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busy busy busy at Mercer Central as catching up on three dozen videos for Tigletverse Photography.

Mostly it’s been hiking and events over the last year- Red rocks/Wirral festival of firsts/Liverpool Makefest/Upton Scarecrow trail from last year, while hikes from 18 and Jan 19, so far, plus Halton Comic Con and Chavassic Park, which has led me te rewatch Jurassic Park!

So, still lots to go, including a New Scarecrow Trail, in the meantime, here’s last years!

 

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU PART 2- DEWIE THE WOOKIE AT WIDNES LIBRARY AND WIDNES COMIC CON @THE STUDIO

Saturday was Widnes Comic Con, Part 2 at The Studio, the live-music venue and only part of the Queens Hall Theatre complex still standing. I decided a week ago to give my Chewbacca doll a shower and take him along, as I said I would in my last brief post.

I was going to follow up with thoughts on Phantom Menace and Last Jedi, but that’s proving to be a large essay-in-the-making, so to make a trilogy I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the event, plus the side-trip to the Library.

It was different from the first time, making use of the stage, so floor space had rows of Traders and guests, with Local Authors in the front room while a side room had craft activities. Very small scale, but nice and cosy, although a bit sparse on actually comic books. The thing I find at these smaller events, rather than MCM or Monopoly or the larger organisations is there are fewer crowds, especially early on. Space will be an issue with future events, like the Doctor Who one in November, something I thought about a couple of years ago when I began looking at the logistics of putting something on myself. The cost of doing it put me off, but it is interesting to see how the Studio have done it, while the approach by the management of Halton Lea was to get an outsider to do it for them and use several empty units. Either way has worked out fine, but I’m left wondering if there could be something of a more co-ordinated approach.

With the Library, it was a bit different. When I did my placement there in 2005/06 we had a Harry Potter day and a few years later a Doctor Who day, but the person who organised those left. I heard that there was a Star Wars Day event on- turned out to be a couple of craft tables and Lego-building, but took the Wookie anyway. It was a different trip than usual.

So, not a bad day, different, and I have even managed to edit a couple of videos and photos, which makes a change.

Now all I’ve got to do is finish my original essay about the 20th anniversary of the Phantom Menace, which should’ve been done yesterday, but I saw Avengers instead!

 

The first of several updates from LCC 2019!

 

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

Time for another video update, well over due anyway, like my Library books probably are!

I had thought about another 10-15 minute epic, but Eric Calderone’s Metal cover of Bohemian Rhapsody swayed me toward something quick and simple, although watching it back, there should have been a few tighter edits- though the end is probably one of the funniest things I saw all year.

There are a few new events I’ve been to- Bolton Comic Con, Lightnight Liverpool, as well as The Pirate Festival and Fire sessions with the Fire Project. I even took in a bit more architecture, though I’m not sure about Art Fairs anymore.

Wildlife has been a bit thin on the ground, seeing the Fox was great, but need to practice that a bit more. Comic Cons are still the main events, so I’m looking at going London or Birmingham this year.

And there were a few Welsh Castles, something else to finish off, at least in North Wales anyway.

So there you go, Any way the wind blows, the Best of 2018!

 

The End of another Term

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I made it to the end of another year at Millview, which was quite a surprise as I never intended to.

Over the past year I’ve been applying for jobs, sending CV’s and pitching ideas/stories, none of which have gotten me anywhere. Nothing has changed at all, well, except my credit card debt has increased, but nothing positive. So I’m still going back and forth like a game of eternal ping-pong. This past week alone has seen a diversion on the bus route, train delays and cancellations and I even got on the wrong train home and had to change to go back just two stops last night, not fun.

 

But it has been a good Term overall. Got to meet new Reception class while doing Mid-day cover, updated Safeguarding and brushed up on First Aid. Made a few new crafty-things, even though I’m no good at that, I’ll give it a go, including Dreamcatchers! Went to see Wizard of Oz at the Storyhouse with KS2.  got some great photos of Rory Mcgann’s art Mural. Won a few things at the Tombola at the Xmas fair, and had a challenge putting the marquee up, though it was easier taking it down! Even got to do some interview prep with my boss and take home three bags of food on the final day.

 

So it has been good, for the most part, I just wish I could teleport/fly/go through a mini-Stargate to beat the traffic once in a while!

At least I get a break over Christmas to recharge, refocus and get this Blogathon moving, as well as catch up editing/posting photos and videos. Although I did not go back to Chester Zoo, I did catch the tail end of the Saturnalia/Winterwatch parade, so that’s something new I have been meaning to do for a few years done.

And then I’ll be ready to get back into it in the New Year, for now, that’s my End of Term report!

 

 

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