Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Wedding Photographer?

Posted by in A Little Conversation

So today was my first time being the second shooter on a wedding. I say second shooter, my dad was the main photographer on paper but we really took it in turns and I think I took probably twice the amount of shots that he did, heh.

It was actually ridiculously nerve wracking, being in charge of someone’s memories, but I think we did a pretty good job and at first glance at the 1200 photos I took there are some real gems. Phew!

Now  am in my pyjamas, talking to my favourite people and about to settle down to a film. Life is good.

Grace In Small Things – Living The Dream Edition

Posted by in Grace In Small Things, Projects

So, I recently acquired a new friend (who I have duly nicknamed Chip) who I think will understand more than most what I mean when I talk about Living The Dream.

  • Bedrooms full of ball pit balls. Admit it, you want to do it too, right?
  • Days with nothing to do except watch films and take photos
  • Holidays with a high ratio of adventure vs relaxation
  • Adopting a fucking hammerhead shark
  • Sneaking baby pandas out of the zoo
  • If only.

    Compliments

    Posted by in Projects

    So, the compliment one person for a month starts today. Exciting! I think it’s nice to tell people good things about themselves and hopefully it might breed some positivity in people. Lord knows we could probably all do with some right now, with the government and economy in turmoil and the weather chopping and changing. Make up your mind, summer. We’ve been ready for months.

    I’m not going to post about every compliment because it would get boring, quickly. But I’ll do a weekly round up probably so you can see how I’m getting on. Let me know if you decide to join in :)

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    Shaping Up For Summer*

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    *my wardrobe, that is. I know I should exercise and sometimes I do, but you all don’t need me to tell you that you should eat right and go for a run every now and again, right?

    I need a new bikini. The one I have I bought for a pound in the Tesco sale last summer, and tho it’s served me well, I feel the girls might need a little more…support this year than previously. The days of wearing two fabric triangles attached with string are behind me, but I’m not entirely sure what shape to go for next.

    I’ve been drooling over these little lovelies for the last little while, the hard part is picking just one. Luckily for me (Well. In this context only) my holiday isn’t until September, so I have a little bit of time before I have to choose. Phew! I’ve narrowed it down to these two.

    Urban Outfitters – £46 // La Senza – £40

    and of course if  I had all the cash in the world, this Agent Provocateur beauty would be mine, but at £145 I think it’ll have to stay on the wishlist for now!

    Grace in Small Things, The Weekend Edition.

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  • finding a spare passport photo, so I don’t have to pay for new ones
  • losing at chess, but not as badly as before :)
  • cheesecake for breakfast
  • forgotten broken jewellery, suddenly fixed
  • Scarlett Johanson*
  • *if you’ve seen Iron Man 2 then you know what I’m talking about, right?

    Books! April Update

    Posted by in Books, Projects

    After being on target last month, I kind of lost my way this month and managed to get myself stuck on a book I wasn’t really enjoying and couldn’t seem to get through, not once but twice. I still managed to read another 4 books tho, which brings my total to date up to 21.

    Read This Month: (see the full list here)

    18. All Tomorrows Parties – William Gibson

    19. The C Word – Lisa Lynch

    20. How The Dead Live – Derek Raymond

    21. The Diving Bell & The Butterfly – Jean-Dominique Bauby

    Decluttering

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    Monday, 3rd May 2010
    Completed. I tidied out one of the drawers in my bedside cabinet and was ruthless with what I chucked out. Old makeup, instant fave cards, train tickets and dead batteries that had been clogging up the drawer ever since I moved back in December – done.

    (part of my 43things.com “declutter for one hour every day” goal)

    Redux: 2010 – Compliment Someone Different Every Day For A Month

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    I did this a couple of years ago and remember really enjoying it. I’ve had conversations recently with friends about accepting and giving compliments – people struggle with both, and I get that. I can’t always make people take them, but at least I can give them, right?

    101 in 1001 – April Update

    Posted by in 101 in 1001, Projects

    This month was a pretty slow one in the 101/1001 stakes. I guess with a big project, you can’t work on everything all the time.

    I am going to count 21. Send birthday cards to my closest friends as done, because altho their birthdays haven’t all come up yet, I haven’t gotten into this habit well enough to make it stick.

    47. Take better care of my teeth is in progress. Floss! Who knew it was so important.

    85. Go running - I’ve picked this up again this week (along with some other bits and pieces like stepping and spinning), so we’ll see how it goes. It’s hard, but satisfying so hopefully I can keep it up.

    Some of the bits and pieces that were in progress last month are still ongoing on and going well. Next  month I’ll try and ramp it up a bit, altho we’re getting to the nitty gritty now and it’s harder to motivate myself to do the less fun things on the list, heh.

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