It doesn’t take long for things to get back into full swing.
You may have noticed due the mass of advertising that Fathers Day is just around the corner. Now, for myself, it’s a bit of a non-holiday. Mainly because I haven’t seen my dad in years. All I can really remember is that it was an October. That is literally all I can remember about the date of which I last saw him.
Taking it back to a few months ago. I found my cousin and my second cousin on Facebook and thought that I should add them. Even though my general rule is that I don’t add people on Facebook, I figured that it would take them a long time to actually find me. So I did. The thing is, I never actually got around to contacting them as things got a bit hectic.
And as you probably know I moved back on Tuesday and yesterday I received an message on Facebook from my cousin that my dad wants to me to contact him. So I’m travelling to north west London on Thursday. Should be interesting.
Well it seems that the end for Bangor [in terms of
me being here] are looming ever closer. In just
over a week I’ll be leaving Bangor. Of course I’ll
return but it won’t be the same as I won’t be living
At the moment as I sit in my room that is looking a little
more bare than it did last week. And it makes me think
of Scrubs for some strange reason. In particular the last
episode of Season 8 when JD leaves Sacred Heart. And how
he was goping for the massive goodbye. Which as we know
in life, doesn’t happen.
So, I pack my things, the majority of my things
anyways. I didn’t pack my cameras away as I have a
feeling that I may need to use any of them at any
given time. Yes, I am that geeky. For further
evidence of this look below.
I know, awesome right?
I don’t have much else to write except that my jaw hurts
if I open it too wide which makes yawning and eating
quite painfull but at least my feet have healed and I’m
able to walk around without feeling epic pain 🙂
Also, not having a job is really fucking boring.
Posted in life, photography, polaroid, writing
Tagged Bangor, Belomo, blog, blogging, Cameras, Canon, facebook, flickr, good times, life, life experience, Lomo, London, looking back, Moving Out, new cross, Olympus, one photo blog, Pentax, photo, photograph, photography, polaroid, polaroid 600, polaroids, Rolleiflex, scrubs, Season 8, short post, Wales, writing
Not sure where I found this or exactly how long it’s been saved on my computer.
But seeing it reminds me of home.
The fact that besides Bangor at the moment home is Kent and by weak extension London and that this drawing is obviously not of London makes the fact it reminds me quite strange. But there you go.
Hope you’re all good.
Posted in illustration, life, looking back
Tagged 8:58am, awesome yeah?, Bangor, blog, blogging, city, good times, home, illustration, Kent, life, life experience, London, notepad, random, Remind, reminiscing, short blog, short post, thoughts, writing
Because when I got in from work today I
was stupid enough to get comfortable on
my bed and fell asleep for several hours.
So this meant that I wasn’t able to sleep
last night which is annoying as I’m up now
and I need to be at work in less than two hours,
so I thought that I would write a blog entry,
it has been a while. Hasn’t it?
First off, in regards to the previous post, and
for those that don’t know I started writing
a book when I was really bored in the
departure lounge of an airport and recently
found it again and placed the first chapter
on wordpress as a blog [the aforementioned
‘previous’ blog] and it got generally good
feedback. Apart from a few grammatical
mistakes, it was all good. If you’ve not read
it, please do and comment. I sent a message
on Facebook to my favourite author Mike Gayle
and he like it. So that was awesome. Only
annoying thing is that the second chapter
is terrible in comparasion so that needs alot
I went to Facedown on Friday. Which is a
once monthly club night held in Scala in
Kings Cross in London. And I don’t think that
I’ll be going again for some time. And this
isn’t because I had a terrible time. It’s because
it was probably one of the best nights out
I have had in a long time. And I don’t think
I need to go out for a while because of how great
that night was, other nights won’t really be
able to compare.
I may have a part-time job sorted for when I leave
Jessops in less than two weeks.
I got Regina Spektor’s new album [that’s what
the title is about] and it’s actually pretty good.
I’ve had a quick listen to La Roux’s album and
also the new album by Jack Penate. Definite
buy’s for when I get some more money
I may have an actual website soon, but it’ll most
likely be a link site for my flickr and this blog and
so forth. And there you go, a four hundred word catch
up blog on what I have been up to recently.
I didn’t sleep last night, this feels odd. Although
the Sunrise this morning probably worth it. But
now I look outside it seems to be raining.
Posted in life
Tagged 400, 400 words, amazing night, awesome yeah?, blog, facedown, foolish, inclement weather, Jack Penate, jessops, job, kings cross, La Roux, life, London, looking back, mike gayle, music, novel, rain, random, re-write, Regina Spektor, reminiscing, short blog, sleep deprivation, sunrise, website, wind and rain, windy, work, writing
So here we have on of my traditional one photo
It’s been a while since I put up any of my
photography onto the blog, so I thought
I would put up a photo that I was about to
pop onto flickr.
This is a portrait of my friend Holly Defroand
and was taken on the South Bank, London.
