Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

I was given a fantastic opportunity over the weekend to shoot some test make-up and costumes for a local film project.

I think I must have done a good job because they’ve asked me back to do some more shoots for them in the future and possibly even behind the scenes stuff when they begin filming.

I can’t go into too much detail at the moment as no dates have been finalised and no rates agreed other than that I’m cheap.

I hope you like this selected out take of images from Saturday.

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Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

 

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We’ve always been very lucky when it comes to our kids sleeping patterns, by and large they have slept through the night and well into the morning from a very young age with nocturnal disturbances normally only brought about by illness.

I am a good father and not at all like the father in this post by the genius demigod of parenting Amber Dusick

http://crappypictures.com/what-it-is-like-to-not-sleep-at-night-illustrated-with-crappy-pictures/

Whaddya mean you’ve never read her site, go there now, come back here later, I’m pretty boring anyway.

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Oh good you’re back now as I was saying for the last four nights in a row though our very nearly three-year old Monkey Boy has fought us over going to bed to the point where one of us is forced to sit with him until he eventually falls asleep. This would not be so bad if he didn’t then repeat the process and awaken his younger brother with vast amounts of wailing and sobbing again at two in the morning.

I don’t know if he has picked up on the impending changes in his life or if he’s just over excited about Christmas or simply over tired. I do know though that these late night thrombies are fraying the nerves of both Mrs BC and I.

We’re at a loss as to what to do, threatening him doesn’t work, the naughty step doesn’t work, removing Scooby Doo doesn’t work, smacking him doesn’t work, ignoring him makes him louder and disturbs his brother even more, begging doesn’t work, shouting doesn’t work, crying doesn’t work, cajoling doesn’t work, I’m out of things to try short of putting my pillow over my head and hoping Mrs BC comes up with a solution but even that doesn’t work because it results in acts of violence being meted upon me.

Any tips for a fractious sleep deprived family gratefully accepted.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

Darth Vader Santa Says I find your lack of cheer disturbing

Sometimes getting into the holiday spirit can be as tough squeezing into a pair of 10-year-old jeans. Though, by saying that, I’m not suggesting that a generous amount of Vaseline and a heavy-duty pair of pliers applied to your zipper area is going to help get you with “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Whatever the reason, the holidays can be rough for some. Bills, stress, illness, heartbreak, tragedy or an accident involving a large pair of pliers; all these things don’t care what time of year it is.

But there is a threshold you cross when you’re a parent. A point when the holidays are no longer for you. They’re now for your kids, for family.

Downtrodden parents then have to decorate their faces with the most convincing smiles they can summon for others. Hopefully, if they keep at it long enough, their cheeks will find a lightness in a festive moment and float up into a smile that doesn’t need the internal duct tape that keeps up appearances.

If you’re headed into a rough holiday season, with an emotional stocking pre-loaded with personal coal, just keep smiling. If you think Darth Vader Santa would find your lack of cheer disturbing, you know you’re really being a holiday turd. And he can choke you with the Force, so make it a good smile.

As the title suggests, I’ve stolen this post wholesale from the hilarious http://www.howtobeadad.com/ they’re very funny guys and as in this case speak much truth.

I’ve been a Grinch for years but my kids deserve more from me.

Have a great weekend and

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

Howdy readers,

Just thought I’d throw this story out there and ask if any of you had experienced similar injuries or had any thoughts or advice.

On the Friday before Christmas we had some friends over for gift giving and a few drinks and whilst I was distracted by drinks fetching and an over excited toddler who wanted their new toys out of the near impenetrable packaging now I managed stab myself in the left thumb right on the middle knuckle joint. I wasn’t overly concerned at the time, sure it was sore and bled but a plaster soon fixed things up and stopped the bleeding and the knife I’d used was relatively clean and very sharp so initially just put it down to experience and was thankful I didn’t stab anyone else or gouge a bigger hole out of myself.

Over Christmas though my thumb, thumb pad and first two fingers of my hand became more and more stiff and painful with a constant pulse throbbing in the tip of the afflicted thumb. I still wasn’t overly concerned though as could still move everything and my tetanus is up to date following a previous incident with an angry cat. But come the middle of the week it became inevitable that a trip to the doctors was now unavoidable.

He looked at the would and agreed with my own conclusion that the cut although deep was too small to have been stitched, that tetanus wasn’t a concern and that as I could bend the stabbed joint all be it painfully that there was unlikely to be ligament damage. What he did do that I’d not considered was some sensitivity tests in the end of the thumb and at that point I realised that although I could just about feel pressure I’d lost the pain receptors forward of the injury.

The quack has prescribed the usual broad spectrum antibiotics and recommended that I wear a brace to immobilise the thumb as much as possible and go back and see him in a couple of weeks.

I’m hopeless when it comes to taking drugs as I often forget especially when they’re four times a day jobs like the ones he’s given me but I am trying and the open wound has now pretty much healed over with just a little swelling and a bit of peeling skin left but my hand is still aching pretty much constantly and there is not difference in the amount of feeling I have in the tip of my thumb.

So anyway after all that rambling what I’d like to know is if anyone out there has experienced a similar injury and what sort of timeframes you experienced before you healed.

I’ll keep you all posted on how I get on.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

I can barely contain my excitement any longer, Christmas is just around the corner and I have kids, I know The Bug couldn’t care less and The Monkey Boy barely gets the concepts but still I’m excited by the whole excitement of being able to do stuff for them and the sheer exuberance with which they take on the most simple of tasks.

You should have seen the look on his face yesterday when presented with a stocking and some baubles Nanny Bunny Chow had sent over for the boys, well actually you can

Ok so it’s a terrible picture but he was really happy honest.

Anyway I’ll stop dribbling on and boring you now, but this blog is here as a place for me to rant and ramble so that’s what I’m doing.

TTFN and Happy Holidays

Mr Bunny Chow