Friday, January 18, 2013

Hobbit vid

I mentioned many months ago that I was helping a friend out with a music vid, well here it is! You can spot our caravan in it, which was magically hiding everything behind it (portaloo included). It was a very fun and interesting day, the band - Claude Rains -  were amazing, they did take after take. And the very pregnant director, Gwen Isaac, was a fricking machine. She was a very different kind of pregnant person than me (I was more the sit around playing Singstar type).

Without further ado:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Years Resolutions

My main resolution for 2012 was to pick up the phone without fear. Not that I'm scared of anything sensible, just that usually I can't be arsed and try to procrastinate the call away, which invariably means checking the message and calling back the person I'm actually perfectly happy to talk to. So now I answer the phone, and I'm pretty good at it if I say so myself.

In 2013 I have a few resolutions.

  • I'm going to exercise more. I know. Original. But I'm feeling a bit old and weary these days and it is an actual true fact that I feel much better after some exercise.
  • I'm going to sit down at the computer every night for a bit after dinner is cleared away and try and be productive. Quite a lot of this time will be spent updating products on the website, archiving emails, that sort of fun stuff, but I hope that if I get into the habit of being productive on the computer I may find some creative writing mojo.
  • I'm going to focus more on making things and less on acquiring them. We've got our house pretty well sorted and the entire next level of renovation is the one that involves huge amounts of money (bathroom, bedroom reconfiguration). We don't have huge amounts of money, so I'm happy to concentrate on fulfilling myself creatively. I really want to go and learn some proper legit skills to help with this, I'd like to learn how to use my camera and I'd like to pick up some screenprinting skills. I also have a really odd desire to embroider or cross stitch something. It must be my old age creeping up on me.
  • I'm going to get stuck into the garden. When the wind stops. Which is never. I'm a bit over the wind.