Child free days…

Cub scouts rule!

My son, Joshua, has escaped to camp with the Cub Scouts for 5 days. This is first adventure without mum and dad since forever. So my wife and I have loads of time to kill. Claire went clothes shopping, while I tried out some dodgy long exposure shots outside. I used the moment app. Which is so good, I doubt I’ll ever use my DSLR’s again! I used Snapseed app to edit, which I find so easy and intuitive to use. I’m into grainy, vignettes at the moment as I’m always up for trying new things creatively. No matter how rubbish the weather is, get out there a shoot stuff. Have play with those ideas that have been spinning around your head.

So it’s train home, kettle on and settle down to watch ‘killing Eve’ on catch up. Rock & Roll baby!

The summer standstill!

The eggy photograph above was taken yesterday as I had a rare midweek breakfast with my wife. We headed into Liverpool city centre, whilst our son enjoyed his last day in school before the start of his summer hols.

I rather enjoyed my wild mushroom on toast with the standard poached egg on top. Anyway enough food porn! I’m getting rather addicted to blog posting. After months of inactivity, I’m finding myself searching for daft things to blog about.

I’m not looking to change the world, just looking to share daft thoughts in between being creative. Enjoy.

Hurry up and wait!

It’s a strange time of the year for me, as I hurry up and wait for the summer to be over! What? Why? Am I mad? NOPE! It’s all about being a dad. My 8 year old son is about to break for the summer and he is looking forward to lots of adventures with his dad, whilst mum is still at work.

I know that it is a total role reversal with me being at home and my wife at work. You see, since I returned to work in at the start of term in sept 2016, after my cancer treatment, I returned worked part time. This is because my priorities changed from career to family, also my wife is amazing and I wants to support her career. I have had an amazing career working in television and education, but having a shit time getting through stage 4 cancer I decided that my wife and son come first.

I’m all better at the moment, reference my previous post about having to go back in august, I think that I’ll be ok.

So the summer is a time that my creatively is put on hold, to be replaced with ice creams, rainy days out and Lego!

When you feel the need…

To spill your thoughts and coffee on social media!

Yesterday I shared my iced latte on instagram. Why did I do this? I did it to show how crazy social media is and how people can judge you by your posts. When I was younger, growing up in probably the toughest northern city in the UK, I would have received a punch on the nose for taking a photograph of an iced latte. Come to think of it I would have also received a punch on the nose for even ordering an iced latte!

That said social media has allowed countless millions across the world to have a voice. Our mobile phones have enabled the human race to rant, troll, buy, sell and make their cat a superstar. Sit and take a minute to think about this. People are dying in Syria, Yemen, Sudan and every other planet on the earth, but hey look at the cute cat doing some daft shit!

Anyway you crazy guys please enjoy your day and spread some happiness out there, god knows we need it.

Crazy busy day!

Trying to find peace in a peace exempt day!

My little health scare has well and truly kicked me well up the arse. Like many others I have planned and thought through my blog posts to the level of a military operation, however I just haven’t hit the ‘publish’ button.

When I watch other creators on YouTube or read their blogs, I dream that I too can be like them. The thing is that’s all I do, is dream. NO MORE! I’m going for this and it will be my legacy for family to reflect, laugh and smile on my silly rambling.

Reality check!!

This is me waiting in a hospital waiting room. Three and a half years ago I finished my treatment for stage 4 throat cancer. Today I attended my 6 month check up, of which there is normally no issues, however today there is something that they want to keep an eye on so they want me back in 6 weeks. I am sharing this because I want everyone who may read this to get out there and live your life to the full. I’m pretty confident that I’ll be fine, but what a reality check!!

Wow 2 posts in one day…WTF!

This is me trying to be really proactive by posting twice in one day. I’ve been busy filming, however I’m not sharing my work which is the whole point of having a blog. Thank you all in advance for likes and comments. Enjoy.

Film making is becoming more accessible to all with the advancement of the mobile phone. Let’s try and get a slice of the Hollywood pie!