What’s next?

This is the second version of this post, the short version.

Next month, I’m going back to college part time to study Countryside Management.

It has been an odd year, and I needed to change what I was doing. Turns out a bunch of people my age are doing it.

The course and the new direction are a big change, but plain common sense when I look back at what I’ve done and forward to where I want to be.

I’m stoked, nervous, hopeful. And available for part time work, by the way.

Pictures of people

I’ve been banging my head against a wall trying to choose some of my favourite photographs. I’ve been taking pictures for twenty years, I have a few. I was going to set up a portfolio site, but there’s no time like the present so I’m just going to start sharing images here.

If you want me to come and take pictures for you, get in touch.

Words you can stop using now, thanks

Artisan. I’d like not to have any more artisan coffee, artisan bread, artisan kitchens or bars, artisan beers or artisan chocolate. I’d just like nice stuff. Good stuff. Well made stuff. And just FYI, your stuff isn’t artisan. I’ve actually found it to be a little inconsistent and quite disappointing …

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Postcard from Cambodia

I’ve had a load of video footage sitting around for ages taken in 2008 with the young adults at the Sangkheum Center – the group wrote and presented their own ‘Postcard from Cambodia’ where they wanted to tell people about Cambodia, Siem Reap, school, food and what they enjoyed. They wrote it themselves, presented it themselves and filmed a lot of it themselves. We watched all of it at the time but I’ve only just had the time and tools to finally edit the film together to the script they wrote – and had a great time doing it.

Put the crappy video quality down to a poor camcorder purchasing decision on my part. Put the crappy editing down to me.

HOPE for Cambodia is supporting youth development projects like this in Cambodia right now – please see more at GlobalGiving and consider donating to help them out.

Delete all

I’ve been recycling, binning or selling a lot of possessions recently. It’s been thoroughly satisfying. You have to take a few runs at it, like scraping old paint away from a wall, leaving a short time in between goes. The first time, the really obvious rubbish goes, but some stuff stays …

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