It’s OK, I’m on VO-cation
It’s late November. And I’m leaving on a jet plane. Next month some time, I’ll be back again.
Yes, my gorgeous husband and I are on our way to sunnier climes for fun times.
We’ve packed the usual: sunglasses, sun hats (see left for me modelling mine) sunscreen, aftersun, sun this, sun that. You know, all the sunshine gear. Plus we’ve also packed the typical: sun microphone, sun headphones and sun Macbook.
At this point, you’re probably thinking: ‘hang on, Tanya – are you still a wee bit giddy from all the fun of Vox 2018 (the annual UK Voiceover get together)? Why are you talking about your voiceover equipment as though you’ve already got heatstroke?’
Well, dear reader, the truth is that as someone who’s been a professional voiceover for more than 30 years, I’m always beach body ready, poised to quench the creative thirst of any coy copywriter by making their words SHINE. You see, like the sun never stops shining, I never stop voicing. So even when I’m abroad and my clients come calling (or emailing), it’s ok because…
I’m on VO-cation.
That’s right, VO-cation. My job. My love. My calling.
My other love and husband completely gets this. We have this away-working arrangement, you see. Picture the scene:
”Darling, it’s rather warm. Shall we rustle up something on ice? What do you fancy?”
”Yes, please. Something smooth and fruity?”
”Oooh, I say, you’re such a tease!”
And so I slip away from the late-twenties temperatures of the poolside into the air-conditioned cool of our villa. In the time it takes for me to slice some fruit, crush some ice, bounce it around in a silver tumbler like Tom Cruise in Cocktail, and pour it through a sieve, topping it off with a colourful umbrella, well… I’ve also managed to waltz into our walk-in wardrobe, packed with soft furnishings, to whisper a few lines for say, a luxury breaks brand, a popular drinks company, or a firm that makes solar panels.
So, yes I love my holidays. I love creative beverages. And I love telling stories for my valued clients.
It’s my job. My love. My calling.
And it’s ok, because I’m on VO-cation.
Wish you were here, too? Email me.
Love, T xxx