So imagine this. 6.30pm last Thursday night I see a tweet from IGN UK (@IGNUK) informing me that they are having a live interview with the one and only Sylvester McCoy at 3pm, Friday 8th March. But here’s the catch, they want US to get involved! So I grabbed my email and shot off a quick email to Tom Butler (@TomButler) with 3 questions that I would want to ask Mr McCoy. Sure enough, 3 hours later I receive an exciting response. They want ME to join in with the interview on Google+!
So we come to that time of year again where 365 days have past and something inevitable happens. We age. Yes, it has come round once again. My birthday. Saturday will bring a big change to who I am.
This year my life will be changed by one single number. That mischievous number 1 that has been at the front spot of my age for the past 10 years of my life will say goodbye and be replaced with a shiny, new number 2. And I know what you’re going to say.
“Oh my gosh, you’re turning 20?! How are you not completely terrified by becoming so old?!”
And I can tell you now why. Pure and simple. I’m just not.
If we let every single thing that happened to us affect us, especially ageing which we cannot control, then we wouldn’t amount to anything. Instead we can grasp it head on and shout to the world,
“Yeah, that’s right! I’m 20! Let me show you just what I’m going to do about it!”
So smile, keep your head held high and make something of yourself 🙂
Here’s to the next 365 days!
“It is so nice when you can sit with someone and not have to talk.” – Nora Ephron
The act of screenwriting is one of importance. The words you write on the page reflects how we feel as audience. It decides whether we laugh, cry, feel empathy, or dislike. It is the basis on which we form an opinion of a character or situation.
I have recently been given the chance to try a bit of screenwriting for one of my University projects. It wasn’t until I sat down at my desk and stared at the blank white page that a thousand different questions fired in front of me. What do I want to tell? How do I want people to feel? Do I want people to hate this character, or is he just misunderstood?
That’s when I really saw just how much pressure there is on a screenwriter. Not only do they write the words that actors perform, but they also have to write HOW those words will be performed, how they will be absorbed and how they may affect the audience for the rest of their lives.
Will screenwriting become a new part of my life? I sure hope so. Lets just see where the words take me.
So, it’s all over again! It’s amazing just how much preparation goes in to this one day and then in the space of 24 hours it’s gone. Doesn’t make it any less fun though!
It’s now days after the big day and we’re still in the Christmassy mood. Christmas isn’t about the gifts or the food. It’s about the company. It’s about the atmosphere. The time shared with friends and family, playing games and being merry.
That song has been permanently fixated in my head for the past week. But it’s finally around. The 1st of December is upon us and with it brings 4 weeks of holiday cheer and festive spirits. As we speak I am currently carolling in my own bedroom, nothing can keep me from singing my heart out at this time of year. Me and my Mum do an award winning rendition of Baby It’s Cold Outside.
So last week kicked off the start of my summer holidays. 4 glorious months off! Of course in that time I will need to find a job to fund next years University fees but other than that I have had quite a busy first week.
Hey everyone! Long time no speak 🙂 from what I can see it has been….a month since my last post. Not bad considering previous records! So first off I would like to say a big thank you to ANYONE who reads this, you guys are why I keep going!
There have been a few updates to my life at the moment that I’m really excited about that I would love to share with you all….
…but a lifetime is not enough for music.
Composer, pianist and Romantic, Sergei Rachmaninoff. (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943)
So we’re already in the 2nd month of 2012 and it has definitely been a New Year in many ways! One that I’ve noticed is that I’ve discovered a variety of new artists to listen to. I’ve never had a straightforward style that I’ve drifted towards. I tend to find the odd little artist here and there on my travels and then branch out to other acts that have a similar style or range. I enjoy this approach to music as it gives offers a diverse world of musical artists who can
Below are just a sample of the artists that I have found myself drawn to in January:
It’s that time again where I have to get up off my behind and do something worthwhile for a good cause. You guessed it, the Sport Relief Mile is back!
Two years ago me and a friend took part in a local event and ran a mile all in aid of Sport Relief. This year I have decided to step it up a notch. On Sunday 25th March 2012 I will be running 3 miles around Chester Racecourse, using all of my effort to raise money for such a worthy cause.
So over the next month and a bit, I will use this trusty blog that I have (but hardly use) to track my training in preparation for the big day. I have already started my training in little bits but will be
For all of my family and friend I will be coming around with a sponsor sheet, but for those who don’t know me that closely I would greatly appreciate it if you could make a contribution, no matter how small. Remember, this is not to help me, but to help all those out there who are living in such dire situations and who gravely need our help.
Below is a link to my sponsor page from which you can make a donation:
Thank you so much for your time, I hope you enjoy my journey and I’ll speak to you soon.