10 Mar 2010

TAPE TIMINGS FOR FLORISTS

Tape1:

TIMINGS

DESCRIPTIONS

00:02:17

Filling bucket with water

This flows through to next shot

00:10:07

Woman with water walks past and girl arranges flowers

00:19:20

Sweep over flowers in shop....

00:25:02

... conversation customer sending flowers

Natural

00:30:13

Customer at till

00:48:12

Flowers

00:51:10

Lady collecting flowers ... slight zoom on flowers as she walks away

01:13:13

Conversation with customer on process and style of bouquets

02:25:05

View of back room, two ladies working

02:40:01

Lady making a funeral spray, zooms in to flowers

03:01:13

View of floor, moving through to shop

03:04:09

Moves up over flowers, slightly out of focus... sound of the till

Creative shot of flowers, some in focus etc

03:25:01

Customer leaves, says goodbye, walks out

Natural process of buying flowers

03:32:10

Lady talks about order

03:38:16

Follows in to back room

03:46:07

Notes the order

03:55:21

Lady goes back to work and starts conversation with colleague

04:05:13

Discussion about flowers

04:43:12

Hear lady talk about order “red and yellow, a Spanish flag)

04:54:19

Zoom in on order sheet

05:02:10

Lady flicks thought book of flowers to create order

05:18:12

Close up on spray of flower spread with “are these going out back

Reality of working in a small space, messy and hectic etc

05:28:24

Lady takes flowers to the back room

05:37:10

Shot of the back room with lots of flowers etc

06:14:06

Lady chats about making a tea and it being the most important job of the day (follows her making tea

06:36:04

View of wall in ‘office’ of orders stuck on the wall

06:47:18

Girl fills jug with water, zoom in on jug as she walks back to flowers

06:58:08

Fills bunch of flowers with water

Nice tight shot of water flowers

07:00:18

Close up of watering flowers

07:27:02

Girl still in shot, lady walks in behind to work ...

07:34:16

They start talking, close up of lady’s face

Close and personal, hearing her on the phone, natural conversation ...

07:45:01

Phone rings ... discusses order ... in and out of focus with close ups,

... nice shots of talking on phone and her hand

08:29:02

Blurred close up on lady in background

Arty shot

09:07:24

Lady starts new flower arrangement

Good example of whole process like factory line ... bunch after bunch

09:24:16

Back in shops, shots of flowers and then lady putting through car payment

10:08:03

Outside shops – zoom in on flowers and door and the sign

10:25:05

Walk down the steps in to the shop

10:34:21

View of flowers as you walk in the door and shot of lady in backroom

10:39:18

Ladies talking and teasing worker Toni – zoom in on Toni’s face

11:06:16

Lady talks about where she lives, zoom in on her face, she carries on counting flowers, blurred zoom on her

11:34:00

Collecting flowers

11:54:01

Lady talks about when she started working at shop, etc – zoom on her face

Natural as she calls herself an “old fart”

12:22:22

Show of flowers, lady picking up in front

13:16:01

Lady walks in to shot from back room talks about how Toni hates deliveries – continues to tease her

13:44:23

Shot of all girls working, talking – zoom in to back room

13:58:10

Banter between ladies, shots of backroom whilst putting together bunches

14:48:11

Shots/pan of shops flowers

15:19:06

Lady leaving shop to go on walking delivery to Canon Street

15:33:09

Talks about how nice it is to give flowers to people while walking

16:05:05

The walk to the delivery as she chats about different places in Winchester and what they used to be/mean

21:58:10

Approaches house, no one is so leaves flowers with note

23:15:24

The walk back to the shop or the “dungeon”

23:48:20

Returns to shop, meet colleague on steps to help customer

23:52:08

Goes inside shops camera follows her from behind and into the backroom where work continues

25:26:06

Blurred flowers, sound of lady working and cutting flowers

25:39:04

Joke about saving elastic bands to make rubber ball

25:47:08

General view round the back room – focussing and zooming in and out of flower arrangements to helium balloon saying “ I love you”

