Welcome To My World....

..... the world of Pantomania

This  land really does exist you know. It's not only in my head, it also exists in the script....so it must be real.

The land of Pantomania is a land of mishap and mayhem and one that I visit every January and swear I will not return to.

Yet I do return.

Every year.

So it must be a fabulous place.

It's a land where real life and Panto life combine to cause major upheaval in Chez Jazzy (and in certain other houses) and one can see the Jazzy's eating inordinate amount of Pizzas and takeaway meals. The Jazzy's are also sporting this season's most fashionable attire..... the Rumpled Look.

Things get lost and appointments are forgotten at a more regular rate than usual, here at Chez Jazzy. However, in Pantomania when you lose things they're easier to find ...that would be down to the regular, screaming choruses of :

 it's behind you....

Pantomania is a land where multiple, conflicting emotions play havoc with your mind and one can feel hugely overwhelmed.


Looking at the tags for this post will give you an idea....

These overwhelming feelings can lead a person to believe:

I can't do this...

But, that's okay because here in Pantomania there are also regular, screaming choruses of:


So you just carry on.

We support each other here in the land of Pantomania.

And there's wine.

Which helps...... a lot.

The best way to survive all the conflicting demands that are put on your time as many people, from all parts of your life, lay claim to your limited time is to prioritise and compartmentalise.This is where the land of Pantomania meets the land of Forest Gump and life is indeed like a box of chocolates.

You never know what flavour you're gonna get...... no matter what your schedule may say..... and one must be careful not to combine certain flavours.

The ASD/Hyperactive flavour does not work with the Panto Rehearsal flavour, for example.....really, it doesn't. Please don't try this one at home.

And one should try not to sample the Bi Polar flavour on the same day that either the ASD or Panto Rehearsal one is on offer. That combination is seriously not good for ones health.

Pantomania can be a place of great hilarity. The children...and there are tons of children here in Pantomania.... can be quite hilarious, with their questions and the things that they may share with you. The adults can be quite funny too and like to have a laugh.

There are outsiders who try to be amusing too. I mean, who would arrange a 24 hour BP monitor for a Choreographer the day before opening night of the 2nd weekend?

Someone is seriously having a laugh .... and they'll most definitely be laughing their heads off when they check the readings the next day.

That's if the monitor survives that particular 24 hour period.

You know, that could very well be another appointment that might be (conveniently) missed?

This time of the year in Pantomania is a time when I need to apologise to my  blogging pals for not stalking visiting and commenting on their blogs. Please be assured fellow Bloggers (and facetweeting pals) normal service will be resumed in the very near future and I will be back stalking visiting you  before you know it.

This is the time for accidental dieting...or is that just the new totally stressed-out-diet?

It is NOT a time to give up wine.... even if the intention was only to avoid mid-week sups.

It is a time of stressful and, let's be honest, dodgy dress rehearsals and a time when a little despondency may set in.... especially if one has put in  a 30 hour week of solid rehearsing to no apparent avail.

Which makes this the best time of all to remind oneself of that old immortal adage...


(Oh no it won 't)


 It had better....or a certain BP monitor is at serious risk of explosion!

xx Jazzy


  1. Oh Val, this is so funny and touching! It sounds like you still really love doing this even though it does your head in....oh no it doesn't, oh yes it does....xxx

  2. Ha Ha i really Know what u mean and for the past 15 years i keep saying not next year and i am still there.................. so take it from someone who knows YES IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT ON THE NIGHT, BUT WHAT NIGHT?????????

  3. you want to take me with you??!

  4. HA! I so understand..I'm guessing the BP monitor will probably faint at some point-then the appointment can be kept and then rescheduled due to a faulty monitor...and no one will be the wiser...IT is always better on "The Night" ..I look forward to reading the post about it...:) Merde..

  5. Great post your so lucky to have a love hate relationship with your work! I am truly jealous! xx :D

  6. The wine does help...throw caution to the wind and indulge, what the hell!

  7. @BLUE SKY; Oh yeah, You got it...in one :-) Was hoping this would come across as funny. I worked really hard on not using exclamation marks!

    @ANNONYMOUS: Well,you definitely know where I'm coming from! That is a very good question....I am determined that it will be very good EVERY night ;-)

    @DANI G: You wanna think some more about that request???? It is PURE mental at the moment. But... you might wanna join in the fiun in two weeks time...here's hoping ;-)

    @KATHLEEN: I totally reckon you got that right! Including the Merde part..... especially thje Merde part!!

    @LIFEASWEKNOWIT: In about two weeks time I will totally resonate with your comment. Right now I can't see the woods for the trees! And it's like this EVERY year! But I truly believe that all of us (especially us "special mums") need to nurture our creative interests..to keep us sane like ;-) In time, I hope you will be able to nurture yours ;-)

    @LORA: Wine is essential...TOTALLY essential

    Thank you all so much for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

  8. This is so funny, pass the wine will you!

  9. What is it about this time of year??? It is crazy, isn't it!


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