Just got back from an absolutely amazing three day weekend in London at the Star Wars Celebration. Finally, somewhere I can not only buy a lightsaber, (I bought a Vader force fx sabre and turning that thing on & off is never getting old!) but walk around with it without feeling marginalised or ridiculed.

I went with 4 other friends & we had the best...
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legman:
cool pics!!
narshada:
Thanks @legman!

10 random facts about me:

Nickname: Don't really have one, apart form "Oi, beardy!"

Eye colour: Green

Natural hair colour: Dark brown. Now bald and mostly grey in the bear.

A fear: Falling from a plane towards shark tested waters whilst on fire. Oh and floors you can see through.

Favourite colour: Oh I dunno. Black probably. Also green and brown.

Favourite place: Santa...
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nanci:
Some fab recent shots there! Marie looks beautiful 💖 
caraphernelia:
I love the horns!!
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This morning I met with a GP about my anxiety and depression issues. That in itself was a difficult thing for me to do and obviously made me very anxious. He was really nice and also funny, which helped. I am starting a course of medication from tomorrow, which will be reviewed in two weeks time. I'm not allowed to drink and I'm...
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august:
If you ever need anyone to talk to Hun feel free to drop me a message. I really hope things start looking up for you soon, you deserve it xxx
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In my last blog I talked about what a bad year it's been. I mentioned my daughter and my stepdad dying and started to touch on my mother's issues.

Shortly after that, she was arrested for drunkenly driving her car into a parked car. She was unharmed. Within a month or so she'd died of organ failure.

I've written a short...
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thepinkster:
Wow! Read all that! Sorry for your loss. I know this was over 3 months ago. How are you doing?  
narshada:
Yeah things have settled down now thanks. Just taking it a day at a time.
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This one was more conceptual in nature, (I always hate using that word, since that episode of Spaced.) hence the bodypaint. Anyway, the first shot came out pretty much as I'd envisaged it, which was nice. I was great to do a shoot to my own design, although I did steal the lighting setup from Peter Hurley for the first one and Joel Grimes...
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trills:
Hope all goes well at the hospital xx
narshada:
Thanks @trills!
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I thought I'd written a more recent blog than July!

Wow, loads to catch up on. Our daughter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, (water on the brain,) as well as hypermobility. At the moment we are also awaiting more diagnostics to be done by Great Ormond St children's hospital, after being referred there by Addenbrookes in Cambridge by the genetics dept. She's...
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stenno:
Wow, so sorry to hear that E has got water on the brain! I was sent to Great Ormond Street myself as a kid for tests to see if I too had water on the brain... turns out I just had a big head! 
stenno:
Hope the surgery goes ok. If you ever need any help then let me know. Shame I don't live more Central to put you guys up. Take care and say hello to your ladies for me have a great xmas! 
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Just did a work friend's wedding recently. Yes, that's me in the feather boa and odd, censorship shades.

I also shot an SG set for @Darkdreamer, although I've heard nothing back so I can only assume it wasn't accepted.

Sometimes I look at my photos and think some of them are pretty good and that I've made the right decision
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We bought a car! It's a grown-up's car and everything. I originally wanted a Honda Civic - the ones with the spaceship dashboard and rocketship handles and had my heart all set on one but I looked at several & they're REALLY expensive, unless they're slightly older or have lots of miles on the click. My stepdad put me in touch with...
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Did you miss me? Did you notice?

Anyway, my membership ran out while I had no money to renew. I remember a load of people getting surprise renewals & kind of hoped that it was SG doing it on the sly to keep people here, but it didn't happen to me. So I got paid, re-upped my dues and got back on.

So what...
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wizzle:
Woo doggy you're good at them photo-ma-graphs. Even if the edit of the male model wasn't to your taste, I love the lighting.
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So the big news at the moment is I just got a job with a portrait photography company, who run all of the photography studios in Center Parcs! The downside is that it's part time and in addition to my normal, full time job. Also I have to get there & I don't own a car, which means hiring one, which eats into...
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