14 Oct The Freewheelers and their news!
Today we had no visitors, and those not there were Pip (volunteer).
We started with Brandon welcoming Sonas back to the group after his holiday and then having a stomach bug in Uganda. He said he was flown by private jet to Nairobi in Kenya for treatment. He said it went well, but he is glad to be back in Britain! We said we were all glad he is getting better, and liked seeing him.
Next, Jamie said that he went to the filming of his scenes as an extra in Call The Midwife on Friday and Saturday of last week. He saw behind the scenes, and met the technical crew as well as some of the cast. They had to dress in period costumes, which were not comfy and itched a lot. He still enjoyed the whole experience, and would do it again if needed.
Brandon said he moved house and needed loads of removal vans, although he only moved round the corner.
I told everyone about the incident early on Sunday morning, when a man broke into my mum’s car and stole some items including some clothing she was taking back to the shops the following day, and a birthday present and card from my father. The man was challenged by a resident called Enyo. The man then dropped most of the bags hopefully including most of the shopping and the birthday present and card. I did hear ringing of the doorbell early in the morning, but thought it was a drunken neighbour who thought this was their house – when it was actually the police! Mother is going to the local police station on Monday.
Richard told us that he is writing his own version of Eastenders, and would like members of the group to take part if they want to.
Brandon then reminded us of the filming of Steep Rain at Guildford Spectrum, next Monday and Tuesday. We need to be there by 10am to start filming; we should be finished by 5pm both days. He also said we need to wear Freewheeler fleeces, long-sleeved tops under them, and black clothing.
Then we rehearsed Steep Rain several times, for technical reasons, and to get ready for the filming next week. We only got as far as the clock scene.
Then was lunch break. During this, Viv arrived and Terry went to the hospital, as the finger she injured a few weeks ago hurt a lot. I also helped take some new umbrellas out of their boxes and count some of them.
In the afternoon, we continued Steep Rain scenes, including some new ones which I think will be at the end of the show. In conclusion, I thought it went really well this week, and think the rest will agree.
By Andy M.