19/01/2017 • Film
Everyone and their cat is raving about this film (others saying why they didn't like it, but hey, it's not going to be for everyone!) So, I have to put my two
pence cents in. Since seeing a trailer for this sometime back in 2016, I was excited as hell for the release of this. I like musicals, but don't like that many? For me, the old classics like Mary Poppins and Singin' In The Rain are ones I can watch time and time again to be inspired and truly entertained. So when I heard this would be harking back to the musicals from back in the day, my expectations rose. Which isn't a great idea because then I get annoyed at myself when something doesn't live up to said expectations.
16/01/2017 • Mental Health, Self Care
This is something I feel we all need to do in our lives. Not necessarily from people, but from things that are just there. That we don't necessarily realise are annoying us, stressing us own and just clogging up our daily lives without us noticing. I've done a few things over the past month or so that are cutting me loose from even the smallest , most mundane thing, but it's definitely helping me to centre myself a little more in life. God, that sounds like I've been smoking something and getting higher than a kite. But seriously, getting rid of little things you do each day that don't make you feel great, or just swap one thing for another or just implementing bits and bobs into your life...it does help. So what exactly have I been doing?
14/01/2017 • Miscellaneous
Gosh, I truly suck doing update posts. I need to think of a snazzy little name for them and actually do them more regularly. Can't believe we are almost halfway through January. It only feels like a few days ago since I was coming out of work at the strike of 12, and seeing fireworks go off nearby. It was strangely relaxing (or maybe I was just tired, who knows?)
A couple of days ago, I stumbled into sorting out all the stuff on my computer. It may have taken a few hours, and may have found some footage from a couple of years back where I attempted to make an arty video that I never actually followed through with. Although it definitely has got me thinking I may have to do some videos with folks, once I buy a DSLR again. The picture above is one of the screencaps and now I'm sad as I have no idea where that wig went.
09/01/2017 • Book Review
If you've seen on my social media, you'll know I was buying books throughout last year and that kept growing and growing, yet I wasn't reading them. Out of the pile, The Forgetting Time was the book I had in my bag, but let myself get wrapped up in being on my phone instead. This year I'm trying to read more, and this is the first book of 2017 that I've finished. Okay, I started it in 2016 so in reality it's half of the book I've read this year. But let's not talk about that...let's talk about the book itself!
05/01/2017 • Photo Diary
I don't know if it's just me, but I've got to a point now where any of my days off have to be spent doing something. I physically can't seem to chill out in the sense that I do nothing at all. I want to do that, but it never happens nowadays. Sure, maybe have a bit of a lay in, but I have to go out and do something, however small. So on one of my days off, I popped over to Rye for something to do. Plus the place is Insta heaven, so it's a win-win, right? Initially, I tempted myself over that way for hot chocolate at The Fig. Then I got carried away when I came across a shop where I found a few bits and bobs in the sale (one item which will be very useful for Instagram and blog pictures) and it's definitely somewhere I will return to in future and spend way too much money.
Rye, East Sussex
01/01/2017 • Thoughts
I want to make resolutions, I do, but let's be real - I'll fail within a week or two. So, these are a few things I want to...incorporate into my life. That's a nicer way of putting it, right?
- Give a lot less fucks than I currently do. Although I have a history of not giving many, to be honest. Life is too short to worry about silly, miniscule things - I need to remember that.
- Do shoots with actual people. I love taking pictures yet I'm too nervous to approach others (online and in person) to ask if I can take their picture. This year, that's going to change - apologies if I'm a bumbling idiot that falls into your inbox.
- Following on from the above, I want to use my film camera for said shoots. I went and bought a couple of rolls of film in Boots without really thinking a few days ago, because it was only a couple of quid. I need to throw myself into the thing I love.