Silent Sunday – 30/10/11


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October 30, 2011. Tags: , , , . adventures, lifestuff, silent sunday. 6 comments.

Lucy Brown & Benefit: Store Approval

I promised I would keep you in touch with my Benefit adventure. I apologise it’s been a long time since my previous Lucy Brown & Benefit Posts: Lucy Brown & Benefit, The Recruitment Event and The Interview. I have been very busy with my am dram actress adventure playing Vera in Willy Russell’s Breezeblock Park. The demanding rehearsal and performance schedule also delayed my progress to becoming a fully fledged Benebabe.

On Friday I am going for my third attempt at store approval at the Trafford Centre please keep your fingers crossed for me that I will be third time lucky. I don’t know much about this vacancy but I understand it is temporary for the Christmas period. I am hoping if I am successful it will lead to a permanent post in the future.

My previous two attempts at store approval sadly proved unsuccessful.

On 22nd August, just three days after my interview. I went to Boots at Middlebrook retail park. However unfortunately my prior commitment to playing Vera meant I was unable to work Thursdays or Sundays which were a requirement. I was surprised that I had been put forward for this vacancy as I had already explained about my rehearsal commitments. I also found out my favourite uncle died straight after this interview:-(

On 2nd September I went to House of Fraser in Manchester City Centre. I absolutely loved my stint ‘Traffic Stopping’ in this store. I also managed to sell four products in an hour which I felt was pretty impressive prior to training. However a few days later I finally discovered I’d unfortunately been unsuccessful as they preferred one of the other candidates as she would ‘blend better with the existing team members’. I wondered if my being older at 39 may have contributed to this perception. I also reflected that the fact that I was 100% focussed on my customers, and the resulting sales, meant that I neglected to socialise sufficiently with the rest of the team and this may have also put me at a disadvantage.

I subsequently suggested to the person who recruited me that we should wait until the play had finished before putting me forward to any further stores. This is because when they enquire when I’m available to work? I want to be able to reply with a willing ‘when do you need me?’. Wish me luck testing this theory out on Friday!

October 26, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . acting, adventures, beauty, Lucy Brown & Benefit, make-up. 4 comments.

Silent Sunday – 02/10/11


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October 1, 2011. Tags: , , . adventures, lifestuff, silent sunday. 8 comments.

Silent Sunday – 18/09/11


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September 17, 2011. Tags: , , , . adventures, lifestuff, silent sunday. 6 comments.

Silent Sunday – 04/09/11


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September 4, 2011. Tags: , , . adventures, lifestuff, silent sunday. 2 comments.

Lucy Brown & Benefit: The Interview

It looks like my adventure with Benefit could have some legs.

Today at 5pm I attended the interview. They asked some challenging questions I had to think really hard to answer them, but answer them I did.

The outcome of the interview is that I am going to be working for them part-time for a minimum of 7 hours. I requested part-time not only for reasons of work/family life balance but also so that I can pursue my other career interests paid and unpaid.

Benefit were fortunately happy to work round my PADOS rehearsal schedule, I’m playing Vera in Willy Russell’s Breezeblock Park. You may recall I was also signed to a background artists (extras) agency this week. I remain interested in doula-ing and baby massage instructing too.

I feel very proud of myself to have got through Benefit’s challenging 3 stage recruitment process. The next stage in the Benefit process is store approval.

I will keep you updated as my Benefit Tale develops… woo hoo I’m very nearly a BeneBabe!

August 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . acting, adventures, beauty, Lucy Brown & Benefit, make-up. 2 comments.

Silent Sunday – 14/08/11


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August 14, 2011. Tags: , , , . adventures, lifestuff, silent sunday. 2 comments.

Silent Sunday – 07/08/11

Silent Sunday

August 7, 2011. Tags: , , . lifestuff, silent sunday. 4 comments.

Tissue in the wash causes further backlog in washing jobs

Who left a Tissue in their pocket? Was is Nick the lovely husband (with a track record for not preparing clothes properly for the washing pile, rolled up sleeves on work shirts and socks in balls are two repeat offences), Amber or Sienna shades of Brown? (doubtful, they usually prefer slime-ing clothing their’s or anyone handy) or could it have been me? (possible, I have had the sniffles recently and my favourite brown shorts were in the load). Let that be a lesson to you Lucy Brown as you wash the more tissuey items  of the wash for a third time!

ps. bear with me my adventures are going to get more exciting in the next couple of weeks… hopefully 😉

August 4, 2011. Tags: , . lifestuff. Leave a comment.

Welcome to the Crazy World of Lucy Brown

I am Lucy Brown. I will be embarking on some new adventures over the next few weeks and months. These adventures include taking on the role of Vera, a very dim, likeable, down to earth Liverpudlian 35-45 year old, in the PADOS (Prestwich Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society) production of Willy Russell’s Breezeblock Park, trying out as a Benefit Beauty Consultant and hopefully getting signed to Industry Casting agency for paid work as an Extra.

I am happily married to a wonderful man we have two children together and three cats.  Sadly my oldest cat Turtle has recently lost her sight due to high blood pressure but she is otherwise in good health for a cat of her age.

I am also supposed to be concentrating on working towards self-employment as a Doula, Baby Massage Instructor and Parenting Coach although recent experiences have knocked my confidence and drive in these areas and I feel more drawn to the exciting new adventures mentioned above at this time.

August 3, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . acting, adventures, lifestuff. 1 comment.