The rest of May was surprisingly busy (maybe not that surprising really). The judging weekend for the Title Pending award at Northern Stage went brilliantly well and was a really useful opportunity to develop Arab Nights. Then crammed in several shows – Posh in the West End, Tenet at the Gate and Three Kingdoms at the Lyric – all very different, all in their respective ways very brilliant.
Then I had a baby.
Then straight back to work – our first trip out of the house (two weeks after the baby was born) was to a meeting with ETT – at which I breast-fed and took notes simultaneously. So efficiency doesn’t evaporate after giving birth. That’s a relief. And since then have had several meetings with baby on the boob – admittedly easier with Skype meetings where you can angle the breast out of shot on the computer. I think more people have seen my breasts in the past month than in the past ten years (excluding my brief burlesque career, true). Have also had a few meetings in my pyjamas or dressing gown (in the flat – not gallivanting round town in them) being the consummate professional that I am. So far then motherhood and career are balancing fairly well – and now that I can have him in the sling I can feed hands-free and work at the computer… as I am doing now!