B347 – FIRST TIME IVE EVER PHOTOGRAPHED THAT!

So after the bad Thursday I decided that Friday wouldn’t be the same and that the only thing I could do was to smash it pants off the last working day of the week and book in for an afternoon sports massage, my thinking behind that was I needed to sort my back and arm out after a busy 6 weeks of work and instead of me trying to sort it out, just give my body to a professional and get them to work on it and to be honest, it was the best decision, I came away from the massage feeling like I had given my body a full workout but without burning any energy and just laying face down on a bed, from now on im going to try and book at least one massage every month just to keep everything ticking over properly. the masseuses did say i needed one every two weeks but unless I take out a loan or start selling stuff on the black market I don’t think that is going to happen, but if you are in london and want to get you body fixed up and working to full capacity again or even just give your muscles some lovin then definitely check out Ten Health and Fitness, they are magicians. (they are the guys that also helped me with my leg) they are literally the perfect one stop shop.

Heres a link to their website: https://www.ten.co.uk/

After that my plan was to get off at Liverpool street and walk home taking photos on the way which turned out to be a great idea, because just after Brick Lane it started to rain quite heavily but at the same time the sun was shining so i managed to photograph my first every rainbow, and in such a cool place. It was literally right over an old Church inbetween the spire and the roof, making for some pretty cool photos. after all that it is safe to say that Ive properly managed to turn this week around. Now im spending my saturday doing fun things like bills and some DIY, what else are Saturdays for. I have to admit its just nice to be sat on my sofa not moving.

Heres my photos, hope you like them.

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– can you see the Rainbow? how cool is that?
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– I love it when the rain comes but its still sunny –
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– these guys are magicians –
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B233 – BACK TO LONDON LIV’N

I have literally just slept for like 12 hours, i cant remeber the last time I spelt for that long and now I feel amazing. Im pretty sure Ive beaten jet lag and now back to normal. my plan for today was to spent the day sleeping on the sofa watching netflix but after a quick phone call with my mate anders im on my way to south london to go rock climbing at some place called the Arches. what happening to just chilling on the sofa.

Its been a bit of a productive day, I also put some blinds up in my living room this morning, but ill show you those tomorrow. I need to get hold of some velcro to finish them off, im not about to show pictures of half a job!

it feels good to be back in London and Im now motivated to get on with what I started 233 days ago! since I’ve been doing a lot of travel recently Ive had time to think of some cool projects I want to start, so I’m now going to spend the next few days seeing if I can put them into practise. work has started to slow down for christmas so Ive now got quite a lot of time on my hands, which is actually quite exciting. I really want to get a lot done in the flat and get it up to a level Im proud of.

Ive had a week of not being able to post and now Im finally back on track and ready to pull my canon 5d out and take some cool photos but first I have 4 episodes of the new Peaky blinders to catch up on, I didnt even realised that it had started again!

here are some photos from yesterday and also a shot from the Grand Hyatt hotel reception, Im struggling to get over this view.

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– climbing yesterday, I think I could have a new hobby –
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– welcome back to london, the best city in the world –
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– see you soon shang hai –

 

B163 – watch out for boxer bombs

For a day off its been pretty busy, we started off at some place called gringos which is this crazy store that sells just about everything you could imagine from life size giraffes to day of the dead napkins. its one of those cool stores that goes on forever and sells everything. the weirdest thing is they have a sign on the floor warning you of dog poo from these two shop dogs called Darren and Darren, im not joking they gave two dogs the same name! if your ever on Shaw street in St louis by the botanical Gardens you cant miss this shop, stop by and say hello. the people who run it our legends.

After the first stop we moved onto the Botanical Gardens for a little adventure, its so strange how just by walking around plants and stuff can be so relaxing, i’m definitely changing my bath room at home into a forest. it would literally change the game up so much, I dont think I have any other option than to buy a bunch of plants and stick them in my bathroom. Im going to draw a few sketch’s for when I get back and hit the ground running.

