Friday, 31 December 2010

The last spin in 2010

Grange Growers garden centre in Kilternan
We went for a spin, yesterday..

The last spin in 2010

The last spin in 2010

The last spin in 2010

The last spin in 2010

The last spin in 2010

The last spin in 2010

The last spin in 2010

The last spin in 2010

My cute godson H

Godson H
His family is from Sri Lanka - he was born in Ireland.

Godson H likes bead bracelets..
Just for comparison - he was this tiny in May (below);

Holding my friends' baby, H =)

Monday, 27 December 2010

As the year is almost over..

You Had a Fantastic Year!
Compared to most years, last year was definitely great.
Overall, you're living a much better life than you were twelve months ago.
And nothing is a better mark of a good year.
Here's to hoping next year is even better!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

I went Christmas shopping

Snowy Seafront
I bought two presents and then wrote all my Christmas cards @ Molloy's. They'll all be late, but fuck it.. I don't care.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The lights are up

Christmas decorations 2010
Our Christmas decorations are more or less the same, year after year..

Christmas decorations 2010

Ugly industrial looking Christmas stamps

Ugly Christmas stamps 2010
I couldn't believe it when I got these new Christmas stamps.. They look like some industrial parcel stickers! :O

Imagine buying nice traditional cards or making your own, with beautiful envelopes and everything, and then ruining them with these.. Not impressed with An Post..

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The third and final (!!!) "last day" of Camelot! LOL

The last day of Camelot (S1)
At this point, it's a bit ridiculous already, but yes, I had my very last day of Camelot today - again.. For the third (and final, apparently) time..

The very last day of Camelot (S1)
There was snow again, and people still hadn't had enough with snow fight (after Monday), so it went on for the whole day.. This time, some of it also took place in the portacabin, which was a complete mess.. But the day was otherwise quiet, and I loved being there. I was the only female extra, until they got a first-timer in, later on. Due to call times and all, I got my little share of "star treatment" (hehe..) as I had the whole hair and makeup cabin and team all for myself =D I got another costume as well, which was actually my 10th!

The very last day of Camelot (S1)
Earlier stuff here, here, here & here..

Monday, 29 November 2010

OK, just ONE more day of Camelot! =D

So, I was woken up at 8:45am today, and asked to be at Ardmore Studios at 10am today.. And I'm glad that I was too sleepy to remember the snow situation and everything, so I said yes.. And 30 minutes later, I was in a taxi =D

My very last day as a Camelot extra, and costume #9
So, this time it really was my last day as a Camelot extra (unless I get picked for season 2, which would be awesome, of course..), and this was my 9th and last costume.

I am SO glad that I got this "bonus day" as last Thursday was a bit of a disappointment as last days go, but today was a dream job! I got a really good spot on the scene (where a little boy had fallen and died), and I can't wait to see it..

(Earlier Camelot entries here, here & here)

PS, there's a Facebook Page about Camelot extras, check it out..

Friday, 26 November 2010

No more Camelot :*(

My last day as a Camelot extra :*( - and costume #8
I'm suffering from post-Camelot depression as Thursday was my last extra day on Camelot :*( Above, my 8th (and last) costume.

Ideally, the last day would have been with max. 60 extras, seats for all (without anyone feeling like a sardine), plenty of good banter during breaks, etc. As it happened, though, it was anything but!

Too many extras, if you got a seat, you held on to it and felt like a sardine, lunch was a disaster (the cafeteria ran out of food..), and I didn't even have a chance to share certain photo material related to a private joke.

Still, God I miss Camelot already! Waah! Waah!

(Earlier stuff here and here)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Ulster Bank - the worst bank ever?

Ulster Bank - the bank that closed my previous account without bothering to notify me about it, leaving me totally without a bank account for several years, during which time they also attempted to send my savings cheque to my old address, where I hadn't lived in years (and they well knew it).. I could go on..

Well, I'm pissed off with them again.

Recently, I needed to buy a new phone, pronto. I had enough money on my account, so I grabbed my ATM card (which I hadn't used in ages, but which hadn't expired, either) and went to withdraw enough money for the phone, before going to the O2 shop to buy it. Only I didn't get any money from the ATM - just a slip telling me that my attempt was denied. WTF?!?

It was already after the bank closing time, and getting close to the O2 shop closing time as well. So, there I was, desperately needing a new phone on that very day, and with this stupid cunt of a bank fucking things up, yet again, as only Ulster Bank can.. (Yes, I am aware of other banks being able to fuck things up as well, but Ulster Bank has to be the worst..)

Luckily, I was able to borrow enough money to buy that phone, but when I went to the bank, later on, to ask why I hadn't been able to withdraw money with my ATM card, I was asked had I not received a new card in the post - well, I hadn't. Apparently, their computer system was claiming that I'd been sent a new card & PIN letter, but I'd never received any such stuff. However, that was the reason why my old ATM card wasn't working anymore. Thanks for telling me, FFS..

Anyway, they promised to send me the new card & PIN, which I received, last week.

I'm just after activating my new card with a text message (well, at least that seemed to work - or rather, I got an auto-reply saying that they'll activate the card by 6pm tomorrow, after which I should receive another text message..), and after that, I opened the PIN letter. To get the PIN, you need to scratch a given area of the letter, which I did.. But wait, it was an Ulster Bank letter, so obviously, it just couldn't work.. No, instead of getting my PIN, I found that scratching the given area had actually removed the PIN as well! So, now I've a new ATM card, which should be activated tomorrow, but no PIN.

I'm just guessing that it probably won't be possible to even get a new PIN letter, either - after all, it'd be way too complex for Ulster Bank.. So, maybe I'll need to get a whole NEW card & PIN letter..

I - hate - Ulster Bank.

(I know, there's an obvious question: why am I still/again with Ulster Bank? Unfortunately, I've no other option. Don't ask for more details, because it's none of your business.)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

About Flickr

My flickr Pro account expired, so my older flickr photos are probably not visible, at the moment.. I am planning to renew it, but as I've no credit card, I'm going to have to use someone else's card. Anyway, the pics will be visible again, sooner or later.

Crisis over - Pro account renewed for two years =)

Perfect excuse to drink some cider

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Looklet dollies

I've been having fun on Looklet (my profile), and I had a lot more to say about that website, but the idiots who designed, clearly didn't know what the fuck they were doing, so it's all gone now, and I'm not going to type it again.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Some more Camelot costumes

To continue with this earlier topic;

Camelot costume #7 (just a new cloak, though)
Last night @ Kilruddery (although the snap was taken back at Ardmore Studios)

Female Briton today - Camelot poverty
Last week @ Ardmore Studios

I'm still sort of levitating after last night.. The Best Location Experience Ever! (Even with chest infection..)

Camelot - village in episode #1 - on location @ Kilruddery

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Vintage shades =D

More vintage shades
Mam sent me two big parcels, and I got three pairs of cool (=horrible!) vintage shades =D This is my favourite pair!

This week, I've been mainly waiting around...

Hi, I'm from the Bible! (My 5th Camelot costume)
It's been my toughest extra week ever, but I've loved every minute of it =) This time, I was a very Biblical looking merchant; "Hi, I'm from the Bible!" (It's for Camelot, though)

My earlier Camelot costumes:

My 4th Camelot extra costume

My second Camelot extra costume, but now with a different apron

My second Camelot extra costume

My first Camelot extra costume

Normally, I just sit in front of the laptop, so four loooong extra days with 4-5 hours of sleep betweem them, has left me quite spent, but I'd do it all again, anytime.. And I love the other extras - waiting around doesn't have to be boring.. =P