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Where has the time gone

I can’t believe how grown up Lily is now. Time seems to have flown by. She is a right little charater, and by that I mean she is a girl who knows what she wants and when she wants it. Though one advantage of her growing up is that she now drags me and Rosie by the hand to whatever she wants, instead of us having to guess the reason for her sudden angry outbursts!

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She is dancing and singing alot, a mixture of in time humming and the occasional word. She has also started to walk backwards, usually with the intention of sitting on something(or at least thats what the little reversing shuffle looks like to me) .
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I think my only regret so far has been the long hours that I am out the house, which makes going round the shops on a Saturday or cuddling her off to sleep on the sofa so special. However, the latter can be a little uncomfortable, as Lily is like a little radiator and with the weather at the moment she’s hotter than ever!

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So I get some time with her everyday, I get to wake Lily up every morning to get her ready to go to her grandma’s.: It is during this time I get to see the cuddliyist side of her and also the stroppiest (if she has woken up on the wrong side of mine and Rosie’s bed).

I do love my little ginger ninja!

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IMDB, here I come!

Its been over 6 months since I started my new job in London as a junior rigging TD, and I am at a point where I think, “you know what, I’m not to bad at this!”.

It is amazing how .much you can learn from some of the best vfx artists in the industry. I have crammed into my rather coffee tabled head (not saying its flat, just it’s not got that much space) more knowledge in 6months than three years at uni, (meaning something will have fallen off the back of the table, like how to tie shoelaces or walk in a straight line.)

Well, anyway, on to more exciting stuff! I have finally got a character that I have worked on in an official movie trailer (and the movie of course) It .might only be a few frames in the trailer, but when I saw them I just had to rush and show Rosie. She then played the trailer through and missed my bit all together, but this is just the start of hopefully a long career as a rigger, and I’m aiming to lose the junior bit as soon as possible!

(Just as a side note, the trailer is for the Seventh Son and my bit is at 48 seconds.)

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Wheatabix canvas

On more than one ocasion now Ihave I made my hour and a bit journey to work with the signs of morning wheatabix finger painting.

This wonderful art form, rare as it may be, only takes place under certain circumstances:

Firstly you need to be running¬† late,: and I don’t mean by a few minutes, 30 is the minimum and the consequences need to involve more than being late to the pub.

Secondly,  clean clothes must be worn, washed the night before, with the specifically for replenishment of a dwindling clothes supply.

And under these conditions the artist can begin. With masterful cunning, a finger wheatabix covered, paints a modest patch , inconspicuous in a rush, but on first look down, the breakfast paint is proudly displayed on that freshly washed canvas.

And here is my little wheatabix artist.

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Mustangs and Buicks and Caddies O my

Lets just say I love old American cars, and if it has a fast back, well, that’s even better. Though don’t ask me how one works, as I will just say, ‘you put the key in it, don’t you ?’.

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And it’s because of this love of non-car-cars, as my beautiful fiance would say (she thinks they’re ugly and not like proper cars), that she sent me off to the London Motor Museum with my best man (as he also likes non-car-cars).

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The cars were great. I was almost sitting in one of my all time favorites the ’67 Shelby gt-500.

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There was also one of the coolest bel-airs I think I have ever seen, just a matter of taste on that one though.

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But the morning wasn’t all about the Mustangs and Stingrays. They had one of the coolest sports cars, the Gumpert Apollo. Which I couldn’t believe weighs as much as a Mini.

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And just for anyone who loves Mr.Bean

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I must say, it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

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