We're back! - June 2019

Well, officially speaking, that’s me back to work! I had quite a few ‘keeping in touch’ days in the run up to my return, but I’m glad I did because RHP is looking at a very healthy June, July and August with filming gigs, Weddings and Murder Mysteries filling up most weekends.

We’ve already had our first Murder Mystery, a work night out on the Caledonian Railway in Brechin. It was a brilliant night and we’re so chuffed to be able to return on the 3rd August to a sold out public event. If you’re one of the lucky ones with a ticket, you’re in for a great night!

The videography branch of RHP has been busy with two dance shows already and we have another two in the diary for July and August. We’ve also been asked to film Aberdeen Opera Company’s production of Shrek and we’re very much looking forward to that! Not to mention two Marryokes to look forward to - the couples’ chosen songs will be stuck in my head for the next few weeks…

And finally, RHP Sing has been the busiest of all! We performed for two TREND events, their Garden Party and as Singing Waiters for their Masquerade Ball. A couple of weeks later, we were back at the Marcliffe for another Singing Waiter gig, this time for the wedding of Natasha and Darren, who had no idea we were coming! They were such good sports and everyone was up dancing and singing along - just as it should be!

With work and admin stuff to catch up on in the office and a full calendar looming over the next few months, it feels a little overwhelming at times and as a mum of two now, the juggle of work and family life can be a challenge, to say the least. I’ve decided to work at the office on a Monday and a Friday and obviously there are evening and weekend gigs on top of that, but I am trying to be strict with the hours I’m working versus the time I’m spending with Craig, Angus and Annabelle (and the time I’m spending cleaning my house!! I should really be hoovering right now…) Any working parent will know what I’m talking about - Mummy Guilt is real and I’m not sure it will ever go away. I reckon it’s even harder when you love your job as much as I do - I’m excited to get into the office, or to perform, but I’m also sad to be away from my family and I miss them a lot. I doubt there’s a solution to this and I’m sure I’m going to get the balance waaaay wrong a lot of the time, but I can only try my best and hope that I can get it right at least some of the time.

I’ll leave it at that for now. If anyone has any tips on achieving the perfect work/family life balance, impart your wisdom!

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Alison Telfer