Category Archives: journal

The big move; one year on

A moving van packed with all of my belongings

Moving to a new city is hard. Starting life all over again in another place means rebuilding a lot of the things you take for granted. This is my story, all of the mistakes I made, and my advice for anyone planning to make the same kind of journey. A year ago yesterday, I packed… read more»

September, a month of change

Autumn trees under a rainbow

I often put it down to my Mancunian roots, but for whatever reason I’ve always been more comfortable on rainy days than sunny ones. Pretty much anything over 20ºC and I’m uncomfortable; 30ºC and I’m straight up panicking. But give me clouds and a cooling rain shower and I’m at peace. I’m sure as a… read more»

Getting settled.

On Thursday I finally moved everything I own into my new house. It’s cosy to say the least, but at least I’m here. My bedroom/storage unit. I had to search for 2 weeks before I finally managed to find a place, and this will have to do for now. I’m setting myself a near impossible… read more»

A tidy desk is a tidy mind. But no desk?

The move to Brighton wasn’t without it’s difficulties. Searching for somewhere to live when you’re a few hundred miles away isn’t ideal, and the best I could secure was a room in a flat for 3 weeks while I searched for somewhere more permanent. This weekend I finally moved in to somewhere I can stay… read more»

Analysis Paralysis

Since I was selected to learn violin at the age of 7, my dream has been to become a professional musician. Or, at least, it’s been one of my dreams. You see, becoming a musician is more than difficult. It’s one of those careers that’s almost impossible to make a living from. Especially today, with… read more»

The first keyframe

Inbetweening — more often called ‘tweening’ — is an animation process, involving filling in the frames between two poses or ‘keyframes’, to create movement. Those inbetweening frames are a transition from one state to the next. As I sit here writing this, I’m preparing to start a new learning journey. Two weeks today I’ll be moving from Sheffield to… read more»