Some time after we left the Botanical Gardens, we made a decision to head down town and check out St louis, we basically ended up at the baseball park, trying to buy tickets for the game this evening against Cincinnati reds, after we got hold of some tickets, we had to go to the fan store and by a hat, which in turn ended up with us blowing a bit of money to make us look like die hard fans. I would say its a success and now ive got a cool hat and jumper out of it.

The day off has been a success and now we are ready to get back to work tomorrow and finish off what we have started, “m ready to crack on and make some good TV. right after Ive got a good night sleep and a bowl of lucky charms tomorrow morning.

heres some photos from today. Im right this as the st Louis Cardinals carry on playing, at the moment they are up 13-6, so hopefully they win. I’m now a die hard Cardinals fan and only want the best for my team.

Sorry for any spelling mistakes, Im not going to proof read this.

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– the st louis cardinals –
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– whats a Boxer bomb? –
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– the botanical gardens, st louis –
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– he has know Idea what a boxer bomb is… –
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– my baseball stash –

 

B069 – IM A BROKEN MAN

After a 2 weeks with out a day off and working on two full on tv shows, a shoot somewhere near reading and a massive shoot in Manchester, im now on my way to Norfolk for a little catch up with Amy. Im hungover and tired, so heres my three photos. More clouds, more of me not being able to take photos of what ive been up too.

 

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– this was just what I needed –
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– first time ever theres been blue skys in Manchester –
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– one last photo of the sky –

B036 – I FUCKED IT.

** These pictures are just to explain my situation**

A quick bit of info, Im currently training for an Ultra Marathon in Switzerland across the alpes, its 70km long and I was hopefully going to be completing it in under 8 hours. Now fast forward to yesterday I was out on a 13.1 mile run, nothing I haven’t done before. When I hit the 12 mile mark but with a good speed of 7:45 per mile, my right leg went all floppy, but mumma did rest no quiter, so I pushed on for the last 1.1 miles and thats when I realised I had done some serious damage to my leg, I basically could walk or even lift the leg. When I got home I decided to dig into a packet of oreo’s and a can coke, to my surprise this didnt help, thats when I took the decision to head to hospital. where they then told me the bad news, I have ripped apart the tendons that connect my quad muscle to my pelvis. basically its put me out of walking and definitely no running for the next 6 weeks, and with the ultra marathon in 5 weeks, basically meaning I will not be running that race… its just the sofa with a tub of ben and jerrys phis food for me.

Please send me netflix series to watch.

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– this is just before they told me –
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– me getting used to crutch life –
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– the moment it all sunk in and pizza couldn’t even help –

B029 – Hackney Half Marathon

working at the hackney half yesterday was a good old summer event, I had alot of fun see some old chums and watching the runners pass that finish line. it was abit of an early start and meant I had to wake up at 4 in the morning on bank holiday sunday, but lucky anders left his bike at mine so I meant i got to ride there at stupid o clock in the morning.

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– so close but still so far –
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– thats a fast time –
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– this is from my cycle around 5 in the morning, it was weird victoria park being this empty –

B028 – WE TOOK THE OLD STEED FOR A SPIN

So yesterday Anders and myself went out with the BMX to be the 15 year olds we used to be. after a good old session at the local skatepark we naturally ended up at the pub for a drink, which soon turned into 3, which of course turns into 5 (the last two weren’t with anders, he went to watch the boxing).

Any way check out the snaps.

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– i’ve still got it –
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– a snap by Mr A. Hayward –
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– finished with a beer –

B007 – THE CLASH @ Twickenham

So last week, I got an email asking me if I would like to work on The Clash at twickenham this weekend, I couldn’t reply fast enough.

 

The Clash is the name of a Rugby Derby for any one who thinks i’m talking about the band, I’m not.

 

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– this is a photo the legend Natalie Truelove and me pretending to be deep in conversation –
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– Twickenham rugby Stadium –
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– meeting David Murray of a beer after work, how did you’re night go dave? –