Lights! Camera!

No, im not started an acting career, but we got the film crew outside of work today.

Another independant film company has chosen the wonderfully scenic view of North Street in belfast for a few scenes for a movie in production called Johnny Was starring Vinnie Jones and Samantha Mumba. Quite interesting watching Vinnie and a few of the actors fluff their lines and suffer at the hands of ignorant drivers getting held up ๐Ÿ˜‰

Got a couple of pictures on the cameraphone which i’ll upload later to the Gallery of our view, making me wish i had brought my digital camera into work with me now! could have got some great photos of it as well ๐Ÿ˜€

interestingly a lot of major movies are using parts of Northern Ireland for scenes in movies, but its still strange when they use a small disused corner of a run-down street for a large scene. They have been here since before 6am from what we’ve heard from security in other buildings getting the place ready, its now half 11 and they are still shooting, for this one scene!

to give you an idea of the scene itself so you can spot it and go “that’s where colin works!” ๐Ÿ™‚ It involves the Brixton Sole van and a metal fence, Vinnie and two others get out of the van (Vinnie is supporting a guy who has an injured leg) and talk to a guy whos came out of a grey grafitti’ed door. Its somewhat like a “safe house” scene.

im interested in seeing it as the passenger-side of the van itself is “riddled” with bulletholes, and of course with it being shady Northern Ireland Terrorists, it has to involve guns and bombs somewhere! ๐Ÿ˜€

post more later, im off to lean out the window once more to see what else is happening!

Hectic Weekend


What a mad weekend!, or should I say mad Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Spent Saturday down in Dublin with a few friends to see the U2 concert in Croke park (pictures Here in the Gallery) and it was a blast.

fair enough, couldn’t see squat where we were, but when your in a stadium and the whole crowd are singing “Elevation” in perfect time to the band, thats amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

Other things which was interesting was:

  • A burger cost you รขโ€šยฌ4 (thats close to ร‚ยฃ3!)
  • We were seen as foreigners more than just “neighbours”, a lot of dubliners looked down on us in the pub for “taking up their valuable space”
  • Guinness there tastes creamy, compared to the bitter taste up here
  • theres probably more than what i’ve covered, im still recovering from the event (getting back into larne at 3am Sunday morning doesnt work Eek)

    Now, back to work!

    definitely not alive…

    Why do councils waste money on frivious exercises?

    Saturday was the day of the “Larne Alive Parade” which, to put lightly gives the town an excuse to celebrate something… which is funny because nobody knows what the heck they are celebrating!

    To go back a few years prior to “Larne Alive” it was called the Civic Week Parade, this was when local companies got in on the act of building a “float” that was a particular theme (like the Sea, or flight, or something silly) and it was paraded down the main street full of school kids. It was a great idea which involved many large companies (like FG Wilsons and P & O ) and local schools.

    Something happened in the mind of the council and they decided to scrap this for the more “modern” carnival atmosphere, which leads up to this day in question. where the once impressive train of floats with bands, music, people in those huge furry suits and stuff, is replaced by a rag-tag bunch of misfits trying to think they are in Rio instead of Larne Eek

    No wonder people dont care about the town these days ๐Ÿ™

    Blooming Marvellous

    Sometimes you have to jump up and bite it in the butt

    Last night, my parents went into Partnership with Ian Lough (one of the three brothers of the Lough shops in Larne) to own and run Broadway Blooms.

    Its a funny story how this all came about and i’ll fill it in some time, dont want to put too much information up here just yet until I get the full picture, but the original owner (Name Ommitted) decided she had enough of running the shop and left it to the shop owner Sandra (she owns the physical shop, but not the business) to deal with. My parents decided to give it a shot and got a hold of Sandra last night to organise everything ๐Ÿ™‚

    on a funny side note, in secondary school when you done those wierd questionaires as to what your Career in life would be… mine came back as a “flower arranger” Eek6

    Fresh Start

    Someone smack me, i finally started a blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well not really a blog as such, just a strange place to dump things onto the net. I felt that getting my mitts onto the excellent WordPress for a while might help lighten the effort of building my own site, and make me update every so often, so far so good then!
    I know its being lazy! site design was never my strong point! look at the holding page here for proof!

    Now lets see what else i can do with this!