The Great Escape

It’s been a long long weekend! But I wouldn’t change it for a minute. Yes this is another work post, but the glimpse of music and happy people make Brighton more lively than usual for one weekend.

Discovering a band before your friends always has a twinge of pride along with it, which is probably why the up and coming got just as big a crowds as the well known.

It’s all over for another year, bring on the next event.

All the best,
Char

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Oxford May morning

I wouldn’t want to do an all nighter with any other team. There’s something about knowing that you all have each other’s back that makes even the strangest positions seem normal when doing the security for an event.

A very early start in oxford brought out students earlier than you have ever seen them up before.

It brought the weird and wonderful and smiles to all the faces around.

Being such a historic place, almost all the buildings were so picturesque, this was just one of them. Even if it was just a millisecond as we walked past, it was great to see them still standing.

Go out of your way to experience life

All the best
Char

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Goodbye Dover

It’s been a while since my last post, definitely too long. The trouble is, with work and other commitments it’s nice to sometimes relax. I have been taking photos throughout the time you haven’t heard from me, but just sometimes it’s nice to take photos and let them speak for themselves.

It comes to a point, as a photographer where you wish people would see photos as art. People can pass by so many scenes that to a photographic eye could look amazing.

Dover is full of amazing photos, while working there it’s hard to find many of them. Although this one caught my eye on the journey and it just shows that one person doing something might not be as powerful as a collective. These are admission stickers to Dover castle that have been stuck on the back of a road sign close to the car park.

It shows how people want to leave a part of them there, be a part of something and feel like they belong.

Maybe you alone can’t make a difference, but if everyone thought that then there really would only be one guy shouting to get his voice heard.

All the best
Char

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Read for pleasure

No one should read nothing. It’s been a long time since I have picked up a book and read it cover to cover, but ‘the fault in out stars’ has captivated me and has been a great start to reading a book just for pleasure all over again.

It has such a touchy subject as the key point in the book, but never once skirts around the reality of cancer in a child or how the main character ‘Hazel’ feels about being ‘a side effect’ as they all seem to call themselves. It isn’t a typical ‘ I feel sorry for myself about my cancer’ but instead a book about how a teenager will never grow up, even if she grows in age her parents will always have to be there. I haven’t read the whole book yet but strongly recommend it already.

Books are being replaced by tv and films, and kids now a days don’t bother with the book, as quite often the good ones are made into a film. What they don’t realise is you loose so much detail, from a book that could take you a week to read, to be crammed into 90-120 minutes. How does that seem fair to someone’s creativity? Aspects lost that reader gripped onto, or story lines just completely dropped because it doesn’t fit in with the directors view.

You can get so lost in a book, and forget your surroundings. It isn’t quite the same at a cinema.

Take a moment for yourself

All the best
Char

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Your fuel, refuel

This was the scene yesterday at the Brighton marathon finish, where runners had just run over 26 miles. Personally, I think they’re crazy!

The looks on faces going past of pain, pride, and even relief made it worthwhile to everyone helping there.

A lot were just pleased it was over I think, and some just wanted to lay down.

Personally I think a marathon is a real test on your mental perseverance than your fitness. It doesn’t matter what time you finish, but finishing is the ultimate goal.

This should be a lot of people’s outlook on life, it’s not always a race to do things first or finish before someone else but achieving the same goal and helping each other out along the way.

Remember, slow and steady wins the race

All the best
Char

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