On Monday I met up with a glittering woman who bought me a Nepalese meal and talked to me about writing and publishing. On Tuesday I met up with a clear-headed woman who talked to me about stand-up and shaping...

A Cemetery For Our Time ( 9 September 2008)

I sat in the bath wondering what to wear for the funeral. Ken Campbell was a man of vision. A luminary, some would say a nutter. He could have cared less what I was wearing. When we worked together he...

Click what a picture..... ( 8 September 2008)

The big table, in the flat, is covered in photographs. All black and white. Me waving my jazz hands. Me, playing castanets. Me playing the piano. Me posing backwards, straining my head to loook into the camera. Me hugging a...

Two times a nudist. ( 4 September 2008)

There are two reasons for my being naked. The first: Walking into the flat. Off with the outdoor attire, on with the body. I sit here, like Spike Milligan, or Monty Python''s lot, naked 'cept my wedding rings, necklace and...

The end of an era. ( 2 September 2008)

I used my gymstick this morning. A stick about so long, with two rubber foot stirrups. Rubber tubes that can be curled round the stick makes the length longer or shorter. The aim, by working against the stick, is to...

the dating game ( 1 September 2008)

From vaccinations to hoodies, from summer houses, to dating. It is possible to feel the audience, in the theatre they are one animal. You can hear actors saying they were good tonight, or what a tight lipped crowd THEY were....

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