It is almost Hallowe’en, and the acting students have been asking if they can wear their costumes to our next rehearsal, which falls the day before. They always amaze me with their creativity and imagination. I remember one of them making an incredible full body, sandwich costume, complete with foam and fabric condiments oozing out the sides. It always makes for a fun, and surprisingly productive rehearsal, as it gives them another obstacle to work through, while blocking and learning lines. They are an advanced class, after all. [Read more…]
These Ain’t Your Childhood Candy Kisses
I really love this job.
I just got to spend a glorious fall afternoon, travelling all over a golden, amber and red city, watching the leaves scud past me, and gulping big lungfuls of fresh autumn air. When my fingers got cold and I felt a chill, I would duck into the doors of small shops, and breathe in the heady smell of chocolate.
Yes, it is the time of year again, when making soup, apple crisp and hot chocolate make so much sense.
The nights feel snappy and crisp, and we have turned the furnace back on. [Read more…]
I have a confession: I love Hallowe’en chocolate bars.
The tiny little Crispy Crunch’s, the Kit Kats, the Wunderbars. This is the stuff I don’t see for most of the year, but the senses don’t forget. A nostalgic smile creeps across my face as I open the box of “fun sized” bars: cavity inducing, fillings-plugging, packed with sugar, preservatives and cheap chocolate, impossible to stop at one because there is a whole bowl in front of me. This stuff is made to be pilfered while answering the door to tiny, terribly excited witches and Pooh Bears. [Read more…]