Tuesday, 7 December 2010

short a sweet

Hey kids,

just a quickie as its 3am, and i need ma beauty sleep! promise promise promise there will be tons to come as i have been a very buisy beeeee....

just thought it would be kool to show you this video a friend of mine put on youtube:


Chris Fox - a guide to a job in television

it is rather cool ( acting needs work though!), he offers you his valuable insight into the world of television!

enjoy! and ill leave a very long uninteresting post tomorrow/today...

you lucky devils

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hell's kitten

howdy non existent blog viewers,

apologies for they non existent posts in the past couple of weeks.......Ive been a very busy bee....


first things first, Ive completed a series of photos for a little company named "HUSH! SECRET GIGS"      ( had to plug...its run by me mates!) they pulled a gig together in the space of 24 hours with MC Shortie ( who was very nice ..... even if i didn't have a clue who he was....)



here's a little taster of the evening:





( excuse the lanky chap in the first picture.....apparently hes a DJ....he he)


After this amazing event we were given the all clear to shoot our new documentary "Show Girls" in Paris, and more importantly the "Moulin Rouge". Very excited!


but most disturbingly I had to dress up like this, (guess the costume):


in order to celebrate 3 people's 21st birthday bashes ( one of which had about 3 previous parties anyways!), well i think the birthday girls had a great time as by the end of the night.....one of them was looking like this:


oh dear.

In other news I took the first part of my CBT (motorbike type test) today.

(I say first part...as we ran out of time due to poor light......so i DID NOT FAIL....as some people wish to think....)

Gotta admit that I was undergoing the test so that i could ride my little 40cc moped around London. However when I got there the instructor obviously felt that that was not enough of a challenge for me, and thus presented me with a 125cc bike.....which was defiantly ALOT more fun.

As far as tests go i usually find them pretty boring, and assumed this particular test would be no different.....


wrong.

Here is a complete run down of what i had to endure and will have to continue to endure in order to gain the provisional licence:

1. the instructor took a particular liking to me..... examples include:
and
- looking at me, in a particular way that made me want to speed off into the sunset.
- ( to me) "you look like a "hell's kitten" at the moment, but I'll sure turn you into a "Hell's angel", i know some good burlesque shops...."
- ( again to me) " sure you can take your jacket off....your other bits to...."

2. A Mexican ( I think) man, with a very reveling pair of trousers. ( the instructor called him a "dick")

3. I think the instructor was a bit of a racist as he stated to an Indian chap who was also taking the test:

" You won't find any dirt tracks round here mate".

oh year i also split my trousers which prompted the instructor to come out with "well if you need me to check".


gotta say though.....I did have a really good laugh.... even if I did have to shower when I got home.....


mine was the red one.



that's all for now....oh ignore the CV section at the mo....gotta update it!

ciao!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Tulips from amsterdam

Here's some of the images I would have seen if I hadn't been editing in a hotel room all weekend.

Wasn't all doom and gloom mind, made some good contacts at the IBC and got to "smoke" without feeling guilty.

Plus our film ( and I quote); "Was one of the best I have seen showcased at the IBC". Appearing on the website soon....so i shall post a link!


Off to Thailand around January time. But before then, its all work and no play.....yey!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Found this on face book.....felt quite surprised by how many I had read......didn't have to refer to the film adaptations once.....OK maybe once....


The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen x
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien x
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (only some of the books /)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible x
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell X
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens x
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott x
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare x
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien x
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger x
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell x
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams x
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame x
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens x
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis x
34 Emma-Jane Austen x
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis x
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres x
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden x
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne x
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown x
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood X
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan x
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen x
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck x
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding x
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville x
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens x
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett x
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens x
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White x
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle x
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton x
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas x
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl x
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Don't lie now......especially if you say you've read number 6...and you haven't.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Happy as a clam

As the end of festival season draws to a close, i decided to rejoin my friends at reading festival...

this years reading coined a few new phrases:

- as happy as a clam

- I cant sing to dizzie rascal as im not black.

- BBQ

- Liiiiiiiiitttttttttlllllllllleeee lllllliiiiiiiiiiioooooonnnnnn mmmmmaaaaaaannnnnn

- Toliet bowl!

- I like this song it makes me hard

- tony touches kids


A sad moment of this years festival was when I had my sleeping bag swiped from my very eyes.......In order to get a new one i had to morph into a teeny tiny oliver twist and go around the festival picking up emtpy beer cups ( 10p a cup), it was something to tell the grandkids if anything.... I went to such lows that i was fishing the cups out of bins.....it paid off mind as i collected 20 quid worth of cups which made me able to buy the grand total of:

- one sleeping bag

- 3 cups of tea from the salvation army tent

- 1 beer


so in the end it was all worth it, even if my friend was subjected to comments such as "2 girls 20 cups".

And as i listen to edif piaf the words; Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein suddenly pop into my mind. Twas a good festival, I learnt some valueble bissniess lessons.......that cup is mine and ill fight anyone for it.....and made some new friends..... that ill never see again mind. Also I nearly cried during Mumford and Sons set as it was totally amazing....

amsterdam soon!


The happy Campers

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

itchy feet

Its time to break free from my cats....

I'm sat down on a rear day off......after wishing and wishing for ages just to be able to chill.....I'm bored as hell....

Plonked Jack Osborne adrenaline junky on..... and that show mixed with Micheal Palins trips round the world.... I have been successfully diagnosed with the travel bug.


So in full travel planning mode i have come up with the next three travel challenges.

Thailand:

Thailand will be great fun as its with the gays (influx of new lady boys to Bangkok), we are planning to hit the party island of Ko Phangan, as well as see the sights of Phuket and Bangkok as well as hitting the north (chiang mai) - nothing set in stone yet mind as we haven't thoroughly planned!



India:

Now India is a different kettle of fish as i have yet to find anyone to go with. but ya never know i may be a grown up girl and go on me tod........or maybe not....

but here's the route i plan to take, for any of you who wish to join:

Fly to new Delhi:

Kandia

Mumbai

marmagao

bangalore

pondicherry

nagpur

kanpur

then back to new Delhi

I'm hopefully planning on doing this trip after university finishes should take me around a month so If i go I'll leave end of April and return end of may around dinner time.



North America and Mexico:

After a couple of months rest and celebrating mother's half century, i have decided to undertake the big one.....dramatic i know.

I want to travel around America, as well as hitting Mexico on my way around. In regards to this trip I will probably go it alone in order to be able to get exactly what i want from it, whilst also attempting to grow up a bit before i get a job. Here's the route I am planning to take:

fly to new york then:

washington

chicago

kansas

oklahoma

houston

over the border to mexico

Monterrey

Chihuahua

hermosillo

back over to America

san diego

los angeles

san francisco

fly home all grow up.




It all sounds great now mind, but i have to pretty much spend this year finding money to fund this, whilst also trying to succour that job in media.  But however the perks of these trips will be that I'll be able to add so much to my stills portfolio whilst seeing some of the most amazing sights in the world.

BRING IT OOOON.

Right off to feed the cats....

I gotta get a job.

Monday, 23 August 2010