26th of Feb 2014

I either have nothing to say or too much to say because I have no clue what to post about today. Shall I write a little catch up on my life paragraph where I add lots of rhetorical questions?

So this week has been half term for the kiddies and that means even more working for me (Yey fun!) . I haven’t posted in a while because I accidentally broke my laptop. So now I’m back to the massive one that needs a forklift to carry around. I went to a place in England called Chester and did a bit of shopping and today I treated myself to a new bed ! Okay I really have nothing to say today sorry. Sorry for the rubbish post. Seriously if you haven’t already stopped reading do it now for the rest of this post will be random blabbles with no commas or full stops to talk about so click ‘my blog’ and look at your own which must be far more interesting and funny than the strange uninteresting crud that is this post Goodbye for now Farewell my dear and I hope I haven’t wasted too much of your time 


A Letter From a Drunk

 A Letter From a Drunk

I’m sorry to tell you that Whiskey is rather lethal. I don’t even know why I’m blogging right now because I can’t feel my face :S So tonight I planned to sit with a cuppa and watch Doctor Who… But instead my friend popped round unexpectedly with a bottle of whiskey and some speakers to play music…. This was the result when I found my nephews go cart and a funky traffic cone !

Photographing People: Ten Tips From NomadRuss

Really informative. Going to try these tips out on my next project

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Russ Taylor, aka NomadRuss, is a cultural documentary and NGO photographer, as well as wilderness guide who’s been leading trips for over twenty years. His adventures span the globe, from Southeast Asia to South America, and throughout the United States, too, which he documents on his photoblog.

From gorgeous landscapes to snapshots of people, his photography is varied and full of life, reflecting the many places he’s trekked and cultures he’s observed. Last fall, he published a blog post with tips on photographing people that is practical, accessible, and inspiring — and the accompanying images are incredible. We’re happy to invite him as a guest contributor to share it with you. 

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How To Be Happy

I just got in after two incredibly long bus journeys home. It was absolutely freezing outside and both buses were late. When I got in I put on my P.J’s and headed straight for the kettle. I took the scenic route past the constantly empty sweet cupboard and to my amazement there in the middle of the cupboard sat only one creme egg. I couldn’t believe my eyes! This little thing had just made my day. Everything else that happened for the remainder of the day had a glow of happiness around it. This feeling of pure happiness got me thinking (What a surprise!) and I decided to share my theories with you lovely people.

I won’t make this a step my step guide because in actual fact there is only one step to this process. don’t be fooled though, it’s quite a long one ( I have to ramble to make this blog long enough haha). With every little thing that happens that might put a smile on your face, I want you to double the happiness. Just do it.

For example, say someone tells a joke and it makes you giggle, just laugh out loud and praise them on their humor (spread the happiness). You ran for the bus and caught it just in time, smile and think about how lucky you are. Thank the bus driver and shoot him a smile too (spread it). Your favorite song comes on the radio, sing a long, or humm, or just tap your foot and think about happiness.

Happiness is an extremely contagious disease, and crappy things that happen through out the day is the vaccine. And what does disease like to do most? SPREAD! So do it spread that little bit of happiness and it will make you happy too.

SOOO CHEEESSYYY !!! I know, but I really do think it will help.

P.S. It’s raining like crazy now, I’m glad I got home when I did ( little spark of joy)Image

Who Really Wins in War?

I went to a folk open mic night tonight. A man played a song about a Scottish war that no one won. Even though it was a humorous song it still got my mind reeling (as always). It got me thinking about war and the question of ‘Who really wins in a war?’. I did some research and found an image of two young women looking down on the graves of their husbands. One of the gravestones has a Jewish symbol and the other the Nazi symbol. This made me think about how both women had exactly the same experience. They had lost the love of their lives due to war. The men had lost their lives due to war. Innocent people had lost their lives due to war. This brings up the question ‘What is the point of it all?’

No don’t get me wrong I really do get that war keeps the population down, brings people together, creates stories, songs and culture and also brings morals to younger generations over who is right and who is wrong. But is either side truly right? Is it right to take young men’s lives? Is it right to settle differences of old men by killing younger men? Is it right to fight over things rather than work it out the civilized way? 

I know some people who read this will probably get angry and disagree with me. And to an extent I understand that some things must be handled with force if something awful is happening. But that doesn’t necessarily make it okay. I know this little rant won’t make the slightest difference to future conflict. But I do hope it makes at least one person think about the consequences of actions ( and sometimes even words) in day to day life. Be kind, be thoughtful and learn from past mistakes.

Sorry for the crazy post, but my mind has gone off on philosophical and ethical journey I can’t seem to stop.