Early April, Ms C went for her modelling job and now her photo has hit the shelves! I think it has been there for quite some time but I forgot to look out for it! I found that she is on the Wilko Play: Ice Cream and Waffle Dough Set and also on the Cleaning Trolley.
I still remember this time last year, we went to Manchester to do an Autumn/Winter commercial shoot for Vertbaudet. If you missed it, watch Ms C here. I am so pleased to get a dress from their new catalogue to review. This gorgeous pink dress is reversible – it’s like getting two dresses for the price of one!
A few months ago, I posted that Mr K is starring in BBC1 Doctors. It was aired this afternoon and I was excited for him! I was very pleased that he looked so natural on TV. We were all ready and sat in front of the TV. When it was on, Mr K was so embarrassed that he ran off. He is too shy and self-conscious to see himself on TV.
Last week, Alan Sharman agency phoned us to inform us that Miss C was chosen for a company photo shoot. I was so pleased for her. Anyway, we finally got the confirmation last Friday.
Yesterday, we spent 1.5 hours to drive to Worksop to the company studio. It was a long journey but luckily our Miss C fell asleep. When we arrived, it was not very easy to find the place and a workplace is never a child friendly area.
I can not believe today is his last day of shooting BBC Doctors. It has gone so quick. Today, he had only 3 scenes all shot on location at Birmingham University. The BBC team started late but it didn’t take them too long to set up the scene. It was quite a quick in and out of the door. Mr K was so distracted looking at the furry microphone that our chaperone had to keep asking him to look down.
Today, we went to another new location which is the main studio where they film BBC Doctors. It was quite easy to find the place but going to Birmingham is always a nightmare for me! When I turned into the car park, it was filled with ambulance, police cars and vans. Hmm…. I told to myself, did I just drive myself to the Police station. So I came out of the car and had a quick look and saw a sign “Acting car, please do not block”. Right, I am in BBC studios and this is not a real Police station.
When we reached there, we were shown the dressing room and I was quite shocked to see Mr K had his own dressing room. Hooray! It even had his screen name on the door.
Last week, we got a call from Alan Sharman agency to ask if Mr K was free around to be put forward for a job. Soon after, we got a follow up phone call to let us know that BBC Doctors wanted Mr K to be part of the show. I was very excited for him. This is his first proper filming job. We did ponder for a while because of the miserly fee especially as he had to work for 6 hours a day. Anyway, we accepted the job.
Today, we were all so excited as we were going to be part of Toyota’s 12 Days of Christmas shooting! It took us 1 hour 40 minutes to travel from South Ealing to Camden Town. Oh joy! This is why we moved out of London 5 years ago! At Camden Town, it took us a while to find this place:
In the modelling industry, the one request by the modelling agencies are that we have to update the children’s profile regularly as their appearances change so quickly at a young age.
We had a casting in London a couple weeks ago and we got chosen to be part of the shooting. I was very excited as it was for both children. Again we didn’t know what and where until the very last minute. We got the information for the photo shooting on Friday and we had to be there on Monday!
A few weeks ago, I mentioned in my blog about Ms C filming an advert for Vertbaudet. Today, the TV commercial is officially out and I think I can post some behind the scenes photos!
Today, I am bring Mr K and Ms C on a train trip down to London for a photo shooting casting. I only paid £11 for one way trip by West Midland London. Children under 5 year old is free. Bargain! They were very excited going down to London to see my friends Mrs M and Mr M too. The whole train journey took about 2 hours and it was felt pretty quick as we managed to get a seat with a table and played the new game by Orchard Toys, Monster Catcher. I had also packed two booster carseats as we had planned to come back home with our friends in their car.
Remember previously I had wrote a blog regarding a casting for a commercial shoot? Today, we were finally there to do the shooting at the scene. It was a long way though. We had travelled a day early to Worsley, Manchester and staying overnight at Novotel Hotel. We had a bit of problem checking in though as someone had taken our room! The person told the reception her surname and they could not find her on the system. Her daughter was a replacement for another model who was unable to turn up. I think they assumed that we were the ones who were unable to turn up – the receptionist was so shocked when we arrived!
Last year December, Ms C had done two days of modelling for Primark to cover in-store window posters for UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. After 7 months, we finally got paid from Primark after a lot of mis-communication between the One Agency and Primark. We managed to spot her at Derby.
Today, again heavy traffic but at least, we didn’t need to be there until 10.30 am. I have Mr K coming along with us to the photo shoot too. Not good when both quarrel in the car. Siblings!