My Camera is (sort of) Broken

25 10 2007

The camera that has been with me through everything, through being attacked by stupid girls in the street to every night out I’ve ever been to, to every day when I see something inspiring, has broken. It’s rubbish.

It’s fine in video mode, voice record mode and best shot photograph mode, but if I turn the dial to auto picture or manual exposure mode it will show me the live picture on the screen for two seconds, and then it’ll turn to black. The annoying thing is it’s nothing wrong with the shutter because it will still take photos and even let me look at them afterwards. I am overdramatizing really, as I could use the viewfinder, but I am worried it is on the way out. I suppose it’s good practise for when I get my lomography camera. However, this is the time when I definitely cannot afford another digital camera. But I definitely cannot live without one. Dilemma (sad face)


Handbags at Dawn

25 10 2007

This is very true.

I have three hand bags: one my Dad bought me from America, a vintage Waldybag in disrepair but still loved, and a black brocade type thing from TK Maxx. Who needs designer really? I don’t want the same things as everyone else, and I am definitely NEVER going to spend the same amount of money needed for a house deposit on a bag.

Buried Treasure

20 10 2007

There are so many skips in this area, I am going to go forage later. We need firewood for the party and also the stuff people put in skips is just astonishing. My friend’s Mum found a huge vintage pristine mirror in a skip. I am hoping for something good but doubt it will be that good.

I Have My Question!

20 10 2007

Brillaint news: I have my dissertation question. After talking to Fynes about it today it has suddenly taken shape out of the chaos.

The Links Between Innovation and Jewellery

It doesn’t sound like much, but it will cover such topics as:

  • Why doesn’t the jewellery industry move as fast as the fashion industry?
  • Why isn’t high street jewellery more innovative?
  • The differences between innovation in costume and fine/precious jewellery,
  • How does the use of valuable gems influence innovation?
  • How does the use of found objects influence innovation?
  • Does innovation affect the quality of the jewellery?
  • Does innovation vary from the high street to boutiques to bespoke jewellery?
  • Does the price band affect innovation and vice versa?
  • Why isn’t there more marketing focus on high street jewellery?
  • How does the jewellery shop environment support and market innovation and products?
  • How have ethical considerations affected innovation?
  • I am really excited, it should be a good topic. Now all I have to do is write the proposal in a way that sounds exciting. It’s fantastic because I feel like I’m writing on a new area rather than rehashing known facts.


    16 10 2007

    I am really struggling with this. Formulating a research topic is so so hard. I really don’t know what to do, really am at wit’s end. I emailed Fynes and told him this and bless him he was so nice as to give me a hint about what to do, suggesting I do something to do with the jewellery industry. I did my business plan last year on this area and apparently Grahame was impressed with it, which was very nice of Fynes to say. I do feel a bit bad like he thinks I am just asking to be spoonfed a topic, but honestly I really can’t think of anything to research. But as of tomorrow I’m going to stop whining, pull myself together and get on with it. To the library! (After the gym)


    15 10 2007

    Racing green


    10 10 2007

    I love our house.