Taking a break in normal blogging service to write a very different kind of post. Instead of working on my day job after the kids are in bed, or indeed catching up on my actual blog, I’ve been busy colouring, cutting and sticking for a little side project!
Some of you may remember I spent much of December last year trying hard to win a Christmas holiday at the amazing Coombe Mill Farm in Cornwall. We weren’t successful, but the process made me want to spend the holidays there more than ever – so I was thrilled to see another opportunity to spend Christmas at Coombe Mill arise. This year’s competition has had a somewhat more artistic side to it, with Fiona asking entrants to show what a Coombe Mill Christmas looked like in our minds. So I’ve tried to show what a difference spending the holiday there would make to our little family.
Featuring Alex and Sophie as themselves, and some fabulous artistic talent from our friend and lodger, Jo (who I hope will be able to share a Coombe Mill Christmas with us!) – here is a story of one rather exhausted, over worked and very urban family in need of some country calm and downtime.
p.s I should say – even if we don’t win the amazing holiday, we won’t spend Christmas Eve on our laptops as I suggest in the film! We do take one night off a year 😉
p.p.s Despite being Head of Digital and Creative Media in my day job, it turns out I know almost nothing about making films (I just hire super talented people for my team!) – so this experience has been a massive learning curve for me (and how many schoolgirl errors did I make?!). But what fun it’s been to spend my evenings making something fun rather than attacking my inbox! And Sophie and Alex thought their voice recording session was hilarious – Matt was a great voice coach!!