29:58:09

Customer, asking question while camera pans the office and in to the shops and pans over the flowers. Zoom to customer talking and outside to flowers on the floor

31:15:11

Customer

31:18:02

Flowers, zooms in on the roses

31:37:02

Move in to back room where the delivery man is back from taking flowers

31:45:07

Has a receipt, checks to see if there is a customer, shot of customer at the till

Nice view of behind the scenes

31:53:13

Mix of conversation between the front and back rooms of the florists – cam on customer + lady walks from back into shot

32:09:10

More flowers + customer

33:00:08

Casual chat with the lady she tells us about the store and how she is “part of the fixtures and fittings”

Human and down to earth shows she is not shy about what she says

33:42:07

Till and flowers

34:02:16

Close up/blurred customer back of head

34:09:04

Lady walks into back room with an order

34:30:03

Cam stays in shop – (pans around fast)

34:44:03

View of shelf with bunches of pre-made flowers

34:54:04

View of door to back room

35:01:06

Zoom from till to flowers next to the front door, can hear light chatter in backroom

35:14:07

Laughter coming from back room

Effective – banter in workplace

35:24:01

View of lady in backroom

35:38:01

Girl eats lunch in small stairwell, lady opens/closes door – they arrange lunch times for delivery man

Relaxed/laughter and chatter

35:46:04

Lady takes an order/receipt to till from backroom + walks back again

Process (below)

36:11:05

Lady then continues to spray flowers to get them wet(zoom)

36:37:02

“Hello how can I help you?”

36:45:23

Lady talks with customer, camera shoots flowers

37:16:21

Lady with customer and flowers

37:56:16

Lady wraps flowers and the customer browses

38:09:12

Zoom into Interflora sign

38:14:05

Close up of till. Lady helps customer with envelope for her card and ties flowers

38:57:16

Customer talks at till as pays

38:59:01

New customer walks through the door

39:17:02

Both customers: one exits, one says hello (they knew each other)

REALITY (everyday life as you bump into people you know, everywhere you go

39:34:23

New customer talks to till asks for Japanese plants (she is foreign)

40:06:05

Customer still talks at till (lady suggests another store – Hill Garden Centre)

40:17:05

Customer exits, lady approaches camera

40:27:01

Pan to door and flowers

40:26:12

Lady talks about the customer saying “ interesting, never buys anything, always asks ridiculous questions that is never fulfilled, but there you go”

Polite to the customer, but shows that stress of work begins to come out through the day

40:44:21

Lady smiles and goes back to work

Tape 2:

TIMINGS

DESCRIPTION

COMMENT

00:00:20

Phone rings, lady is talking, all ladies in back room, man’s voice. Discussing places to go for dinner

Conversation

00:08:16

Man walks in, phone still ringing – cramped and small space

00:17:14

Lady arranging flowers, zooms in – blurs on flowers

00:36:24

“Where are we going? The Slug and lettuce?” man says “yeah”

00:47:10

Lady looks at camera – ‘realises’ were filming

00:57:10

Man opens door, walks up stairs with flowers

01:06:14

People talking – view of flowers

01:08:24

Pan of room, walk past lady into shops – view of flowers ... talking fades ... pan of shops

01:32:17

Zoom into arrangement of flowers - blurs

01:44:01

View of backroom – lady walks into shot

01:54:23

3 people in back, talking about an order

02:11:15

In backroom, lady works, girl in door way

02:16:05

Lady walks past – man returns

02:31:12

Lady wonders what she should talk about - finally it’s what they like about their job

02:36:17

“I hate working here” is heard – turns to camera and laughs

02:45:20

Talks about why floristry is nice job to do

WARNING swear word of “what a loads of bollocks” is in this clip

03:02:22

Shows some nice spring flowers and chats about them

03:13:08

Zoom into lady’s face as she talks about spring (out of focus) talks about Mother’s day

