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Monday, April 19, 2010

Spartacus shoot – 10 April 2010

Spartacus shoot – 10 April 2010

Durban View guest house here in Durban, South Africa is the first place I would suggest to friends to book into while on holiday, either from abroad or from South Africa. Dave and Llewellyn are amazing hosts and certainly do look after their guests.

Spartacus, the travel magazine which comes out once a year asked them if they would like their guesthouse featured and also offered cover, and so they invited me to come in and do some photo’s for them.

I popped in on the Saturday morning, with quite a strong wind blowing and a lot of cloud cover we started the shoot off on the stairs leading from the entertainment area and pool to some of the rooms. Dave was putting his photography skills to test as Llewellyn lay back at the bottom of the stairs on a deck chair relaxing.

By now the wind had already blown whatever style I had into a mess, but, as it is a lifestyle shoot and sticking to keeping it natural I continued with smiles…

We moved onto the bar area and with cocktail in hand had a few pics taken there, each time of course changing the swimwear I was wearing.

Durban view guest house has the most amazing view of Durban, hence the name. We moved onto the roof where the wind was stronger than before and I braved just putting my feet into the Jacuzzi, yeah, that was warm okay, but taking them out was not so warm. Did a few more shots with the Durban scape in the background.

Next was the fun part, the shower shots… We moved downstairs to the outside shower, I ensured that the water was very warm as by now the temperature had dropped quite a bit. With David recording behind the scenes and Dave taking the shots it was quite fun, Dave teased me and said to readjust my package which I so innocently did and had a good chuckle.

All in all it was another successful shoot and Spartacus seems to be happy with the shots as well.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


And I, as dust, like everyman shall rise,
Aloft, afloat,
A still fraction, unrecognized elements of what came before you.
Lest I fall upon the still mood of your patience
I remain unknown and unseen until I’m moved again
Never ceasing to be
Never being alive to let cease.
Around you I drift, shaping your breeze,
Giving body to your ghost.
I am with you, always, the dark imminence,
The grace that reflects your light,
The figure of you untouchable.
And darkness may hide me, friend,
But cease I do not.
I, like dust, am everyman.
And everyman, like you, is dust.

-Written by a very good mate of mine.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Law Of Attraction

Today was an interesting day…

I sat in on a motivational presentation and a presentation regarding stress and how to deal with stress.

I completed a test which determined that my stress levels are quite high, so I need to chill, I need to take time out and focus on things which matter to me, and live a more balanced life, work, love and play.

From the motivational presentation there were three things which stood out most to me:
1) We can do, be and have anything we want
2) Thoughts become things
3) Your emotions are a guide to let you know if your on ‘track’

These three things all relate to the Secret, which is the law of attraction.

Your thoughts, your attitude and how you carry yourself are all things which have a part in making up what happens in your life.

If you think and speak in a negative way, you will attract negative energies but if you speak and think in a positive way you will attract positive energies and good things will happen, hence your thoughts turning into things.

You need to listen to your emotions, this is your inner gut telling you if you are okay or not. If you walk into a situation or are approaching a situation and you just get that feeling that something is not right, then turn around and leave, you can, you have control…

We are all responsible for our own actions and for our own lives. We are all responsible for what happens to us.

The law of attraction is definitely one of the strongest forces around and it has been around since the beginning.

Do yourself a favor and watch or read ‘The Secret’.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another day in the life of Ty…

Another day in the life of Ty, wonder what this one has got in store for me? Drama? Excitement? Love? Anger? The usual... It is like opening a book!

Each day brings new challenges, new hurdles and new excitement and if those things were not bought upon us then life would be pretty damn boring.

Anyhow, my weeks have been filled with work which seems to be picking up and over the weekends I have been taking some time out to chill and relax, I call It chillax. For some reason I am not managing to sleep in though.

With the beach on my doorstep, my Sundays have become my tanning days, have to make most of the sun while it is out as winter is just around the corner! Not my favorite season.

Ah! Just found some CD’s my mate left at my place and oh my word! AMAZING! Have not heard these tunes in ages and is very uplifting!

Anyhow, the weekend which past I polished up my tennis skills after my shoot at Durban View, at first I really sucked at the tennis but by Sunday late afternoon/ evening I was doing really well, so game on! I have some serious mad skills developing. The sport and is a great cardio work out at the same time.

So, have also been hitting the gym hard, but have been taking days off, so could be working harder, I want to try and start training in the mornings rather than evenings, get some happy hormones released into my body for during the days… BUT, I am not really a morning person, so will take some time getting used too.

(ah! This CD is awesome!)

Am hopping into the shower now and then calling it a night….

Off to bed then soon!

Hope you all have an amazing week further… I am already looking forward to the weekend.