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Feb 1, 2012 - Day 26 - Tea at the Ritz (Austrian Style)

Hello - feels like I haven't spoke in a while!! There's beena lot happening and everytime I've gone to fill in the journal I've been too tired or lacking the energy to sit and write! I'm kind of the same now but... I'll have too much to write and catch up on if I leave it any longer!! SO... starting off with Bad Ischl and the entry none of you have "been able to click on". I was driving to the hotel today, and we arrived in Bad Ischl after following the sat nav, unable to locate the hotel. It was trying to lead us over a foot bridge for...

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Jan 31, 2012 - Day 25 - A sad day for Pantomime & comedy!

I didn't know Dave Lee MBE.... or rather he didn't know me!! I met him once and was quite nervous to be introduced by Lloyd at a charity gig back in 2009 - here was a comedy and panto legend, a master of the art form and then me, a one time stooge - that didn't bother him, and I was instantly put at ease. Usually when someone is introduced for the first time (unless it has any benefit to them) there is the standard smile and awkward shake of the hands and head as you hear "so nice to meet you!".... is it? Not with Dave Lee though - Lloyd...

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Jan 28, 2012 - Day 22 - The Ice hotel!

Not literally an ice hotel unfortunately! It's just bloody freezing here!! Guten tag - Happy Weekend and eventual lie in!!! We had three shows in Vocklabruk yesterday before driving on to Ried. Quite a big town but there's bugger all to do here!! Ok Hitler passed through here but you can't see him!! Had a little snooze yesterday before heading off for a pizza with Luke - He made the mistake of having some pasta and whole heartedly regretted it when my mushroom delight arrived!! He sampled some and has issued a decree that we MUST return...

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Jan 26, 2012 - Day 20 - "Acting on the ceiling!"

Todays one show was in a remote little village school... which turned out to be a monastry... well... it's a school but most of the staff are monks. They are "modern monks" though shall we say. Theym live in apartments above the school and wear regular clothing. They also had a fantastic stage. We got they to find out we were playing in the gym, until the caretaker came out with 6 metal legs and flicked a switch - with which the ceiling started to fall towards the floor. The ceiling, lowered onto the legs and became a stage about a meter...

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Jan 25, 2012 - Day 19 - "Michael's just gone...Somewhere?!?!"

Firstly I need to tell you about the dramas of last night - after filling in the old journal.. "time for tea" me thought!! So in went the hob and on went the sausage and peas. 3 minutes later.... lights out - power off!! "was that me?!" I wondered, suddenly panicing... If it was just my room, they'd have to come in and thus witness my mini stove... thankfully as I heard two Austrian men discussing something enthusiastically, there was a brief pause and then POWER! Phew... Unfortunately another three minutes after plugging my hob back in and...

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Jan 24, 2012 - Day 18 - Sir Bumbridge?!?!

Hotel: www.schwarzer-baer.at/ check out the rooms tab and notcie the middle picture - the glass bathroom!! That's actually my room!! I've done it again - stupidly sat here for 15 minutes writing and then lost the lot - so the re write will be a lot briefer... It started.... Hello blighty folk:- family, friends and family of the family friends the family have decided to show this to.... I hear I'm getting about a bit back home!! So much so that an Austrian woman just stoppped me in the street and asked if I wanted to "read this blog!" Just...

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Jan 23, 2012 - Day 17 - One way street to Burger King!

What a day!!! We had to be up early this morning - we were leaving the hotel at 7 so up at half 5... hence earlyish bedtime last night, after my Star Wars marathon day!! The internet was pretty crap in the last place so I made it my mission to watch all of the Stars Wars films, as I'd never seen them. I'm actually quite enjoying them - Just the final one to watch - but I already know Luke's his son!!! We had three shows again today, the third, featuring a game, we were given something that we had to do/feel along with a trigger word - mine...

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Jan 21, 2012 - Day 15 - Jamie Paul Sir Edward Hillary Brook Smith!

Guten Abend - Good evening!! We haven't actually moved from the hotel yet - but decided to add a new destination after two days of being a tourist!! We had three shows yesterday... The cast weren't really "feeling up to it!" again, which lead to great expectations for the shows! I'm lucky that I share a similar outlook on things with Luke "however you feel/whatever's going on.... you still have to perform!" even if it affects the character in someway - work with it, don't just give up the ghost! You know the cliche.... "The show must go...

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Jan 18, 2012 - Day 12 (part II) - Cooking on the Lav!!

New town, new hotel room! And we're here for 5 nights again - so a nice settled stay. Making the most of it because I think we change digs every night next week! Nice enough room - more like a travelodge than some of the places we've stayed. I, as always have to have the window open, despite the freezing temps, and unfortunately this time am opposite the train station!! It's absolutely huge - most be their equivalent of Clapham Junction. SHouldn't keep me awake though. Got in and crashed - couple of hours kip again!! Although we did hjave a...

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Jan 18, 2012 - Day 12 - John Paul Gavarshieeah!

So we've left the lovely town of Steyr and are making our way to Linz... Just a brief entry first though, mapping our stop in Kirchdorf an der Krems... an der Krems being like "upon Avon" or "on trent" in England. I drove this morning and it was hard work! There's snow every where and we had to drive up a very steep hill into the mountains - I wondered where the bleedin' hell it was taking us. Think I was probably doing half the speed limit for most of the journey but rather get there a bit later but safe!!! I think we only saw about 6 cars...

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Jan 17, 2012 - Day 11 - Feeling like a Beatle!!!

We're still in Steyr - this is our final evening here... and it's finally snowing!! We've had about three inches, maybe a little bit more - but somehow, the roads are clear BUT there isn't lots of horrible grey, oily slush in the gutters!?!?! Mind you I'm not complaining about English snow.... I LIKE THE FACT we can't get to work sometimes!!! Three show day yesterday in a beautiful little theatre... I MUST get a picture tonight... It's like a mini buxton Opera house!! Fell asleep for most of the afternoon again yesterday... But did later...

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Jan 14, 2012 - Day 8 - "Time travelling to the 2nd world war era!!!"

Weather - Bloody freezing and snowy - although tending not to stick! Hotel: Mader - Visit the site by clicking here: Hotel Mader - English Site Translation Guten tag! Checked into our new hotel after a three hour drive. Hannah did the first hour and me the rest of the journey - had to drive through snow drifts and some heavy snow - none of which seemed to stick. The roads are really windy and driving isn't exactly the pleasant experience I was anticipating. Saying that it was my first trip as driver for all the cast - so maybe I was a bit...

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