03:42:11

Lady wraps bouquet up and zooms into the flowers

04:02:09

Chatter about deliveries and orders

04:21:05

Shot of flower bouquet on the table in the backroom

04:26:15

Zooms into flowers in lady’s hand and then zooms out

04:35:02

Girl walks into backroom from the shop as lady talks to her

04:45:00

Lady drinks coffee, zooms into other lady wrapping flowers and then zoom out

05:07:18

Girl brushes basket of dust and mud

05:26:20

Back to ladies working rear doorway

05:28:20

Man (delivery) walks into shot to collect bunch of flowers

05:39:04

Zoom in – out of focus on man’s face (flowers in background)

05:48:22

Lady attaches card to bouquet

06:03:05

Zoom into lady’s hands with card + sticks onto flowers

Nice shot of hands working

06:15:05

Man picks up flowers, and carries out of the door

06:30:20

Lady explains who the man is as she holds a box

06:42:05

Walks through, other lady is then in shot

Good follow through

06:50:02

Flowers next to door, in shops pans and zooms out of focus on to flowers

07:08:03

Pan of shop

07:16:11

Back to view of ladies talking in backroom

07:22:05

Lady picks up flowers + takes them into the back store room

07:34:17

Lady walks into shop area – zoom into face as talks about flowers she is holding + puts on table

07:49:05

Starts telling what Toni is doing + zooms into the girl and flowers on the work bench

07:58:18

Lady discusses what occasions they cover + cuts flowers “we do funeral work which is very sad”

08:10:12

Talk about happy occasions too – zooms into face as they talk

08:17:23

Picks up flowers, delivery man enters again

08:28:23

Carries flowers out of the shot, shot of man in back room then view of flowers

08:33:17

Zoom in on pink roses and out again

08:42:18

Lady addresses someone outside “Morning ... How are you?”

08:47:03

Camera turns to door – view of lady outside arranging flowers, talking with someone “feels like spring today doesn’t it?”

08:59:06

“Nice to see you, bye!” + walks to stairs, comes down and walks back into shop

09:22:07

View ladies in backroom, zoom into work bench, girl writes on paper ... lady walks in shot holding bulb

09:59:11

Outside, shot of florists sign, walk down stairs, and enters shop

WARNING... camera slips as Max slips down the bottom step

10:15:09

Walk through shop into backroom

10:21:19

Lady working on basket with bulbs, girls walks into shot, sounds of water in background

10:36:10

Lady talks about why she likes working there, and why she started floristry zooms into her face whilst talking

11:04:14

Zoom into basket of flowers. Lady talks to girl

11:12:14

Lady talks about liking talking to the public – zoom into her eyes “I’m more the shop person”

11:34:12

Laughs and picks up flowers, walks past “I like all aspects of it ... just lovely working with flowers”

11:50:12

Carries on working – talking about relationship between each other

12:20:02

Lady talks about reducing some flowers, walks to get rid of – writes price on sign and zooms into flowers

12:50:12

Lady works on flowers, see others in background

13:00:03

Picks up flowers + walks outside – follow her up stairs, lady trips “almost caught me falling down the stairs, that wouldn’t be a first.”

13:18:03

Walks downstairs, into backroom. Giggles about nearly falling over

13:47:13

Group chatter

14:03:11

Zoom in on basket makes me a story about a little fairy garden

14:18:10

Lady passes flowers to man

14:29:07

Zoom in on price – view of floor and pan on flowers

14:55:11

Flowers, sound of lady cutting and pan over to lady working, stripping ribbons

15:11:01

Lady tells us more about flowers – ties bunches with the ribbon

15:48:12

Talks about how long she has worked there and how floristry has changed her life

16:40:03

Close up of above shot

Especially of her mouth

16:51:11

Continues her chat about her career

17:06:15

Lady talks about other lady named Nikki, and her career – zooms into Nikki’s face as she talks

17:18:10

Then zooms into Toni, as 1st lady talks about her coming from school as a apprentice

17:30:05

Close up of Toni and her reaction

17:56:00

Shot moves behind Toni

18:05:09

Ask if she is allowed to use the Lilies in the backroom, Boss lady has a disagreement about using them “I don’t care, No!” she says strongly.

