Entertainment, Film, University

Project Venture, a Kickstarter Expedition!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1233333540/project-venture-a-short-film-about-survival

GUYS. THIS IS IT!

This is the link to our kickstarter page for our film project about two sisters battling the odds to survive! No it isn’t The Hunger Games! No it isn’t How I Live Now! YES IT WILL BE ACE!

So please, please, please I am asking you – no – I’m begging you, out of the kindness of your hearts can you spare a few bob for us? Anything that you can afford, we will appreciate it so terribly much. You’re all fantastic WordPress friends and you’re all ace bloggers. It’s not just throwing money at us, you do get something back, it’s all detailed in the campaign.

Just remember, I love you.

Always.

And forever.

Film, Misc.

Note to self: I like cake.

The title may have been taken from good old American Dad but I do like cake. Lots of it. And I’ve been eating lots of it but hey, it’s Christmas. It’s kind of the law to eat till you’re fat at Christmas. Don’t break the law please.

I bought the Lord of the Rings extended DVDs today, not quite sure why I’m not watching them yet although I am pretty sleepy right now. Especially after I’ve just put a face mask on and my cheeks now smell of yoghurt. Sweet.

I still don’t think I’ve quite grasped what blogs are actually for, probz not for talking about yoghurt smelling face masks. But that’s as exciting as things are getting right now. Also, you know how amazing my kindle is; well, I discovered the other day that you can type on it by dragging your finger across the keyboard. It’s pretty ace to tell you the truth. And if anyone dares tell me that iPads have been able to do that for years, I warn you now you will be sorry.

But happy new year anyway to everyone 🙂

Here’s a picture of my famalam at a recent get together. N’aww.

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Entertainment, Life Experience, University, World

Huzzah!

I came home for the Easter break yesterday and now, after pigging out on practically everything that my parents’ fridge has to offer and taking full advantage of the sofa and therefore the remote control, I’m finally getting around to doing something worth a little more than soaking up the wonders of The Big Bang Theory and The Jeremy Kyle Show everyday. That said, I can’t say I’ve seen 09:25am for a long time and usually have to submit myself to ITV Player on a night, say about 2 o’ clock in the morning.

So I’ve been thinking (shocking, yes) and I’ve come to the conclusion that this holiday is solely for watching as many films as possible, catching up with my friends who I haven’t seen for months and spending much needed time with the fam-a-lam. This break certainly is going to be good, catching up with people, places and some much needed sleep that I seem to be fond of forgetting about when I’m at university.

It’s just that, naturally, and as expected, I’m going to miss my York companions perhaps a little too much. My two girls, the course and other people who I’ve met and love spending time with. What I won’t miss, I suppose, is the house at Limes Court, my uni accommodation. I left it with the others, sick of the state of the kitchen and the generic dullness of the whole house. Yes, I did say that the kitchen is a mess and I’ll tell you for why: we’re students and we’re not- … who am I kidding? The kitchen’s a tip because some people who I live with are actually disgusting and no matter how many times me and a couple of others actually clean it, the rest of them take it upon themselves to screw it all up again. Lovely people, ey!

But this is a happy and positive post and I refuse to allow myself to get bogged down with rants about the grotty student house in which I currently reside. Easter is going to be a fantastic time for me, and I intend to make good time for everyone who I love. You should also do this! I suppose this can be the ‘moral’ for my post, spend time with your loved ones while you can! Life is just too short to not make time for the people in your life.

Entertainment, Life Experience

Inspiration

So I’m sitting here in my wonderfully bland uni room on a Sunday afternoon thinking: there is crap all to do in this Godforsaken establishment. And then the filmmaker in me pops out and says, “Let’s make a video!” Ooh, great idea.. about what though? It’s then that the same idea that hits me about four times a month pops into my head to create a tiny film using stop-animation, something sweet and cute that relates to my life. To cut an incessantly long and dull story down; I drawed a pichure of me and mah daddy when i was ickle. 🙂 N’awww. This has absolutely no relevance to your life in the slightest, but I like the picture, so here it is 🙂

Life Experience, World

The Infamous Holiday Blues

And so, dear friends, yesterday I returned home from my fifth and final trip this year. Jersey, as I’m sure many of you are aware, is one

Portelet Bay

of the Channel Islands; the biggest to be specific, but that’s irrelevant. We’ve been going to Jersey ever since I can remember; my parents have been going since before I was born and it’s been the main family holiday destination. So, it’s kinda obvious that this tiny island holds a special place in my heart. Cheesy, I know, but relatively accurate. And that’s exactly what makes it harder and harder to leave each year. I would say that Jersey for me is more of a personal getaway than just somewhere to relax because I know it so well, almost as well as Leeds, I suppose, which is great because I find it really hard to tell where I am and things like that. Another thing that I love about going there is the actual place that we stay: Au Caprice Guest House because we know the owners really well and we all get on fantastically. I dare say that if we hadn’t discovered this hotel 10 or so years ago, we wouldn’t still be visiting the island because of the changes that are taking place, but I digress.

I mean, it’s natural that everyone gets a little down and depressed when reality smacks them in the face when they come home from a holiday, but it’s just so hard to tear myself away from the island. Particularly after such an action-packed year of trips, A Levels and generic teenage stress, so it’s been good to relax and enjoy myself for a couple of weeks without worrying about anything. What I really miss about Jersey is the atmosphere; it’s just so peaceful and quiet. One of my favourite places on the island is the Five Mile Beach at St Ouen’s because you can literally walk onto the sand by yourself and not cross paths with another person for hours.

However, now, unfortunately, I guess it’s back to the hustle bustle of everyday life. Oh I wish. You see, I’m sure you have figured that I shoot off to university on the 18th of September in York and I hate to admit that my whole life is going to change. I suppose that’s another reason why I found it even harder to leave Jersey this year; because I know I’m going to have to grow up in less than a fortnight. Well, in terms of living by myself anyway. I wonder if I’ll go back to that little island next year, or has that been my last ever family holiday? We’ll see, we’ll just have to wait…and see.

Check out my page about Jersey for more information!