I am not near a computer right now and will not be for a few days yet, I am celebrating Christmas with my family, in the UK. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope that you are enjoying yourself. Enjoy your celebrations.
I am off to the UK now for Christmas and will not have internet access for nearly two weeks. So rather than abandoning this blog (that has been somewhat neglected aver the past few weeks) I thought that I would leave some scheduled posts. I have put together a calendar, made from Photographs that I have used on this blog during 2009, that I intend to use in the side bar over 2010. I am posting these over the holiday period, if anyone else wants to use them or print them off that is fine by me.
As you may have noticed, I have added some Christmas decs to the blog to get into the spirit of the season. There is also a lot of Christmasy things happening around Flanders, including kerstmarkts (Christmas markets), I got to visit one in a small village but unfortunately arrived a little early and did not have time to hang around. Still I did manage to grab one or two Christmasy snaps.
This is manufactured snow on this tree
There where plenty of hot braziers to stand around and have a warm
And of course, plenty of places to partake of a flavoured Genever
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy doing this blog and sharing my photos and videos but very few people come here to see what I have to offer. The best day that I have had so far was World Blog Surf Day but normally I only have 3 to 12 visitors a day and it just seems a bit weird, talking to the internet ether.
What am I going to do about it
Well I am going to carry on for a while and see how I feel about it but I am going to loosen up a bit about how and when I post. When I started this blog the main aim was to make it a bit of a resource for expats living in Belgium (side bar links etc) and people who are planning to visit Belgium and I did not want to post much outside of my own photos and vids. I think that I am going to throw my rule book out of the window and post what I feel like posting, when I feel like posting it.
There are many professional and talented amateur video makers and photographers in the world producing good quality footage and photos , I ain't one of them. This blog/vlog is here to post photographs, video clips and snippets as they happen, complete with background noises, be they anything from birds tweeting to workmen with jackhammers and that annoying guy who just will not get out of the shot that you want to take. When I started this blog I had a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper, digital camera and very little skill in using them. Hopefully my equipment and skills will improve as the blog/vlog develops but I will always show things how they happen at the time, with all the glitches and hitches.
This is a tourist's eye view, as it happens.
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I purchased a cheap as chips camcorder, to take to barbecues and record embarrassing moments but found myself enjoying making clips of the places that I visit. I thought that I would share these clips and some photos with the world via YouTube and my blog. Don't expect high quality camera work, I am just an amateur with a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper camera learning as I go. By the way BBE stands for Belgian Based Englishman.
Enjoy my video snapshots