Funnily says that “Toni likes to think she is in charge”

Shows conflict in the work place

19:02:18

Lady looks for something in the backroom

19:13:01

View of kitchen area and stairs

19:19:23

Lady finds Lilies, picks – sound of someone saying “Hello” – zoom into flowers lady back to work bench

19:43:22

Walks out and customer at till

19:49:03

Zooms into her chatting to customer

20:00:21

Toni walks back into shops from outside, goes into back room

20:10:10

Zoom into flowers on work bench

20:36:08

Lady working in shop, other lady starts talking to her, shot moves to her, zoom in and then she walks out

Real conversation between ladies

20:56:10

Zoom into flowers on bench

20:07:02

Lady talking with girl in shops, zoom into lady’s face + moves to girl talking

21:41:02

Lady talks about funeral work, as she cuts flowers, stops talking thinks we stopped filming

Continues talking about what type of things people have for funerals and long funny weird ‘names’ they have which put “me and Toni in stitches.”

Says “ you will have to cut that bit out” as she got ‘scared’

22:21:00

Zoom in on lady. “Entertaining working in floristry” then moves back to lady at the work bench

23:06:03

Girl working on flowers at work bench

23:18:00

Pans down in bin filled with flowers

23:26:08

Zoom in to yellow flowers on bench and zooms out

23:44:22

Leaves backroom goes into the shop and past ladies working

23:51:24

Slow, low pan of flowers in shop and pans up to lady working

24:42:18

Lady asks girl “did you phone up about funeral delivery time Toni?”

24:56:06

View of both ladies working, zoom and close up on face

Process

25:16:08

Lady snips flowers

25:27:20

Hands working

Nice view of only hands working

25:50:24

Low shot of lady working, more flowers, re-arranges shop flowers, goes back and forth then out of shot

26:33:20

Back to lady and girl in backroom, slow zoom on bench – sound of water in background

26:50:22

Lady walks back into shot, starts cutting flowers and putting in bucket

27:05:20

Close up of lady

27:28:17

Zoom in on flowers in bucket

27:42:02

Lady write on new price stick

27:56:16

Moves to flowers pans across and blurs

28:06:03

Follows lady outside, and she talks about weather

28:45:07

Lady cuts new plant

29:09:25

Lady turns and goes to put plants in shop

29:30:06

Follow lady from till to backroom, other lady now in shop, talking

29:49:01

Pan shop and view outside

30:01:01

Girls walks back into shop and into backroom, lady re-enters shop

30:21:03

Close up/zoom on purple flowers

30:39:01

Back to lady at work bench in background

30:59:09

Close up on flowers and lady’s hands, she write on a price stick and sticks it in flowers

Smoothed focussed on shot

31:14:03

Lady in back room cuts roses for bouquet

31:32:00

Lady talks of when things get stressful and what they do to chill out, talks about long days on 38 hours

32:56:16

Talks about brides and weddings etc

33:03:23

Writes price on sticks, puts in flowers places on the floor

33:21:06

Girls steps in to shot and collects flowers

33:55:01

Move back to lady – girls walks out

34:06:03

Lady works and in backroom other lady puts together a spray of flowers, zooms into work bench and flowers

34:23:01

Talks about her favourite flowers and how they change with the season or occasion

34:54:03

Zoom into lady

35:05:10

Lady talks about the flowers she is holding and shot zooms into vase she puts them in

35:22:15

“We’d use this as a filler in flower bunches” and she talks about how it is used

35:47:17

Throws wrapper away, picks up bin

35:55:15

Girl steps into shot and walks into backroom – lady still talking

36:15:10

Lady still filling vase “Oh I think they are boring” is heard

36:34:01

Lady points out colours she likes moves to roses and zooms in and out and back to the lady

37:00:13

Picks up vase, moves to spot in shops and then walks to backroom

37:17:17

Pan flowers – close up of ivy, and pan across more flowers (quick view of lady in back and zoom into red flowers)

37:45:01

Still in shop, pan more flowers, till area, back around and lady has returned

37:58:12

Lady arranging different flowers, sips coffee and starts to describe / showing another flower, zooms in and close up of lady’s face

