Category Archives: My Wife
|Playout date:||2 November 2006|
|Post Production:||Windows Movie Maker – heavy use|
|Other people featured:||My wife, Elena|
|Genre:||Gallery type (based on photographs)|
|Music used:||Okoldovana, ocharovana’ by St Petersburg. Aka “Dragotsennaya ty moya zhenshchina”.|
This was my 100th video, and so I wanted to mark it out in a special way, and nothing is more special to me than my wife, and therefore it was a natural thing to do to dedicate this film to her, and to show my viewers a few of the photos I’ve taken of her over the years.
The music playing in the background is one of my wife’s favourite Russian songs, by the group Sankt Peterburg. The song’s title “Dragotsennaya Ty moya zhenshchina” . This means my precious woman, so I thought it was appropriate.
This is a gallery type video intended to showcase photography, but some of these shots were done by friends.
- The Kremlin’s Eye turns to Piter (larussophobe.wordpress.com)
- Translation of the relics of St Alexander Nevsky (vatopaidi.wordpress.com)
|Playout date:||2 November 2006|
|Other people featured:||my wife, Elena|
|Genre:||Family, Song acapello, minimal intro|
|Music used:||Acapello rendition of ‘Vdol’ po ulitse, aka “Snow flurries”|
|Languages used:||Russian, English|
This video was made as a response to Kenbank, one of my first subbers and a good YT friend. Ken had made a video singing the Russian staple “snow flurries”, or “Vdol’ po ulitse metelitsa metyot”, and since on that particular morning, despite it being only 2nd November, we did indeed have snow flurries out on our terrace, I decided to sing the song a cappella, showing an example of snow flurrying, as it were, while I did it!
- Motorists warned about snow fall (autonetinsurance.co.uk)
|Playout date:||7 October 2006|
|Other people featured:||My wife|
|Music used:||A little “Lano Moje” in the intro|
|Languages used:||English, German|
Oktoberfest is, for Germans, one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar, but while drinking copious amounts of alcohol and swaying from side to side, spare a thought for the North Koreans, and their leader King John the second, who needs to give up his weapons testing. Count Sproey von Weytzentrenner has no truck with Communists, and is sure that King John of Korea feels likewise, and sings him “Born Free” in a hamster’s voice, accompanied on the beerstein.
Watching this I can’t help feeling a lot of reminiscence as it was only 5 years ago but still my wife was able to walk freely around the home without crutches. How fine she looks in this video.
- Japan’s World Cup win over North Korea was a fixture with many sub-plots (worldsoccer.com)
- North Korea Launches First Cruise Ship (weirdasianews.com)
- In North Korea, Anxiety About ‘Markets’ (online.wsj.com)
- US sending aid to North Korea (sfgate.com)
- South Korea Will Allow Buddhists to Visit the North (nytimes.com)
|Playout date:||7 October 2006|
|Other people featured:||My wife and my dad|
|Music used:||A whistled version of Colonel Bogey (Creative commons)|
|Animals featured:||Monty the ginger cat|
I used to be able to make my old cat come by whistling Colonel Bogey like this, but Monty was a one-man cat, and could only be summoned by my father. He was at first my sister’s cat, but when she started to live with her later husband, the cat needed a new home as like most young people these days he is an allergist for cats.
Unfortunately Monty passed away a couple of years back, having lived about 17 years, which is a ripe old age. His presence lives on a bit in the house in a way. I still go gingerly into the kitchen when the light is out from having needed to do so before in order not to walk into him.
- Bus lane spy rakes in £20,000 a DAY (thesun.co.uk)
- My life partner (thesun.co.uk)
- Britain boasts 100,000 new millionaire homes (money.marksandspencer.com)
- Property Millionaire Hotspots Revealed (moneyexpert.com)
Occasionally these blog posts will contain more than one video – especially if the video is one item which was split up into separate items as this day chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley was split up in order to keep them on HD in YouTube.
They are all one day out, and they can best be enjoyed from beginning to end as one piece, hence putting them into a single post.
I don’t always do this, but sometimes I just feel like it.
OK, so here are the videolinks in order of their appearance:
- Interesting interviews with top chateaux in Bordeaux (bkwineblog.blogspot.com)
- Amboise on the Loire (wcs4.blogspot.com)
- Google Tightens YouTube Thumb Ties (arnoldit.com)
- Most viewed YouTube video hits 600 Million views (techarisma.com)
- YouTube Edu restructured (explainingmaths.wordpress.com)
It was a quiet winter evening in, and I was singing to my wife a few of her favorite pieces, and then remembered I could be recording it for a few more folk to have some fun and share the moment.
So here we are. Most of them sung not very well, but I haven’t edited it just to keep the better ones in, as that wouldn’t be real and I am all about keeping it real.
If you can, enjoy!
… but nevertheless that’s what happened last night. I don’t think he meant anything by it as I have never received this treatment at his hands, or paws, before.
But it did give my wife the excuse she needed not only to change the bedding, but also to reorganise all the furniture in the bedroom, so that the cabinet my grandfather made (probably from twocked materials as he was a bit of a wide boy by all accounts) is now on my side of the bed, and the Japanese step cabinet from reclaimed teak is on my wife’s side. This apparently creates a lot of space, although I will have to see how I feel about it after I have put it to the test by sleeping there, which will happen in the not too distant future. but first I have to watch Lost…
- Study: Pets in your bed could make you sick (inquisitr.com)
- Pets in Bed: More Dangerous Than Bedbugs? (webmd.com)
- ‘Mother Teresa of cats’ has no patience with folks who let felines suffer (windsorstar.com)
- Pet Tip of the Week: Fido, You Make Me Sick! (gloucestercitynews.net)
- Finding the Best GPS Cat Locator Collar (brighthub.com)
The fifth in a series of about 20 quite varying videos from our Summer holiday this year, currently uploaded to YT.
You won’t believe the insect in this film – I really had to stop and think whether it was a moth or a hummingbird!
The location is not being disclosed at this time. It may be disclosed in a passworded post later on.
This is because it’s too good. If people knew what good value for money this was, I wouldn’t get a look in.
It’s near Tours, that’s all I’m sayin’. Knawm sayin’?
- Capturing Insects in flight – begin an amazing journey (pixiq.com)
- Decking causing British butterfly decline (telegraph.co.uk)
- Plant biology: Growth industry (nature.com)
- Damselflies in distress forced back to UK by climate change (independent.co.uk)
- Fish, Birds, and Bats Inspire Navy’s Next-Gen Drones (wired.com)
- Scientist at Work: Of Birds and Insects (and a Coral Snake) (scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Believe Obama Is A Cactus (theonion.com)