It was taken on FP-100 film on my new camera
which is a Polaroid 600SE. My new favourite
camera and with results like this you can see
I haven’t really got anything to blog on but
I’ll see if I can’t think of something to write
Posted in life
Tagged art, awesome yeah?, Film Photography, Fuji FP-100 Colour Film, Graffiti, Holly Defroand, ISO 100, London, my photography, one photo blog, One Portrait Blog, photo, photograph, photography, polaroid, Polaroid 600 SE, Polaroid 600SE, Polaroid Goose, polaroids, random, short blog, south bank
Just a little note about summer. The
only thing I miss is sitting in a field
on a sunny day with my trainers off.
Over the summer I did this on many
occasions and I’m not sure why but it
just popped into my head.
Posted in life, looking back, photography, polaroid
Tagged life, London, london eye, looking back, my photography, original photo, photo, photograph, photography, polaroid, polaroid 600, polaroid 600 film, polaroids, random, reminiscing, summer, trainers
As the newspaper slowly crawls over my
Forcing me to look up and examine
where it was I had been
It’s quarter past two in the city
and the streets are almost bare
It’s this time I love, this place I love.
More than anywhere.
This city would be home,
if I would let it be.
But something always calls me back,
My home, constantly calling me.
So, I stay for the night sometimes,
and take it all in.
The city where I want to go,
to all the places I’ve already been.
Posted in life, poem / poetry, writing
Tagged bad poem, city, city poem, London, london poem, poem, poem / poetry, poems, poetry, short poem
[fuck no, I’m going uptown with my
best friend Tommi]
[this is what I wore last year and I’m
thinking of doing it again this year,
[i’m also going to photoin an awesome
band, oh and if you were wondering
who i am amongst this lot, i’m the guy
in the bloodied up lab coat]
[more eye make up and blood this year
[actually to be honest, i’m going to
uptowns downtown, but hey, it’s
better than downtowns uptown]
[oh oh oh, and i forgot the awesome
bit, i may actually get to wear it at
work 2morrow as well] [this is awesome
Posted in comedic, life, looking back, photography
Tagged alcohol, all hallows eve, bluewater, downtown, downtowns uptown, drink, Evil Dentist, Fancy Dress, fun, Fun Times, halloween, jessops, lewisham, life, London, looking back, one photo blog, photo, photo gig, photograph, rick graham, Scarlett Occurance, Tommi Gibbons, uptown, uptowns downtown
It took a trip to London to get
my photography. Now by that,
I don’t mean someone took it
and then I finally caught up
to them in London.
I could have found it because I
hadn’t been up to London in a
while, maybe, or it was most
likely to do with my love of
The City at nighttime.
Anyways it now occurs to me that:
I have an OK paying job
I have my lovely Pentax K1000
And… [above all else]
An urge to see places I’ve yet to see
So with a combination of cheap
tickets and crappy airlines I think
I’m going to do a bit more exploring.
First I think I’ll stick to France
and inside the UK as these can
be done with day trips but then
I’m gonna broaden my horizons
Fuck it, what else is a passport
Upon putting the love knot photo up on this
blog a few days ago [it wsa in the blog entitled
‘[remember the great times] ’] my friend
made a blog of photographs that make him
Its actually a pretty kool blog and I suggest
that you go visit the blog. And it popped in
to my head because at this moment I’m
speaking to another good friend of mine.
[well two if you count Simpson, but she’s
not in the photo, i hope, lol] it reminded
of a photo that makes me smile [so much
so I placed on my new computer without
even thinking about it].
This photo was taken on the 26th June 2006.
Alot has changed since then, but this, is still
one of my favourite photos. Gotta love camera
Posted in life, looking back, photography
Tagged 26062006, Amy Simpson, andrew murrock, camera phones, changes, favourite photo, friends, friendship, Heather Day, http://mrhappy.wordpress.com, leicester square, London, Love Knot, Marissa Blackman, mrhappy, photo, photography, remember the good times, remember the great times
Now with these two polaroids,
the top one was meant to be just
of the model panda head in the
background, but I decided to wait
a split second to allow the train to
enter the shot, I think it worked well,
how about you?
The second is a large [and seriously
it was huge] crowd watching the
olympics on a massive screen, it
was quite nice to witness so I took
this shot. Shame the chemicals leaked
in the bottom left hand, but hey, it
kind of adds to it.
All in all it was quite a nice day
in London, full of pubs, crosswords
the guardian newspaper and
pretty decent conversation. The
polaroid below was taken on the train
to London. And the one below that
are my trainers. =]
Posted in photography, polaroid
Tagged coversation, crowd, grass, London, matt, olympics, panda, photography, pleasent, polaroid, polaroid 600, polaroid 600 film, polaroids, pubs, the guardian, the guardian crossword, trainers, trains
I created this illustration using an original image
I took whilst with a friend in London, UK
I took the image and placed it in Adobe Photoshop
and placed a layer on top and drew the image again
with the paintbrush tool, it took quite some time to
create this image, but I’m most likely going to create
I’m actually quite proud of this and intend to do more
using original photos that I have taken.
Wish me luck.