38:18:07

Shows pink flowers, that are “pretty when they open up like that”

38:38:09

Lady talks to lady in backroom – zoom into lady as she turns and she addresses new customer

39:02:18

View lady talking to customer – serves her at the till

39:24:17

Zoom into lady as she talks

39:33:01

News customer has entered and waits behind the other – talks about chocolate and zooms into lady

39:45:15

New customer steps to the till as the other leaves – says “nice and spring like today”

30:24:02

Lady wraps flowers for customer and close up of lady

Tape 3:

TIMINGS

DESCRIPTIONS

COMMENTS

00:00:00

to

00:15:22

Ladies working in backroom, puts something on to the stairs and it falls down

 

00:15:22

to

01:13:01

Continues to watch woman making flowers arrangement, cuttings flowers perfectly – moves to front of the store

 

01:13:01

to

02:34:13

Watches lady in front store doing flowers and back to zoom out of the flower arrangement in back room – out of focus close up of the lady

Good as they continue to chat throughout

02:40:07

to

03:08:23

Close up of lady’s lips talking then pan around office

Good close up on the lips as you can see what she is saying

03:08:23

to

04:37:08

Zoom in and out of flowers in backroom

 

04:37:08

to

06:00:14

Walks out to front and back to the backroom – follows one lady to front of the shop – on the phone talking about an order she delivered, leaving a message explaining what happened

 

06:00:14

to

07:23:12

Pan outside of the shop – shot then pans round shop to lady with lilies – close up of the face

Background traffic noise

07:23:12

to

09:19:18

Follows woman to backroom, comes back to her with vase – other lady starts lunch – shot follows her to cuttings flowers with zoom out of the ceiling to show whole shop

 

09:19:18

to

10:44:13

Shot of flowers around the shop – to door close up of the orange flowers and others as it pans round to pink roses

Shot from low looking round WARNING: may be some buzzing from a mobile phone

10:44:13

to

13:24:14

View up stairs and close up of flowers which zooms out and pears up to lady cutting flowers – close up of hands working

Zoom into green flowers – to woman and follows her putting them on shop floor

Process

13:26:14

to

14:17:17

Zoom into flower arrangement on work bench, and photo of it on the wall – follows to a zoom on Tetley tea bags on the side

 

14:17:17

to

16:05:17

Zoom on pink roses as she says what they are, picks dead petals off and cuts them before arranging in vase –

Large close up/zoom out of single rose then to other roses and pans other flowers

 

16:05:17

to

19:43:01

Back to lady with close up of her eyes and hands, she then starts on new set of flowers. She chats to other lady – Talks about where they get deliveries and zooms into her mouth

 

19:43:01

to

21:21:22

Hear running water, chatter between all three people, zoom on mouths and group shot as Jeremy (delivery man) is leaving

 

21:39:10

to

23:17:04

Phone rings – lady who made walking order earlier calling to ask about the message left for her – chatter is casual and friendly

 

23:17:04

to

24:50:07

Back to pink rose’s zoom/out of focus and back again, shot goes to backroom door where both ladies are.

Shows to camera green flowers from earlier, and talks about them – zooms into other lady finishing her flower arrangement

 

24:50:08

to

25:42:24

Talks to screen about white rose and its uses, talks about any strange orders she has had – talks about her bf buying her an order that was veg in a flower arrangement

Good shot of her eyes while talking and shows she is comfortable talking about personal life

25:42:24

to

26:23:04

Asks other lady – talks about funerals and weird things they get asked for like flags, tanks etc – hear “good afternoon” in background as customer arrives

 

26:23:04

to

27:18:07

Chatter with customer and bee back of her head as she leaves and zooms onto purple flowers and back to lady working

 

27:18:07

to

30:00:01

View of shops and flowers – shot of two women working – zooms into woman at backroom and different flowers/ribbons – Zooms out to large shot à Lady walks back into shot and continues working

 

30:00:01

to

31:59:12

Wide shot of working, nice flowers in view either side of shot. Zoom out and then back in slightly out of focus then focuses as zooms in.

