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!

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.

Need to get on top of this!!

I set a reminder on my phone for 4pm every Sunday to remind me to post a blog. Guess what? I ignore it. Ahhhh!!

Then I moan that no one is seeing my stuff… erm that’s really my fault.

I filmed this with a local veterans group in Liverpool, here in the UK. All filmed on my mobile phone, using filmic pro.

All the lonely people..

To quote Lennon&McCarthy, who lived less than half a mile from where I took this photograph of my lonely cup of coffee, that’s how feel when writing my blog. I have all these fab ideas floating around my head, but panic when it comes to getting them down on paper. Therefore I’m forcing myself to publish more, which will hopefully empty my head of the floating ideas! Not so much as ‘drain the swamp’, but drain my head. Don’t get me wrong, my head is a nice place to be. Its full of thoughts of my wife and son, who are my reason for being.

Going off at a total tangent, article 13 for those of us in Europe, or about to leave next march #brexit, could have a massive impact on social media, blogging and posting anything on line. I have scrolled across many a blog which has lots of reposted, shared and pinched material. That said people blog for their own reasons and if the acknowledge their sources then fine, but article 13 is more about control under the guise of fake news. As a proud liverpudlian (scouser) I vividly remember the fake news that the British press and government peddled regarding the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 fans lost their lives. Social media has given all of us a voice. They want to take that voice back from us. No. Fight back. Move to the post brexit UK!! Who wont allow you in because you’re from Europe!!! What a loads of brexit & article 13 bollicks. You can all live in my spare room…

Check link while its still legal.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban

Getting out there and doing it!

Talking about doing stuff, is just that. Talking. Therefore getting out there, making mistakes and learning from them is the best and only way to learn. Shot this on my phone, which is a Huawei P9, using filmic pro and a smooth 4 gimbal.

I wanted to show a different side of Liverpool other than the Beatles and football. I chose the beautiful Georgian quarter, an area of the city which I have always loved. The area is around 200 years old and has seen the city grow, decline and grow again.

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