Today I heard that Bob Baxter has passed away. I don’t really want to write a massive post, but I’d like to put up at least something out of respect. Bob was a really cool guy, and I had a lot of fun working with him. Bob gave me a break guest blogging with Tattoo Road Trip when other people probably wouldn’t, and he even did his best to make me sound much cooler than I actually was. He was always super nice, and I learned a lot from him. I’m really sad to see Bob go, and I hope that his family are all doing ok.
Things have been lovely and quiet lately- I absolutely love it. I think that, after being so busy for such a long time, it’s so good to be spending some time chilled out. I do love to write, but it feels brilliant to be able to come home after work and do as little as possible.
Obviously, because of this, I know I’ve been pretty quiet. I’m still waiting for the summer, but I’ve had some fun things to do as well. I had the absolute honour of photographing my friends Nikki and David for their wedding at the end of last month, which was fantastic fun. I’d love to share all of my photos with you, but I think they’re a very private and personal thing, so there’s just the one above in the headers. I’d love to do something like that again.
This weekend is a long weekend for me, so I’m pretty content today! I do miss my little blog though, so I’ll probably start updating this a lot more often once I’m quite happy that I’ve had a good break.
I feel as if I’m always waiting for better weather around here. I can’t wait for Spring to come along, so I can take more photos and enjoy being outside again. The Winter really sucks! I want good weather- hopefully it won’t be too soon, considering I took this photo in April last year:
Just one more month, then I’ll be okay!
If you follow Tattoosday UK, you may have noticed my update on there this afternoon. If not, here’s the Spark Notes version: I’ve decided that I won’t be updating that blog very often anymore. I think I’ve said all I wanted to say, and for it to be running for six years is kind of cool anyway.
I had actually written more on this to put here, but I think it’s all been said. I’m not going to disappear, of course- I make too much noise for that! I’m just focusing my attention on other things. Thanks for reading the blog for so long, though!
Hopefully the weather will get much better, and I’ll have even better photos to show you soon.
After spending six years writing about tattooing, it’s inevitable that anyone would get to a point where they’d want to branch out a little. I love tattooing completely, but I need to stretch my legs.
I’ve started to look for work that challenges my knowledge and skills. I also think that it’s worth me using these skills to bring some extra money in. When you live on your own, you become much more aware of money.
I’ve spent some time today polishing up this old blog, adding newer pictures and information to the ‘photography’ and ‘writing’ pages. I’ve also added a contact page where you can send me an email right from the blog. Look to the very top of this page to see them.
I’ve even got a CV- I know, I mean business, guys.
I’ll be spending a lot of time on this in the next few weeks, but don’t start thinking my other work will suffer- Tattoosday UK is back today! After taking a couple of weeks off, I’ve brought the site back today, so you can check that out too today.
If you’re a tattooer with some news to share, feel free to contact me so that I can get it up on the site for you!
I desperately need tea and sleep, so I’ll leave other updates for another day. I have some new things hopefully on the way, which would be awesome to share with you guys.
Well guys, I hope you’re all having a great new year. I’ve decided for the millionth time I’ll start blogging more, so let’s see how long this one lasts.
Generic New Year Post :
Well it’s been such a year, some ups and some downs. This year I’m going to latch onto whatever the new year resolution fad is, wish me luck! Let’s have a fantastic 2015 guys!
I’ve spent my new year seeing some amazing fireworks, eating lots of food, and spending my time with some great friends and my awesome boyfriend. It can’t really get much better than that for new years- who wants to get too drunk and be sick, that sucks.
Tomorrow, Stu and I will be up super early to get on a train to Edinburgh, and I am so excited! I’ll post some photos when I get back. I quite like doing the whole tourist thing, and I love Edinburgh. I’m hoping we have time for the zoo, the national museum and lots of coffee shops.
As much as I like to take the piss out of a lot of people who post self indulgent bollocks about their perfect year online, I do hope you guys all have a fantastic 2015 with lots of love and happiness.