Nice and steady shot

NO!!!!! Shaking of camera

31:59:12

to

33:46:06

Customer Mr Orange comes in – talks about his wife out of hospital and better after getting over Cancer- camera looks at flowers, chocolates and all over the shop

 

33:46:06

to

34:56:17

Continues conversation with customer zooms in on flowers he will buy with him saying in background “want to see what a real happy customer looks like?” – watches transaction and him from the back – he looks straight into the camera and it follows him out the shop

 

34:56:17

to

37:00:07

Shot of shops name outside and then look inside shop through the door – zooms into people working and slightly out of focus

è View through shop window to flowers

è View of them working on flowers

 

37:00:07

to

37:45:24

(Spies) on lady working through leaves hanging in the shop, zooms in on her

REAL fly on the wall/spying shot!!!

37:45:24

to

40:28:21

Shot from kneeling on the floor and panning round the room to flowers then panning up watching people working – sweep up and zoom into orange flowers and out again

 

40:28:21

to

41:03:02

Last shot of flowers and close up

 

Tape Timings - Florists

These will not upload but have them on my computer

4 Mar 2010

Tape Timings for New Winch Review: Koyansquasti

Tape1:

TIMINGS

DESCRIPTION

COMMENTS

00:00:00

to

05:28:01

Shot of town from the high point of St Giles Hill

 

05:29:04

to

10:59:07

Bright scene of cars at the roundabout. Smoke is also coming out of the chimney (looks good)

Bin bag in shot in the top right and left corner. Shot will need to be cut

10:59:07

to

17:30:21

Bright scene of cars in town, scene is becoming darker and traffic is beginning to build up.

Bin bag shows more in this shot for several minutes, but it’s good to speed up and see cars moving.

19:25:11

to

19:38:22

Sorting the bag from the camera and cleaning the lens

Do not use

19:40:20

to

40:00:00

Traffic congestion in town around King Alfred’s statute and road leading away. Loads of people walking round in the background

Great shot to speed up

40:00:01

to

51:31:07

Very dark shot of rush hour traffic in town – the end of the timings get really dark not see much except car lights and lights in buildings

Could be shot for possible “end of the night as people go to bed” look?

51:31:07

to

01:00:42:03

(end of tape)

VERY dark. Can’t see anything but car lights and lights from buildings

 

Tape 2:

TIMINGS

DESCRIPTION

COMMENTS

00:00:00

to

14:18:00

(end of tape)

Final shot of the car lights in town

Some car movement for few seconds before end of the tape

Tape3:

TIMINGS

DESCRIPTION

COMMENTS

00:00:00

to

02:30:00

Shot of clouds with town in focus

 

02:30:00

to

02:39:12

Birds flying past

 

02:39:12

to

10:00:20

Clouds moving across, 3 different shades of colour with birds flying past too

Good shot to fasten up

10:00:20

to

11:20:07

Different angle of the clouds with more of the town in the shot – pans to the right to look at all the cloud in the sky

 

11:20:07

to

11:57:03

Shot peaking through trees at the clouds, twig shows movement of the cloud through the time

 

11:57:03

to

12:31:22

Zooms from above the shot above, and pans across the sky line

 

12:31:22

to

12:49:17

Angle looking over the town centre

 

12:49:17

to

14:54:12

Clouds

Don’t use – not good shot

14:54:12

to

17:38:16

Clouds from high point on a building, smoke coming out of chimney

 

17:38:16

to

19:20:24

Out of focus building, zooms back and comes in to focus at the same time a few times. Overlooking the town

 

19:20:24

to

22:37:06

Focussed on clock tower steeple and can see darkness of the clouds falling into the background

Can’t see that much of the cloud

22:38:08

to

23:40:13

Wide shot of the town and 3 different colour variants of the cloud

 

23:40:13

to

23:45:24

Checked camera colour and white balance

Do not use

23:45:24

to

26:14:07

Wide shot of the clouds

Good shot as the 3 colours of the clouds are getting lower and fading in the background

