‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you’ – Maya Angelou
How this blog came to be:
This Blog was inspired by friends, and is a challenge to myself. Having never completed a diary in my life, I’m hoping to post a new update every day concerning a little bit about anything and everything. This is intended to be a social blog, so please feel free to drop comments, tips, ideas, and have a laugh. Above all though, thank-you for reading!
Frazzlers, Welcome! This is essentially my ‘About Me’ page!
A little about me:
Creative Writer | Poet | Party Liaison | Aspiring Guitarist | Traveller | Food Enthusiast | BA(Hons) English & History Student | Amateur Critical Analyst
How I’ve got this far:
Well, I’m from the north of England originally, I grew up and was schooled there until I was sixteen. Around about the same time, I used the wages I had earned at the local café to travel. At fifteen, for example, I travelled alone and spent some time in Scotland, at sixteen, I travelled down to the south coast for the majority of the summer and at seventeen, I left home entirely for two years. Having finished college in 2011, I returned home and took a gap year. Throughout the year I worked as a barman, a restaurant chef, a waiter and took up a job as a sales assistant before progressing to university in the September of 2012.
Throughout my life, to date, I have tried pretty much anything once, I’ve practiced cooking, taken up the guitar, enjoyed nights at the theatre, published poetry, started creative writing, walked from sunrise to sunset, swam fully clothed for lemonade, travelled to counties I didn’t know existed, walked to ASDA at two in the morning and eaten six cornettos in five minutes all but to name a few. I’ve met some incredible people along the way, and, regardless of how my life has lost some of the spontaneity it used to possess, I still smile knowing that I made the best out of my childhood. The journey doesn’t end there though, as of the 9th of July 2013, I was talked into creating a Blog… and… here we are.
I hope that throughout this blog, and through all of the posts it’ll consist of, you too can be as inspired as I am about making the most out of the cards we get dealt in life.
Here’s to the start of some great laughs,
Stay Iced, keep laughing and don’t take anything too seriously,
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Good Evening Frazzlers!
Though I may sound like a weather man, remarking on the weather in each post, today it really can’t be helped ha-ha. The weather outside is beautiful, it’s quite hot even now but the breeze that accompanies it really does ignite that summer holiday feeling. Is the weather as wonderful where you all are too? I truly hope so.
Tonight’s post is likely to be rather general in its nature, though I will try to stick to specific secularities, for the benefit of all of us ha-ha. Looking back at my day’s activities, for example, I can safely say that I’ve had fun. I walked with my little brother to his job interview, fingers crossed for him, I’ve purchased three more cook-books, of which I simply cannot wait to crack on with, and I’ve managed to catch up with some relatives of which I haven’t seen in a while. Although I have been busy throughout the day however, my mind is constantly elsewhere with regards to both my inspiration and aspirations alike, I feel that my writing is in need of a Lucozade ha-ha.
It would seem that my entire compulsion to be inspired by the world around me is struggling to overcome a longing to revert to times previous – A personal comfort zone. Truth be told, the adventures of my life are unfolding far slower than they used to. This will be short lived, there’s too many exciting things to come. As each day passes we move closer to our next adventure, and, I simply cannot wait. Less than two weeks from now, we’ll be sat comfortably in a beer garden in York. I’ll be toasting the summer with a refreshing glass of Pimms in hand. Our tales of our adventures in York will invoke conversation for many months to come. My optimism dictates that I should embrace each moment and ‘live for the minute’ and my enthusiasm dictates that I can turn this dry spell around, so, let’s get to it. Starting tomorrow, I have made it my personal goal to go outside in search of an interesting story or observation to tell you all, as will be tradition until we arrive in York. What good is being a Frazzler if I haven’t given you a reason to visit Frazzle Town? Ha-ha.
In other news, Tasha is making serious progress with regards to her artwork; it won’t be long until we can get that page fully functional and invigorative. Likewise, Dan’s Music Room is set up and only in need of a few more additions and tweaks too. Things are starting to make real progress here in Frazzle Town, and, soon we’ll have some wonderful tales to share, it won’t be long now and I can’t wait. Until tomorrow, stay iced, keep laughing and don’t take anything too seriously,
Welcome to Tasha’s Gallery!
This page is a dedication to my friend Tasha, her artwork and photography have always been an inspiration to me and I feel she deserves some serious recognition for her outstanding contribution to The Arts. Modest though Tasha is, I took the liberty, with her consent, to showcase her wonderful artwork for all to see, truly giving Tasha the opportunity to discuss her work, her passions and her inspirations.
On this page you can get to know the real Tasha, see some of her beautiful creations and drop her some comments / recommendations too. Cool huh? Well, you’ve heard enough of what I have to say, I’ll hand you over:
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Hello! Well, my name’s Natasha Harding (preferably Tash or Tasha ha-ha), I have kindly been invited by Tom to be a ‘guest blogger’ on this page and showcase my artwork (thanks Tom). However, I’m more used to ‘vlogging’ and keeping a diary of my tarantulas on my YouTube channel, so ‘blogging’ is rather different for me. Now, “Tarantulas?!” – I hear you say? Yep, I keep a lot of tarantulas as a hobby and love ‘em to death, if you’re that curious perhaps Tom will allow me to post a few links to my videos on here sometime. Anyway, without side tracking any more, I am an animal portrait artist. When I say that out loud or in my head it all sounds rather big headed, but I guess it’s just the name you put on the thing I do! One of the only things I can do well ha-ha.
I draw a wide variety of creatures, but I often get asked to paint/draw people’s pets. All I ask is for clear, decent photographs of the animal and then I do the rest. Recently though, I have been working on my own exhibition in which I hope to display a number of artworks in one of my local galleries in Bournemouth. I’m hoping it will be next summer, but we’ll see.
I was stuck for ideas as to how to talk about myself on here, so Tom gave me a few ideas, one of them was to say what inspires me. So I guess I’ll touch on that now. Hmmmm, music is a huge inspiration, but I guess it is for everyone, so to narrow it down I’ll tell you just what kinds of music I listen to. The majority of my music taste is consumed by movie soundtracks, I listen to those more than any other kind of music. Some of my classic favourite composers are of course, the king himself Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, Steve Jablonsky, Alexander Desplat, James Newton Howard, etc. I also listen to a lot of metal too. My absolute heroes are Nightwish, of course it’s hard to find fellow fans down here in the south of England. Last but certainly not least, my biggest inspiration is nature, animals and the prime creator who magnificently placed them here for us to guard and nurture. If there is one artist that I must look to, to base my ideas and imaginations upon, it is He, as there is no greater inspiration in the universe.
Thanks for taking the time to read this; I hope it gives you an idea of what I do and who I am, despite me not being that interesting ha-ha. If you would like to view some more of my art, or look out for regular updates of what I’m working on, feel free to go over to my Facebook page: Picture Perfect Pets, you can find the link both here and on this Blog’s Home Page.
Welcome to Dan’s Music Room!
On this page you can get to know more about the real Dan Griffiths, grab the links to his great guitar covers and support his YouTube Journey too! Dan’s a great laugh and certainly one to watch, at just fourteen years of age, this musician’s vocals and prestige over the guitar are already beginning to make waves over the web, he’d really appreciate your support. Should you want to get involved, please feel free to follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube account below. On behalf of Dan and everyone else here on Frazzler’s Travels, thank-you for your support, it well and truly means the world to us!