Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2011«

Project Nim

January 31, 2011

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For the last 30 years scriptwriters, directors, actors and anyone interested in creating original independent film projects have headed to Park City in Utah, America, for the Sundance Film Festival in January. It’s an event considered by some in the industry as one of the best platforms to showcase American and international film. Throughout its history […]

My life in perspective

January 30, 2011

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When the financial crisis happened in 2008, I never imagined what an impact it would have on my career and how that would affect my life. I was made redundant from my job as a national newsreader and reporter on Channel Five News in 2009. I decided to turn freelance and began juggling work with SKY […]

Ambam – a walk on the wild side

January 28, 2011

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He weighs 220kg, is 21 years old and can look you square in the eye. Ambam, a Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), who was born in the UK,  can walk like a human. Gorillas are part of the great ape family and usually move around on all fours (quadrupedal – knuckle walking) but Ambam, a […]

Music to my ears

January 26, 2011

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I started learning the Joanna (piano, for those unfamiliar with Cockney-Rhyming slang) age 6. The sight and sound of those shiny black and white keys was both intriguing as well magical. Although I don’t play that much any more, I’ve developed a better appreciation for classical music now, than I ever had before. My favourite instrument has always […]

Don’t get so emotional…

January 22, 2011

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……this is a phrase that the Northerner often says to me after I’ve had one too many drinks. I’m guilty as charged, what can I say? I like to wear my heart on my sleeve. But imagine if you couldn’t clearly express your emotional state. I for one would probably turn the colour of a […]

Body parts seized in Gabon

January 20, 2011

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If you had asked me two years ago where Gabon was, I probably would have struggled to pin point its exact whereabouts in Africa on a map. Now, it’s a different story and I know only too well where this West African nation lies and sadly today, it’s made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. […]

Brass Monkey

January 18, 2011

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If I had my way I’d be travelling right now. Not on holiday, or to visit people, but like a Nomad around Africa, Asia and the Americas filming monkeys and apes till the cows come home. Sadly lack of funds and not a cow in sight means I have to make do with what’s practical […]