I am Celia Brown, housewife, 49ish. I am married to Guy, he’s a really wonderful husband but I do worry about him – he works very hard and he’s so exhausted when he gets home he can barely speak a word. Then there’s my 2 boys Julian (15) and Jonathan (18). I’m very proud of them, even if their entire form of communication does seem to be in monosyllabic grunts, they’re just being teenagers I suppose.
Still, I do my best for them and I like to make sure the house is clean – very clean, spotless in fact. Of course I allow myself some leisure time – flower arranging for the church, helping with the local meals on wheels and recently I’ve joined the Upper Welford Greenhouse & Gardens Society at the village hall. I’ve just met Simon there, he’s a recently retired, we like to swop experiences of a horticutural nature, he’s become quite a confidante – all very innocent of course. And then there’s my writing, romantic short stories for genteel ladies magazines.
I only ever thought of myself as just another middle-aged housewife, that is until Rachel (aka listenupnorth) came along. Apparently she’s been writing the diary of a fictional woman (yours truly!) part based on what she’s going through in her own life and part being down to her over active imagination.
Being a bit of a maverick, Rachel has never worried about going against the flow. She decided it was high time for some quality online entertainment for the post-pubescent population and preferably something lasting longer than a nanosecond. So she set out to write and produce Celia’s diary as a series of 6 short films spanning my story arc, each approximately an epic 15 mins in length.
Together with Penny & Shirley, Rachel shot the first film, on a virtually zero budget, a labour of love with everyone giving their time for free. It’s a to-camera monologue and they’re working hard to find funding for the remaining 5 episodes and now Sue has joined ‘Team Celia’ to help with production. It’s vital to show potential sponsors that we have an audience to build on – so we really need your ongoing interest.
The first pilot episode is now available for everyone to watch, think of it as allowing yourself a bit of celiatime – go on you deserve it!