I’m not entirely sure how it got to be December – I’m sure it was only October a couple of months ago.

It’s been an extremely busy few months for me, with work going utterly nuts due to our Christmas deals, two entirely new products (PhotoKey and VideoWrap) and brand new 1.5 versions of the Lab stuff. It all seems to have gone down extremely well with the punters, which is spiffy.

Outside of work it’s also been a bit hectic. Last weekend, for example, I popped down to London to have dinner at the Houses of Parliament. Bit posh, eh? It was thanks to my Dad inviting me to join him for the annual Churchill Fellows’ dinner, and an excellent time was had by both of us. Good food, excellent speeches from the likes of David Owen and, of course, the astounding building, which I’d never seen in close-up, let alone been inside. Hugely impressive, and I have to say it did restore a little bit of confidence in the UK’s governmental system. Not so much in the current government, mind you, given their repeated data cock-ups recently…

On Monday I piled all the FXhome greenscreen equipment and the HVX into the car and moved it down to the Norwich Arts Centre, where I was supervising a visual effects shoot with Axis of Evil Productions for their next play. As with the previous Coalition gig, which was accompanied by the brilliant (and rather popular) Get Lost, the live on-stage antics this time are being interluded with some more modern TV spoofery. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that seeing Andy dressed up in a green lycra suit, straddling Will while whipping his shirt up and down frantically was a rather remarkable sight. The shots we got should turn out pretty awesome, I hope – going through the material on Friday with Tom.

Lots of other bits and pieces on the go, too, but they’re far too top secret to divulge just yet.

Right, time for a spot of frivolity.

Categories: Writing


Ben Bayliss · December 14, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Yes, December has come pretty quick. Something I’ve noticed though while walking around towns and places is the lack of christmas cheer going around in December, sure, we have a few christmas lights put up around buildings and that’s mainly it, everyone else is moody. Maybe it’s just because I’m a teenager and everybody sterotypes us.

But Happy Christmas to Simon and Nadia and to anyone else who reads this blog 😉


Leiali · December 14, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Yes, Simon has been busy having a lark, whilst I’ve been trying to get an assignment written on New Public Management and the impact it has on the Voluntary Sector. Don’t all yawn at once. It’s due on January 2nd and I am determined to have it finished for next week so as to properly enjoy Christmas.
Have a peaceful and relaxing Christmas Ben.

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