26:14:07

to

35:18:28

Sky getting darker with town – trees in shot and moving in the wind

Cloud colour getting lower in the background. Possibly fasten this as it finishes with only 2 colours in the sky

35:20:08

to

36:20:08

Zoom out of the shot of sky and clouds from the trees and it pans across the sky right to left

Good shot as it shows path of the sunset in the colour of the clouds

36:20:08

to

42:38:15

Colour is dark blue in sky

No not use white balance weird

42:38:15

to

End of tape

Zoon in and out of the sky to King Alfred Statue and back

 

23 Feb 2010

REAL models back on the catwalk

I was so pleased to see Crystal Renn the size 16 model and student strutting her stuff on the catwalk at the London Fashion Week; and she really showed that you don’t need to be size 0 to look gorgeous!

She has given the size 0 debate the boot as fashion designers across the world are lining up to take her on as she shows her fuller figure in front of millions. Thousands of girls in the UK alone struggle with eating disorders and weight problems with many of them being hypnotised by stick thin models in magazines and cat walks across the world.

She is now a role model for these girls who believe they have to be severe underweight to look good but she is also a moral booster for those women who are also struggling with their weight on the other side of the scale. Girls and women alike who are a little overweight can emulate this lady and see that you can look beautiful no matter what size you are and if you feel comfortable in your own skin then your already half way to looking sexy and stylish.

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12 Jan 2010

The useless law in Britain ... AGAIN

I thought that it was within the rights of those in society to defend their home with reasonable measures? Well as we all know in society it doesn’t necessarily work out that way which poor Myleene Klass found out.

After waving a knife at intruders she was lectured by police! Reading this in yesterday’s Sun newspaper i was undoubtedly shocked, but it occurred to me that things like this are more likely to happen as the law seems to be bending to the will of attackers rather than giving strength to the victims.

The police have been cropping up all over the news recently for their lack of judgement or their lack of common sense in situations they would themselves probably do the same thing in, yet a defenceless mother picks up the first things she sees to ward off intruders and SHE is ticked off by police. Has the world gone mad? Or do we now employ policeman with no common sense?

The Sun newspaper told how the Popstar to Operastar beauty was told by Hertfordshire police that it was illegal to carry a weapon – even in their home! I think this is a ridiculous thing for police to say to a mother protecting her child, and if i come to the same situation i think i would do the same thing. Myleene, I’m on your side, you did the right thing.

My Page Rank



http://www.mypagerank.net/ is a service that allows you to see how well your website is doing.

I have done this to mine after being showed how to do it and i think for a student blog i have been doing very well, although not so when compared to others blogs, but its getting there.

It shows that in Alexa (website that helps show your website popularity) that my blog is rank 4,090,150 in the world! That is why it has been looked ta my spiders and i have 122 'pages' that have been put in to the Google Index, which basically means for me if someone types in 21st century journalism - i have a high chance of my blog being shown in a google search. (fantastic huh?)

Lets get it higher

11 Jan 2010

REMEMBER RUPERT HAMER

This short blog entry is to remember the heroic life of the first British reporter to be killed in the war-torn lands of Afghanistan. Yesterday Rupert Hamer, 39, who works for The Sunday Mirror was killed when the vehicle he was in was hit by a bomb.

The father of three has been hailed "courageous" by the PM Gordon Brown. He said "their professionalism and commitment to our Forces will not be forgotten."

A US marine was also killed in the attack, whilst British photographer Phil Coburn, 43, lost a leg.
 
The huge risks taken by our Forces are mirrored by the journalists who fly out to the war stricken country to report the heroic acts that our Armed Forces participate in everyday. They are also there as the eyes and ears of the public to show everyone back home, who may or may not support the war in Afghanistan, exactly what is happening. Without bias.
 
This is the reason that Mr Hamer flew out for the fifth time to the country and should be remembered as a hero for doing the job he loved, enjoyed and for risking his life to shown transparency in time of war.
 
My love now goes out to his widowed wife, and three children who have lost their father. To those who called him family, friend or colleague, I'm sorry for your loss.