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10 February 2009 @ 12:49 am
Think today can pretty much be written off & forgotten about. Seriously wondering why I'm still in the UK at the moment!!
I'm feeling: depresseddepressed
02 January 2009 @ 05:47 pm
1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Went on a trip down the River Nile looking at temples & pretty birds (& took oodles of photo's)

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make any & plan on keeping it that way

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, friend in Egypt had a bouncing baby boy

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Unfortunately a good friend of mine passed away suddenly.

5. What countries did you visit?
Egypt & England

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
More money so I can buy shiny things

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
3rd July - first encounter with a whale shark

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finally seeing a whale shark & progressing with my photography

9. What was your biggest failure?
Missing friends

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing major this year thankfully

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My shark tattoo

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
My friends as always

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
The arseholes who have no respect for marine life

14. Where did most of your money go?
paying off debts

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Metallica - The Day That Never Comes

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
Maybe a little sadder but that will soon be fixed with any luck
b) thinner or fatter?
About the same
c) richer or poorer?
poorer as I've not worked for 2 months

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Having less time out the water due to my ears would have been good

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Was spent in the hospital A&E with Mum, not ideal

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

22. How many one-night stands?
A few

23. What was your favourite TV program?

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
The Loncoln Ryhme books by Jeffery Deaver

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Not sure that there was any :S

27. What did you want and get?
To do lots of diving & take lots of photo#s

28. What did you want and not get?
To see friends & a new job

29. What was your favourite film of this year?
Sweeney Todd

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Unfortunately I had to work as there were lots of little brats that wanted to dive, not good after celebrating my 30th the night before in the pub.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
To have had a job when I got back to the UK & to do some more diver training.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Beach wear/comfortable

33. What kept you sane?
Alcohol, diving, & friends

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Johnny Depp, Billie Joe Armstrong

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
bit out of touch with the UK politics.

36. Who did you miss?
My friends when they weren’t around

37. Who was the best new person you met?
colleagues at work

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Life's too short (knew this already it just became more real this year)
23 September 2008 @ 10:49 pm
Woke this morning to see the sunrise(aka 4:30am)
Got some really nice pics of the 'migrating' storks & sunrise, unfortunately the computer is having hissy fits (yet again) so it's getting the sledgehammer treatment tomorrow. After the I *should* be able to edit some of the storks pics I've taken recently *enshallah!*
02 May 2008 @ 02:48 pm
My external hard drive decided to die on me at the weekend so I'm not a very happy bunny. My friend thinks he can fix it when he gets back to Egypt but he's not sure exactly when that will be (apart from before I head to the UK). This means that I don't have very many photo's to edit. Instead I've decided to set up a Flickr account & also another journal to post the photo's to. This means that I won't be posting photo's to this account very often so if you want to still receive them they will be here.
14 February 2008 @ 11:45 pm
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23 January 2008 @ 01:33 pm
Barely 3 weeks into 2008 & I've finished editing last years photo's which is a vast improvement on last year!

The highlight of the year has to be diving with the hammerheads on several occasions although finally getting to swim with dolphins (albeit briefly) is a close second.

The following photo's were all taken between October & December in various sites around Sharm El Sheikh & Dahab.

Scalloped Hammerhead
Back of Jackson Reef, Tiran

Little Bottle Nosed Dolphins
The sea around Tiran

Current Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
I'm feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
07 January 2008 @ 08:25 pm
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25 December 2007 @ 04:20 pm
Seasons greetings from the sun. hope you all have lots of yummy food!!!
I'm feeling: bouncybouncy
10 October 2007 @ 08:16 pm
Had the day off due to a dodgy back which means I've finally got around to editing the last 3 months worth of photos.

This one has to be my favourite picture of the year!
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Scalloped Hammerheads

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This is what I look like at work

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My 2nd Favourite picture, can't beat anemonefish!

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Current Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
I'm feeling: busybusy
Tunes: Green Day
14 August 2007 @ 10:40 pm
For those of you that have seen the pictures I posted a few months ago of Dave the Turtle, I have some bad news. Unfortunately he died on the 8th August 2007 story here The reason for death is still undetermined although recent from speaking to fellow staff in the area, he's n.een looking to well for a while, certainly when I saw him in June he was looking very lethargic. An autopsy is currently being carried out to find the cause of death, whether it is due to infection or his sudden 'celebrity status', we may never know. He was a pleasure to see in the water when I did, especially with no other divers around to disturb his feeding. I will certainly treasure the photo's I have due to his remarkable tale of recovery.
Current Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
I'm feeling: sadsad