Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Business Updates


Today I had a small metting with Elaine from The Prince's Trust to see where I'm at with my plan and to help out with things I'm stuck with (current PITAs for me being: Funding, premises and pricing).
The meeting went well, and I'm now waiting to hear details of being set up with a mentor.
Very exited :D

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.


I have a meeting with The Prince's Trust tomorrow  so there should be a minor update after that :)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

How to make my blog more friendly to those who only look at the pretty pictures?

ITP: "pretty" pictures

So it turns out there's a problem with my blog, I'm not user friendly enough.
I really thought I had it down, got the photo to writing ratio perfect in my entries and everything, but it turns out that I've missed a very important section of readers...
Those who look at the pictures and skim over the text, now I'd hate to leave people out so I got thinking about how to make sure the people who only look at the pictures don't miss any vital information in the future.


At first I thought perhaps I should put the writing over the pictures, that way you can't miss them. Then I thought that perhaps that would annoy some people, and perhaps scare some readers away permanently.
And so I had another idea:

Perhaps I should start captioning my photos in Wingdings? Or writing everything in Wingdings and then English?
But then I realised there might be a problem, what if the reason people are just looking at the pictures is because they CAN'T read?


But then I remembered...Nobody uses Morse Code any more...


But that takes aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages to get my message across...So...

I HERD U LIKED PICHAS SO I PUT PICHAS IN UR CAPTIONS SO U CUD PICHA WHILE U PICHA!

But in the end I remembered I'm lazy, so I decided just to leave things as they are :)

Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.


Lovely Horse Derpy Chan :)

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.


I've never been to a Lolita meet, I kind of don't really get meeting people in a teahouse every other week just because we wear the same clothes. I am planning on attending the Lolita meet at Whitby Alt Fest though because I kind of see that as more of a special event.

Off to Charnel House tonight, there will be pictures :)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting...Also murder nails!

Heh sorry it's sideways, it won't upload the other way for some reason, text read "Hello there readers, this is my handwriting, Alex Web."

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MURDER NAILS!

I'm a big fan of the blog Haute Macabre, and a few days ago they posted this entry: Just the tips which inspired me to have a go.
Mine aren't as good, but I think I might have another go, and I figure they'll go down well at Charnel House on Saturday. :)

Bonus gif :)

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Day 22 – A picture of your room.

Not really but I wish it was

I already took a picture of my room for a previous meme...

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend.


Lunaquiche, my friend from Livejournal, who I got to meet at the Mera Luna festival :)

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday Round Up: Made In Germany

Stonework above the doorway of the Marktkirche in Hanover

On Monday Kev and I left Hildeshiem and headed to Hanover to stay with his friend Nessi for a few days.

Tuesday we toured Hanover, walked the Red Thread and then visited the Herrenhausen gardens.

Wednesday we flew home

Thursday we relaxed

Friday was most made of unpacking

Saturday was mostly made of housework

Today I will be mostly relaxing :)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

A night in Hanover (stunning Baroque Gardens)

Herrenhausen Gardens


The night before we flew home Nessi took us to the Herrenhausen Gardens with some of her friends to drink cherry wine and admire how beautiful the garden looks lit up at night.

An Avenue of trees

We took a little look around before finding a nice place to sit and drink our wine as the sun went down.

Our view of the Statue Garden


Hedge Maze


The Statue Garden as the sunlight dimmed


Beautiful fountain


Perhaps I had a little to much wine 0.0


More Fountains :)


The Statue Garden in the dark :)

Friday, 19 August 2011

A day in Hanover (lots of photos of beautiful art and architecture)

The Town Hall or Ratthaus

On Tuesday we decided to have a look around the sights of Hanover, it turns out Hanover is a very beautiful city, full of art and architecture.

Inside Hanover's train station

We did a little wandering to start out before having lunch in "Jack The Ripper's London Tavern", and then decided to follow the Red Thread tourist trail.

The Marktkirche
Yes you did see that right, it has a GIANT UPSIDE DOWN PENTAGRAM on the side...

The first place we visited was The Marktkirche, meaning "market church", I spotted it at a distance and had to go and investigate as it had a GIANT pentagram on one side of the tower. 
I asked some Christian friends about this when I got home but nobody seemed to know why this was, after a little googleing it looks like it might be that the inverted Pentagram is actually the seal of the city of Jerusalem (which I will remember next time someone accuses me of being a Satanist).

 Pond full of toy ducks :)

The church (unsurprisingly given the name) is in the middle of a 14th Century market square.
Beautiful fountain

A few of the other buildings in the square are also original, and have beautifully decorated exteriors.

The eerie shadow of Jack The Ripper

 When I am away from home I usually enjoy trying new and exiting things, so an English theme bar does not sound like somewhere I'd usually visit, however Jack The Ripper's London Tavern came highly reccomended to us.

Kev in the "Brick Lane" booth

I am very glad we went, as it is a lot like my favourite theme bar in Edinburgh, Frankenstien's.
You enter the bar by walking down a long, stone staircase into the basement, past a window featuring a shadow of the infamous murderer and a group of ladies of the night and then onto the seating area, where the seats and tables are divided into booths each named after a place where a ripper victim was found.
The food we had was good, I had a basket full of Vegetarian snacks (Spring Rolls, Onion Rings and Potato wedges) and Kev had a chilli (amusingly the heat of the chillis are measured on a "From Hell" scale).

*think* this is the Opera House

Next we headed off along The Red Thread, you need the guidebook to really know what is what along The Red Thread, but this time we just wanted to walk around so we didn't get it, maybe next year though.


Even without the guidebook though it's hard to to appreciate the beautiful buildings surrounding the red line on the path (seriously, the thread itself is painted on the pavement, you can kind of see it in the photo above).


There is also quite a bit of sculpture on the trail, such as this bear doing a handstand by the side of the road!


And this gold Polar Bear!


Plenty of fantastic stone work


And glass work


I really loved this sculpture, she looks so kind


wheras this guy in the same building looks so stern!


There are some wonderful feats of modern architecture in Hanover too as well as the old stuff.


I really loved the Iron work on these doors, I'm thinking of making some lace inspired by them


Not overly sure what's going on here

Hanover is full of naked men!


I loved this building so much :)


An unsuspecting group of rocks


OMG they're PEOPLE!


Another pretty church


I really loved this lamp


Three of Niki de Saint Phalle's Nanas


Another naked man, this time with a horse (possibly Equis?)


Kev in the old part of town :)

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