Tough Mudder Dalkeith 2014

A few months ago I have upgraded my camera to Nikon D800.  It is not that I was unhappy with my D700 and that it deserved to be disposed of just yet, but a small accident involving a bottle of water and my camera together in my handbag made the decision that much…quicker.  Previously I have been using my partner’s Canons for filming, or flirting with the idea of getting a camcorder on my own, but D800 solved all those dilemmas (#firstworldproblems).

The first opportunity to use my new shiny DSLR for film making arouse at the Tough Mudder Dalkeith 2014 event .  A bunch of my friends participated and I was running along the lines with them, climbing the bins and and what not to get the best shots.  I also totally deserved that T-shirt that they got me in the end, as I gave them the last of my water and waited for them for 3h (sic!) in full sun eventually ending up with a heat stroke.  It sure was fun (apart of the waiting bit 😉 ), the video not so good, but hey, it was all for a good cause!

Although the video might not be as funny for you as it is for me because you do not know the people involved, but maybe it will encourage you (…or not) to take part in next year’s Tough Mudder fundraising.  I sure will be there filming again!

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AutumnWinter 14/15 Fashion Show by #Aymee Charlton. at #Seventeen in Aberdeen

Well, the title says its all. Or almost all. The Fashion Show had a place on 17 July 2014 at Seventeen on Belmont Street, Aberdeen, and it was a huge success. Although it was mainly for family and friends, I am sure that Aymee Charlton, who is a RUG Gray’s School of Art graduate, would be more than happy to invite you to her workshop.

Your local radio voice

Lidia Konar is a radio presenter at Polish Breakfast Show, on air every Saturday morning at SHMU FM. Lidia joined Breakfast in 2011 run at the time by Sebastian Liszka and myself, with help of another volunteer, Jakub Ochmanski. However her radio adventure did not start just then; Lidia was already a presenter of “Polish sounds.Taste it” at ME-FM since 2010, and before getting involved at ” Polish Breakfast” she helped with another show at SHMU, ‘The Breakfast Show’. Lidia studies Media at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, what helps her with theoretical background of work in Station House Media Unit. She also writes with a few publications in her portfolio already.

Lidia is a very active person. As long as I have known her, she always managed to combine study, work, a couple of volunteering positions and personal passions. She is genuine, open, and would never turn down a friend in need.

I have decided to show you her pictures as a beginning of a series “People” on my blog. I want to introduce you to great people with great causes, who are as beautiful outside, as they are inside.

The Torcher Parade

Every year through main streets of rather gloomy Aberdeen makes its way a colourful and joyful parade of funky dressed up students and members of local charities on floats – trucks with platforms  – where most of action happens. Every float has a different theme and is always new every year, so you can never see the same truck twice!

The Torcher Parade is currently the largest student torch-lit parade in Europe. It is a charity event with a long history, which originated with nurses collecting money for funding hospital wards! However with the awakening of Aberdeen Students’ Charities Campaign in1921 the event is now run by students, with Charities “Angus the Bull” mascot (and University of Aberdeen Rector on its back!) leading the trail.

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