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Monday, 30 April 2012

Rheged Exhibition #2

This morning I helped frame and mount photos at the Rheged centre. The exhibition is called "Into the Wild" appropriate as the photos were all taken by adventure/wildlife and media students from my University. Below is a photo of the main wall of photos and me next to my favourite of mine.

Saturday, 28 April 2012


On a personal level I've had a eventful past week. I firstly managed to get out kayaking on three occasions the later resulting in a broken nose on Friday 20th. I managed to take a smiley picture when I was checking my teeth were all there, which they are. It was then my 21st Birthday which was excellent. The morning after my 21st I was filming Adam Hocking, one of the UK's top rock climbers with university. I was still quite wobbly when dangling on ropes on the crag but it quickly cleared my hangover. We also spent some time setting up and using a tyrolean traverse. Haven't seen any of that footage yet. Then on Thursday 26th I had a check up appointment at the hospital to decide the fate of my nose. I then ended up having an operation that night resulting in me staying over. I then had further operation the following day to try and sort my nose and returned home in the evening with vital painkillers.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Rheged Exhibition

Had a bit of luck with some more photos in a competition this week. My photos were selected to be shown in the Rheged Centre along with other photos from students studying on either the Adventure and Media or Wildlife and Media courses across all years. Students were allowed to enter one photo into each of the three categories which were available. I entered three photos and had all three selected to be shown, must be doing something right.

The three categories and my photos were...