Our final week on location in Knutsford! Daniel Brocklebank (Billy) , Shayne Ward (Aiden) and myself have been shooting at a location in Knutsford as part of the current child slavery storylines.
When we finished these scenes on Thursday we all felt really sad! It’s been such a wonderful week, our scripts are fantastic – so well written. And our guest actors have been lovely. It felt like we were on another job that had finished and we needed a wrap-party! I don’t think a day has gone by when Dan and Shayne haven’t had me in fits of giggles in between takes- it’s been such a pleasure – thank you boys!
Did anyone see the ‘Tonight’ (@ITVTonight) program this week? Presented by the lovely Helen Skelton (@Helenskelton) ‘Kids V’s Career’ explored the question ‘Can working mums really have it all?’ Now I’d like to say yes! I do believe that…
HOWEVER! When children are involved they MUST come first. So of course you make sacrifices. Be it ‘career goal’ wise or financially.
Pre-Tom and Alfie Id often work 7 days a week because I had no responsibility and love my job . Times have changed. Yes – I’ll always be a career girl- that’s in my make up- it’s a massive part of who I am. But Alfie and Tom come first. Family has to. They are the ones that will stand by me through thick and thin. I’m very lucky that I have a wonderful support network around me- which enables me to work hard at my job and be a good mum. I sympathise deeply with people who don’t have this help and I am grateful every day for it. I feel I’d lose a massive part of who I am if I gave up my job- I think the saying ‘a happy mum = a happy home’ rings very true!!
Thanks for all your comments on Corrie this week. This storyline involving ‘Marta’ the Polish refugee is obviously a very serious subject. Unfortunately child slavery is happening – it’s very real. We hope we help to raise awareness of ‘human trafficking’ by doing this storyline.
Also so glad you guys enjoyed mine and Shayne’s ‘Fairytale’ shoot in this weeks HELLO! Magazine . I’ve wanted to do a fairytale themed shoot for sometime- as I much prefer photoshoots in character or with a theme.
We had a lovely time shooting it and we’re so pleased you enjoy the pics!
A staple in my exercise regime is the ‘Romanian Deadlift’ – the main muscle group being worked is the hamstrings:
hold a bar at hip level with a pronated (palms facing down) grip. Your shoulders should be back, your back arched, and your knees slightly bent. This will be your starting position.
Lower the bar by moving your bum back as far as you can. Keep the bar close to your body, your head looking forward, and your shoulders back. Done correctly, you should reach the maximum range of your hamstring flexibility just below the knee. Any further movement will be compensation and should be avoided for this movement. At the bottom of your range of motion, return the starting position by driving the hips forward to stand up tall.’