The GoPro obsession

by Cellobella on Thursday, February 13, 2014

First of all… hello! Long time no see. But you see I just paid for the next two years hosting so I may as well make the most of it and bloody write something.

What’s changed since we last chatted…

herb gardenWell the herbs have got bigger. I’ve eaten lots of them. Not sure anyone else is picking them… but they are still welcome to.

It’s been a long hot summer and the garden is suffering for it.

And I have a new toy which I am obsessed with.

I have a GoPro Hero 3+ and so far have the following accessories:

  • chest harness
  • floaty back
  • head strap
  • homemade cap mount
  • extra batteries, charger and car charger
  • vented helmet strap (this was a mistake)
  • extra bolts
  • frame
  • tripod mount
  • flex jaws clamp (still to arrive)

Do I need all those things… yikes!

My old laptop is struggling to cope with the videos so my son is cobbling together a more powerful computer and my dad is making a case for it.

This has become a very expensive toy.

But I’m having fun with it.

The Goose Saturday from Sarah Knight on Vimeo.

Friday in The Goose from Sarah Knight on Vimeo.

Rowing on the Swan with my GoPro from Sarah Knight on Vimeo.

My new notification alert

by Cellobella on Monday, May 7, 2012

Is taken from this video:

It’s very good.

Amazing budgie film

by Cellobella on Friday, April 20, 2012 · 1 comment

This film was created by Chris Lewis of ABC Open.

I watched it on News24 today and was gobsmacked.

So. Many. Budgies.

My first time in Bali, told live without notes

by Cellobella on Thursday, March 31, 2011 · 2 comments

So The Bird was a revelation.

What a great venue.

Small, intimate – yet with quite a lot of seating.

Cute bar.

Great acoustics.

(a little warm – but hey it’s winter soon… please tell me winter is happening this year)

It was the first night of Barefaced since the Blue Room season ended and we were all pretty hyped up.

Would anyone come?

What would the venue be like?

Would our stories be any good?

Can I remember my story??

No notes remember.

And how would the “out of the hat” idea work?

Well it was a great success IMHO.

First, the venue was packed, and thanks to those of you who came along to support me, and the other story tellers of course.

The venue was great.

Our stories were good – and I remembered (most of) mine.

And the out of the hat idea where two wildcard storytellers were drawn out on the night to tell their stories worked too.

Highlights – Shirley’s reaction when she wins the blue ribbon, Andrea’s Chooky Fowler (OMG hilarious!), Alison telling how she wagged school and was sent to hospital was classic and George’s trekking tale brought back some memories – I related!

The next session is last Tuesday of April – which is the day after Easter – and the theme is Heroes and Villains.

If you want to have a go – go to the website – and come along to our workshopping sessions – the more the merrier!

You can hear my first story here.

Alison’s vagina

by Cellobella on Monday, February 28, 2011 · 1 comment

I was witness to a very special moment this weekend at a barbecue celebrating our storytelling success at the Blue Room… watch out for Barefaced Stories at a pub near you soon!

Alison with her newly discovered vagina

The backstory:

A few weeks ago, Ali and I signed up for a storytelling course… you remember that nude beach story… that course…

Anyway during that course Alison told this fabulous story about how as a 19 year old girl fresh from the country she met an artist (read: picked up an artist from a bustop) and how he was keen to sculpt her vagina.

The story is fabulous and when the podcast is out I will share it here.

So I won’t go into details… but after she told that story, two other participants decided they HAD to find the sculpture.

I had the same idea and I was going to use social media to find it but they were far more practical.

The guy who found it – lets call him Sean – just went round to the house and asked the guy living there if it was still around. The guy said he’d look and three days later Sean drove past and saw it on the verge ready for him to pick up.

Alison had no idea.

And no one told her.

For hours we watched and waited for her to notice the small “half-a-carton” sized piece of limestone on the grass.

When the moment came, her reaction was priceless.

Witness for yourself.

Why I don’t have any more teacups

by Cellobella on Thursday, December 16, 2010 · 1 comment

Just a video today.

This is one of my favourites from my daughter’s early days.

Here she’s about 14 months old.

A determined wee lassie.

Many people can’t watch this film without wincing.

I’m not sure what it says about my parenting style but I can assure you that no children – or for that matter teacups – were hurt in the making of this video.

I hope you love it.

Sweet sixteen but has he been kissed?

by Cellobella on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 · 5 comments

Well as if I would know, I’m only his mother!

five months old

Five Months Old

Opening of the Graham Farmer Freeway

Opening of the Graham Farmer Freeway

At Rally Australia

At Rally Australia

sliding across lake deborah

Love this one, sliding across Lake Deborah


In our kitchen with his mate

Leaving for India

Leaving for India

So has he been kissed?

Watch the video to find out. :)

Bloody crows

by Cellobella on Saturday, August 7, 2010 · 1 comment

And I thought my alarm was bad.

These birds were so loud this morning.

I felt I was in the Hitchcock film “The Birds”.

And such an unattractive call.

A note on the election

by Cellobella on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 · 2 comments

As seen on Qanda and via Hoyden – if you have missed this – here it is again for your pleasure.

Oh and the original ad it is based on (fan my brow) is here:

Thanks to Tigtog :)

How to get your child to smile for the camera

by Cellobella on Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Start early!