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My 3d model

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Realised I never posted my 3d model of a cell phone here. But since it's now sent in for assessment I can post a pic from my work in Sketchup and the ad that I created afterwards in photoshop where I imported the model. Would you buy a Treephone?



Soon to come; my own "very retouched" perfume ad using tons of beauty retouching techniques used today, just need to finish the written report first and send it in first!

Münich

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After Hintertux I drove to Münch to see my cousin Lisa for a day and a half while waiting for Ross to fly in from Scotland for our drive back to Sweden. We walked around for hours on the Sunday, all around Munich, we walked up the 306 steps up to the viewpoint in S:t Peter close to the Marienplatz, we went into the Frauenkirche and then we walked into the Englisher Garten (the English garden) where we stopped at a Biergarten and had some applejuice and a crêpe, (unlike all other Germans who had beer from around 11.00 on the Sunday!) and we finished the day with a movie, some cake from the next door bakery and then eating out. It was nice to get some other food than Austrian/German cuisine, even though the food in Hintertux was good, it’s also quite heavy! It was really great to go to Munich after my course to relax a bit and of course also to see my cousin again, since we haven’t seen each other in ages!

Hintertux

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So I spent last week on a ski instructor course in Hintertux, Austria with the Danish ski school. I had a great time, the course was really good and the place we stayed, the Alpenbad Hohenhaus was really nice as well, especially the wellness area. Most of the week it was sunny, (already started the goggle tan) apart from one day when it dropped down about 20cm of snow and the goggles would freeze up every 3 minutes. In the end I had a theoretical and a technical exam, which I passed =) so the plan is to keep training this winter and get on the next course at the end of the season.

Hintertux

In Hintertux now, enjoying skiing and the instructing course. Internet is really bad, can't get on it with my laptop as too many people are using it and the signal is to weak, so on a cp in the conference now where I'm having trouble just sending an email, so all other updates on the week will have to take place in Sweden afterwards. Safe to say, my danish skills are picking up!

Leaving Tignes for about 3 weeks

Leaving Tignes tomorrow morning to go to Hintertux for an instructing course followed by almost 2 weeks in Sweden, we're driving there so on the way I'll stop off at my cousin Lisa's place in Munich, which is where Ross will fly in to and then we're going to keep going north until we reach Falköping, or maybe even further depending on who is available for visits! Looking forward to it and then when we get back I go straight into winter work!

Had a crazy day today, packing, cleaning, prepping skis, baking bread for Ross, online forum for my sports psych class and much more.. Hopefully I can get to bed reasonably early so I'm all good to drive tomorrow morning.

Photoshop

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I've basically spent the past two days in photoshop, which is fun, frustrating, time consuming and more fun. So mostly fun. Like I mentioned earlier I'm retouching a photo like an ad and this was my inspiration.
Source I was looking around at perfume ads since that is what the written part of the assignment is on and realized as well that if I was going to get a decent photo of myself it had to be a close up, self-timer is definitely not my thing. It's too hard managing all the settings! Anyway, not quite ready to show my version yet but soon!
Also just trying to get stuff ready before I leave for Hintertux and there isn't enough hours in the day (especially when you get sucked into photoshop!) but I'm sure it'll all work out. Can't wait to go skiing!

More pics of the snow

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Of course I had to take some more pics this morning as the weather’s cleared and it was sunny, but the snow was still there.We weren’t up that early today as we had a dinner out last night at the Petit Sav but we still had tons of snow to clear off the car before we could put it back in the parking, better to leave it inside now than outside in the cold and the snow.

It keeps coming down

The snow just keeps coming down..... I think this afternoon I'm getting all wrapped up in my winter jacket, warm boots, mittens and a hat and going out to enjoy it! Just need to finish some studying first, almost done creating my 3d modell of a cell phone and need some technical help now, so continuing with an essay about perfume ads and their use of sex in advertising - photos etc. Then I have to retouch a photo of myself using the same techniques used in ads! looking forward to it. Now I just need to take a good photo of myself, self-timer has never been my thing but since everyone's at work, think this has to be my solution. It's going to be hard as I need to use the same pose and expression as an existing ad! Does anyone have a suggestion of an ad that I can imitate? (note image can not be offensive or demeaning)

Snow

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I guess hoping for snow did work! This is what I woke up to this morning… I do kind of want the snow to come after I leave for Austria though since it’ll take me 2h longer to drive there if the mountain pass isn’t open.

Skiing

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Had my first day skiing for this season today. The glacier was unbelievable, and not in a good way, but managed to get some runs in and it was good to be back on the skis again. I went up with Kev who had agreed to come with and look at my technique so that I’m not completely fresh going into my instructing course next sat in Hintertux. It was really good to get some tips and get try to get out of old habits, even if it is hard work! But we had a good day and I think the season 11/12 is going to be a good one. Hoping for lots of snow, we need it! For those of you that know Tignes you’ll see in the pics what I mean, and the fact that we after the Panoramic chairlift (first pic) had to walk across the rocks to get to Champagny lift (!) We spent the day doing runs on 3500 which turned out to be the better choice, when we came down the rest it was all ice with a thin layer of slush/melted ice on top… We were lucky with the weather though, it was nice in the morning and sunny, but in the a…

Training

Went to the gym today with Megan and Katie which was great. I need to get on it once I can buy the season pass. No point now since I'm leaving in like a week for the instructing course in Austria and then Sweden. Plan is to go skiing tomorrow to get some time on snow before I leave, so winter is almost here =) Can't wait!

New template

Decided to try out the dynamic views template so that you, the reader, can actually choose how to read/see my blog. I'm undecided on what I think so far. I like it but I do miss my links to other blogs, my cloud with labels and other gadgets that you can use with normal templates. Maybe this will come later or it could be so that I've just not found how to do it yet! If anyone knows, then please comment!

Home made soup

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I've started making my own soups recently, instead of buying the powder ones, which just seem a bit wrong and like they cannot possibly contain any nutrients whatsoever.

So yesterday I made "Köttfärssoppa" - can't figure out a better translation at the moment than the one google translate has given me - ground beef soup.
The recipe called for ground beef, grated carrot, crushed tomato, beef stock cube, water, cumin, cayenne pepper and I think that was it, so easy to make and so good, especially for me and Ross since we like spicy soups and it was easy to add a bit more cayenne pepper than the recipe called for..
Anyone got tips for some good soups that I can make? In breadmaking news, I've started making rolls instead of loaves and honestly they're so much better, I don't know how the same ingredients can taste so different.. Since we went shopping yesterday I also bought skimmed milk powder to use with water instead of proper milk, (the recipe actually c…