Saturday, 19 April 2014

Photo shoot on the beach

This week I had quite a few photo shoots to get on with but my favourite by far was a band shoot on the beach in Penarth underneath the pier. It was such a beautiful day and I really think we got the most out of the location. I can't show you any of the images yet because the band haven't released them but this is the location.

It reminded me of California, just a little cooler. Was so glad this is where we decided to shoot, it all came together perfectly.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Penny Boarding at the Beach

At the weekend the weather was unusually beautiful so I decided that I would actually use the penny board that I had for Christmas for the first time. My new years resolution for the last three years has been to learn how to skate and I finally have a board to learn on now. So I called up a friend who can skate and we went to the sea front.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

So I have been nominated by Gloria for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Like Gloria I hadn't really heard of this before either so it was a lovely surprise when I seen her comment on one of my posts. Don't forget to go and click on her name and have a look at her awesome blog!

Here's how it works:
1. Thank and link the awesome person who nominated you 2. List the rules and display the award 3. Share 7 facts about yourself 4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their blogs to let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to your post 5. Optional. Proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog e.g. side bar.

7 Facts About Me

1. I have a stationary addiction

2. I love to sing but I can't hold a note

3. I've been married almost a year

4. I'm hoping to open my own photography studio in the next few months

5. I am a die hard Harry Potter fan films and books

6. I didn't start wearing make up until I was about 20

7. I am a complete book worm



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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Svengali Movie and Q&A with the Cast

I went to a showing of Svengali this week in The Coliseum in Aberdare. After the show there was also a Q&A with Johnny Owen and Roger Evans who star in the film and are also the films creators. 

Sorry for the really bad iPhone photo

The film itself is one of the best films I have seen in a long time. It was funny, naive, uplifting and the main character came from my home town. Svengali is about a man, Dixie played by Johnny Owen, from Mountain in the South Wales Valleys who finds a band on YouTube that, he thinks, can make it. He moves to London with his fiancee, played buy Vicky McClure, and sets about trying to get The Premature Congratulations to the hight of fame. I literally laughed so hard I cried several times and can't wait to watch it again.

The Q&A was equally as funny. Both men were completely down to earth and had so much time to give to everyone who was in the audience. I love to find out the stories behind the film, how they came about and the barriers they hit along the way. 

I recommend Svengali to any british independent film fans or anybody who loves a good laugh. I loved every minute of it and it deserves every bit of recognition it gets.

You can order on Blu Ray and DVD or download it at all the usual places, including Amazon and iTunes.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

March Update

March was filled with work and family time and not really a lot of blogging and vlogging. I have not made a video since January and can't wait to get back to it but I don't think it is going to be for another few weeks. I have been trying to blog as much as possible but when working shifts that change day to day it becomes quite difficult to plan and write to a schedule. When I wasn't working I was catching up with family and friends. I always try and make time to meet up with loved ones as much as possible, most of them live close by but they all work as do I, so finding time where everyone is free is sometimes difficult. 

I have a busy April much the same as March full of work, both photography and my main job, and family birthdays. Hopefully I will find more time to blog and vlog along side everything else.

What did everyone else get up to this March? What are your plans for April? 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Just a Girl Standing in Front of a Boy - Review

'My love story may not be the sort you read about in books or see in films. Love stories have glorious highs and ghastly lows. But when it comes to my own life, I'd have to say, you can keep your fabulous highs and I'll happily steer clear of the terrible lows.'

After  rocky start in life, Jenny Taylor, twenty-seven, star receptionist at the local doctor's surgery, has things all worked out thanks to a list of ten things she must do every day to keep the blues at bay. But her life is turned upside down when she meets aspiring musician Joe King. And reliable boyfriend Matt proposes. And then her mum leaves her dad and moves into Jenny's flat, determined to 'bond'.

I am not going to lie, I absolutely LOVED this book, it was a very easy read, light hearted and funny. It made me laugh out loud in the middle of a crowded train and I honestly didn't care because I was too busy reading the next chapter. I couldn't put it down and finished reading it in 2 days which was very bitter sweet. Don't get me wrong it was slightly predictable but it didn't put me off. I am definitely going to read more of Lucy-Anne Holmes' work. 

I gave this book 5 out of 5 on Goodreads.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Dr Who Experience, Cardiff

Last week I took my mother to the Dr Who Experience in Cardiff which is kind of like the equivalent of the Harry Potter Studio Tour but for Dr Who. I must admit I am not the biggest Dr Who fan and haven't really watched since David Tennant left but the studios are so close to where I live I felt I had to go. 

It's nowhere near as big as the Harry Potter Tour but it is a much smaller scale production. I think it was much more geared to a younger audience too but I still really liked looking at all the props and costumes used. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone unless they were a true die hard fan of the show but some areas were interesting. 

I also couldn't resist having a selfie with a dalek, even if I was getting some odd looks.