I am back, maybe. I dunno. Maybe.
Life managed to take over and something had to give and unfortunately it was my blog.
I looked back at my blog and thought: wow, I wrote a lot. How the hell did I find the time? Why did I stop? I have not been kidnapped by aliens or locked in a Belgian’s basement – I just got very busy and I ran out of time. Simples. Anyway, here is a bit of a recap of what went down:
Work Rather madly, I have become a teacher. I know! I now teach teenagers how to make films. They arrive at my classroom door brimming with confidence, their iPhones eminently capable of capturing HD (or 4k) video and then make terrible films. With the technology they have! I then teach them how to make good films, and sometimes the good ones make exceptional films. The real buzz is seeing the transformation from making YouTube only skateboard videos into proper films with narrative, decent audio and some originality. What I have discovered – having come to teaching from industry – is that teaching is a lot like an Argos. What you see hides the huge amount of stock contained behind the scenes…and you get to see a lot of spotty teenagers at the sharp end of things. Maybe I’ll do an entire post of my experiences of teaching.
Love I got divorced. I dated (that is a book, let alone a blog post, in itself). I found love again. Relations are great between everyone involved and my two incredible kids have taken everything in their stride an continue to amaze me every single day.
Kids My kids have bloomed into a 7 and a 9 year old (how did that happen?). They now are both completely bilingual and can ski faster than me. My son is rather a handy footballer and can speak passable German. My daughter is turning out to have inherited my drawing ability and is a pretty decent drummer.
Happiness I am happy. I live in a truly beautiful country. My kids are doing great. I have (after a long pause) taken up playing the guitar again (I now own four!) and I regularly cycle 100kms per week – a lot of it mountains. What’s not to be happy about?
Anyway, that’s it for now. I will genuinely try and write a bit more than I have.