I have a story published online!!! John Xero writes a rather brilliant blog featuring short stories. He, unlike me, has the discipline to write *and* post his work every single Sunday so if you want something to read (mostly sci-fi/fantasy), go and have a look.
This week is a bit different as his blog has been going for a year and so he’s been publishing work from friends as a celebration! And one of mine’s there.
So go and have a read- it’s only two pages long.
Here’s the picture that inspired it:
Photographer: Matt Frederick
Model: Fleur De Guerre
I have loooads of new pictures to show you- for now, here are two very different ones from a studio day I did a couple of months ago at Lightspot Studio:
Photographer: Phine Ka
Designer: Clear London
Photographer: Technical Boy
(more from this shoot soon- I did a few “looks” with my make-up).
A few Saturdays ago, I made one of the greatest achievements of my life: I met Sir David Attenborough and did not leap on him screaming “OMG I’m your biggest fan!!!” He was signing his latest book “New Life Stories”, but sadly no memorabilia so I didn’t bring this:
(It’s a poster by Killer Strawberry and a gift from one of my favourite people.)
And against much urging, I did *not* give him my business card (I’m out of non-nude ones and so felt it would be too much like throwing my pants at a rockstar.)
I did, however, grin like a maniac:
Going all Attenborough on you now, I have to tell you about Norwich Cathedral’s resident peregrine falcons as there’s a bit of drama going on:
Smallish male (let’s call him Axis) and his mate (we’ll call her Faraday) lived on the cathedral spire, until a more dominant female (called Azhure: ok, gold star if you get the reference!) booted Faraday out, mated with Axis and laid an egg on the nesting platform complete with webcam, that the nice people in the cathedral put up for them. Egg sadly died as Azhure was too young to be laying eggs, and the webcam was taken down…
… now Faraday’s back. She and Azhure have been yelling at each other for days now, and no-one knows what is likely to happen, as peregrines mate for life. Axis was nowhere to be seen when I was at the cathedral (probably hiding with his wings over his ears) but the girls were circling around the spire, diving and screeching screeching screeching…
I got them on film- not *well*, but for the curious, this is what two very angry dots look (and sound) like!
And here’s some more of the cathedral (labyrinth, cloisters and my little green eyes.)
Seriously, peregrines rock. They are literally the fastest living things on the planet. And before someone says “even Michael Schumacher? Hyuk hyuk hyuuuk”… YES! The fastest recorded dive was 242 MPH!!!
Here’s one racing a sportscar.
Next post: I tell you all about the migration habits of the Demoiselle Crane… (or maybe I’ll just post the outtakes from the latest Eclectic Eccentricity shoot, and you can see me do my silly party trick…)
p.s. Do you know anyone with mental health problems? (Depression, etc?) Chances are, you probably do.
A fellow alternative model, Helena Panda is going to be running 10 miles in aid of MIND mental health charity and it would be great if you could help sponsor her. Her page is here. Thanks so much!