Friday, 30 July 2010

Today has been a long day, 17 hours of rooting with very few breaks and I am almost ready to hit the hay. I have just one last drop of energy left and i thought i ought to use it to keep you informed with how things are going as we have been too busy to blog over the last few days.
Things have been pretty manic and we are working at super fast speed! It should be fast enough just in time and I hope to be finished rooting by tomorrow evening latest. Considering it would take me a week at least of on off rooting to root a Camden sized head, I'm doing a pretty good job for time but my body is not liking it so much. I ACHE!! i don't think i am going to be able to root again for at least another 2-3 weeks! Ouchie!

The last couple of days have been a hoot, here at Lesley's the topic of conversation have been vast, funny and strange too- one thing to remember is that when the three of us are together you can guarantee the conversation is not going to be dull.

So as you may have now gathered we have been rooting and filming that. It's going well and although we are both stressed and exhausted we are determined to make this a success. I think it was inevitable that towards the end of the week we would both be running out of steam so we need to get lots of sleep (not an easy thing when your rooting time is already severely cut down already)
In between rooting on film we have been curled on the sofa with pillows on our laps literally inches away from our faces, 17hrs of that today and I think I must have set a world record by now!?!?! Lesley thinks we are mad, I will take that too haha cos we are completely bonkers!!!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

So were on to day 3 of painting, we have nearly finished!! next comes the rooting, were ging to have to work so so hard as it would take us 50 hours to root a head the size of Corbin and Camdens, but we have 3 days so will have to work morning, noon and night!

Yesterday we were busy painting all day, oh and singing too! It was great fuin and we're really getting used to the camera and talking whilst working.

Yesterday was soo funny, Lesley was in such a silly mood, the topics of conversation ranged from fat shakes to pubic hair!! LMAO!!

This here is the Reggae Reggae sponge :D

Anyway the oven timer just went off so we're off till later!!

Monday, 26 July 2010

End of Day 1

Who ever would have thought that this filming malarkey would be so much fun?
I have had a fantastic day with Rachel and Lesley popping in and out too! The next week is much anticipated and I simply cannot wait to wire it all together.
It took a little while for us to get used to the camera and it was a little awkward at times while we were speaking ... um.. um ... um As I'm sure with all filming, there were a couple of funny hiccups that we look forward to showing you! But we have got the hang of it now and very much looking forward to filming the next layers of paint. It has been interesting to work with Rachel too, I have seen Rachel reborn before and vise versa but never start to finish and it's amazing all the things I have learned just working along side her.
We both feel it has been a successful day and although in bewteen baking there was a bit of waiting time, we soon found that void filled with tea breaks! Oh speaking of Tea, another light bulb suddenly pinged on this evening; Lesley has been calling me Cassimo for the last 2 days, particularly in the sentence 'Cassimo, make the tea' it only occurred to me while making tea this evening that Lesley was cross referring to me as a Tea maker rather like the coffee maker Tassimo! Cheeky git! And there is me thinking it was Lesley's new sweet pet name for me! hehe!

We have been taking lots of pictures of our journey and as well as using this blog for you to follow, it will also act as a wonderful journal for us to refer back to when we want to reminisce about our exciting adventure!

Goodnight! :D

Blue, Green, White...

Photos- day 1

GEEK!!! Eww, not a flattering photo haha!!

Sleeping Beauty!! Ahhhh

Check out our super cool camera! Its soo nice. And Lesley's beautiful Silver Cross pram with my Noah in it

Sneak Peek

Well we have started filming!! Its so much fun, although we haven't got much done yet as we've been too busy messing around with the camera, we're practically experts now! :)

Last night we gave Lesley's conservatory a make over, we have a gorgeous set fit for Hollywood, heehee! Just baking our first few layers so thought we'd come and post a few photos.

Talking of Hollywood, we already have a star on set. This is Ellie, and she used to be an Andrex puppy, so she is a natural in front of the lights and camera. We'll see if we can get some footage of her later.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

The Beginning

I have been wracking my brain for the last few days for the light bulb to suddenly switch on and my hidden creative writing skills to start flowing from my brain; through my finger tips and into exciting 'readable' words. Truth is, I can be sitting watching the tele and think of really good things to write on our new blog but by the time I get to my computer turn it on and log in, the thought has gone and the mind is completely blank... just what do you write on blogs?
I had been writing out big long paragraphs that make no sense or are completely flat, when all I really wanted to do is cling onto Rachel's ankles and plead for her help on the first post. But no, I've got to do this since the website is looking so amazing, so I have put on my big girl panties and would you look at that 4 sentences in and I'm still here! WOW! So this what blogging feels like, it seems likely that I will be here blogging on a daily basis then, about the much anticipated DVD tutorials and the incredible journey we face over the next coming weeks and months!

You just wouldn't believe all the things we need to make these DVDs a success but most of all your support is what is driving us to do the best we possibly can! What started out as some what small, has quickly snowballed into a huge project but we are both very excited yet nervous about the prospect of making tutorial DVDs!

The Camcorder arrived by Stork first thing Friday morning and I was itching to open the box and meet our new 'baby'!

Ohhh she's so beautiful, but I really hope this 'baby' comes with a manual!

After looking through the manual and looking up some definitions online, my head feels like it has grown a few inches in camcorder knowledge!
Just a couple more things to get in order and Rachel and I will be on our way to bringing you fantastic reborning DVDs, just like we reborn!!!