Changes, Rearranges, Feeling Festive, Holidays And What’s Been Happening

I’ve been busy.

Really, really, busy. I’ve been busy with work, I’ve been busy with Project Ranpot Jam, I’ve been busy with reading The Dresden Files, with Christmas, Family and Friends- I’ve just been busy. Firstly, let’s start with the good stuff. Currently, I’m on holiday. I don’t go back to work till the 5th January 2016. This is good. It means that for the first time in years, Hubby and I get to spend some time together over his holidays. Normally, I work through the festive season as the money comes in handy – but this year I decided that I wanted to relax and enjoy some time to see in the New Year and actually relax over Christmas. Secondly, Project Ranpot Jam is almost ready to kick off! YAY! For Christmas this year (Thanks to my wonderful Husband)

I got the following things for Christmas:

An I-pad 4 Mini – this can also be used as a Vlogging Camera (If I need too)

A tripod for my IPhone – so I can turn it into a Camera while I’m on the go (it also folds up into a nifty little key ring when not in use. Kinda cool if you ask me)

A brand new Cannon Power shot SX710 HS. This will be my stationary camera that I can attach to the tripod we already have.

Final Cut Pro- Full version. This is the best part. I am getting better at using this software and I’m really pleased with it. I do, however have IMOVIE as well (It comes on all of my devices – My IPhone, My I-pad and my Mac) and I have been also learning how to use that:)

I’ve decided that since I’ve got all this new equipment – I need a bit more time to familiarise myself with everything so I’ve pushed the kick off date back from Jan 10th to Feb 1st 2016. Which is fair enough I think. I’ve got a few updates to my current dormant You Tube Channel to make and I need to re design a banner or two. I still need to create an intro to my videos AND I need to design my own watermark. My progress on basic editing has come along swimmingly and it’s becoming easier as I go along. I don’t expect my first video to be great – but at least good enough to start with ☺

In other news, I have almost finished reading Jim Butchers ‘ The Dresden Files’ I’m up to what is currently the second last book in the series. There is a new book “ Peace Talks” that’s due out sometime next year – but as to when.. I don’t know. I really love the series and in the last book – Ghost Story – I found myself cheering Harry on as he went along and begging him not to give up. (Which he didn’t. He never does. It’s just that… There was a point where… Oh, you’ll just have to read the books. Never mind)

So that’s where I’m up to at the moment. I’m just tinkering, learning and trying things out. I’m also relaxing, reading, eating way to much bad food and looking forward to the New Year. I don’t think I’ll make any resolutions this year, as I never stick to them. I’m just going to see what happens with 2016 and see what it brings me. All I can hope for is an improvement on 2015 – which, I’m not sorry to say, I’ll be happy to see the end of. Thanks for reading,

CJ Cross

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