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TV

Crikey! I like it!

It a guilty pleasure to which I don’t mind admitting. I love shows about animals, and Steve Irwin was pretty cool. To some over the top, but you could never deny his passion.

His kids are little versions of him, maybe it’s sometimes a little contrived, but I hope they truly enjoy what they are doing in their father’s name and for causes they believe in.

So I watch…

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Work

Client Launches

We’re off to a client launch today… we very rarely do this. Our client is launching their new brand, new site, and new clinic.

Incidentally, it’s a client we’ve had, through our previous company, for over 13 years and we’ve ALWAYS been banned from even saying that we work with them. That includes having our name on their site, even in code, talking about them being our client with other potential clients, and having case studies written about the work we’ve done with them.

Their reasoning being: 
1. they are paying us to do the work we do, 
2. they spend a lot of money on advertising and building their brand so they don’t want others essentially riding their coat-tails.

We’ve always accept these terms. 

We’ll David is clearly a very nice person to work with, because without us prompting the client in question has given us permission to put our name on their site… it was a great compliment for David and a testament to the relationship he has built with the client.

Thing is, David isn’t keen on putting our name on the site now… only because we didn’t design the site, or branding, and also because there is not really a logical place in the new design to place our name that won’t impede the design. ☺️

So even if we don’t put our name there, we’re still pretty happy to have the client recognise all the hard work that has gone into their site, now, and over the past decade.

I note I haven’t mentioned the client here, only because I don’t want their name directly related to this text, but I’m sure there will be an announcement in a couple of days.

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TV

The Mandalorian

Disney is doing quite the many things with the Star Wars franchise since they bought it. They’ve produced several new films across different story lines: sequels, prequels, new stories with new characters, cartoons, etc And now a live action TV show, one of the first offerings from the Disney+ streaming service.

A Mandalorian Walks Into a Bar
A Mandalorian Walks Into a Bar

Spoilers ahead, and in the images, sorry, but I had to share the cuteness that is.

The baby Yoda in the Mandalorian
The Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian

“The Mandalorian” as the show is titled is, from watching the first episode, an interesting jaunt into the world of Star Wars. While little is known of the time frame we are confronted with a visual part way through that would make the coldest of hearts melt, and it puts the storyline even more a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away… we have a baby Yoda and I’m filled with an abundance of joy and love for the little guy. He’s so darn cute. Though I guess calling him a baby is a little odd, because he’s apparently 50 years old at this point in the story.

Mando and the cutest co-pilot in the world
Mando and the cutest co-pilot in the world!
The Mandalorian in a shootout
The Mandalorian in a shootout
The Mandalorian meets his match
The Mandalorian meets his match
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Family & Friends

Guess Who?

Who else can say they are a character in Guess Who? (unofficially). A very funny message to get this morning from my sister. ❤️

Guess Who?
Anyone for a game of Guess Who?
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Daily Life

Murat @ Dog Rocks

Murat at Dog Rocks
Murat at Dog Rocks

I’ve wanted to shoot at Dog Rocks with a model for the longest time, and yesterday we finally did it. Thanks to David for organising our model Murat. He was awesome and was quite brave to climb up on this huge rock and brave the cold and wind to make this shot.

This is an early edit, I’ll post the updated edit in the comments and see if you can spot the differences…🧐

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Daily Life

Capture One

David is encouraging me to try out Capture One 12, again. I think it was something like version 4 the last time I used it and it was buggier than an ant hill. It would crash every 5 seconds.

Given that the next version is apparently going to be version 20, I’m not sure how many versions there have been since I last used it.

I do have to say, I’ve been using it for less than 10 minutes and there are already a lot of things to love about it.

Photo here is Murat at Dog Rocks. I think there were between 5-7 bridal parties come through while we were there.

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Daily Life

I miss Elaine already!

It’s 8:30am on a Saturday and we have just finished the housework, we woke up at 6am. I want to go back to the days when we had someone else to do it for us. 🤣

I’m sure Elaine is enjoying her time in the Gold Coast sun, but we really do miss her.

After having her visiting our house, for 3 hours every week for the last two and a half years, she kind of became part of the family. It wasn’t just about the cleaning. There were literally weeks where we were so busy with work, Elaine was the only other person we saw for the whole week. 🤭

There’s a saying “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” well that doesn’t apply here… we always appreciated Elaine for everything she did for us. We knew when she told us just a few weeks back she was packing up and moving we were going to miss her.

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Daily Life

Come to Town

It’s the busiest weekend on our little town’s social calendar! The Strawberries and Cherries Festival.

Come to town and pick some fruit… taste it fresh from the source. We won’t be here, we have photo shoots planned, but feel free to visit. 🤗