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A group distraction, presented by nige.


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The first instalment of Interview52 is now complete! It started on Friday 18th July 2008 and finished on 13th September 2009. A little later than expected, but we got there.


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52 mobloggers from around the world...

Some familiar, some not...

Each will publish a unique self-portrait, accompanied by a short interview.


Candid portrait meets candid interview.


The Rules

Every Friday the next interviewee in line will publish a new portrait and interview, consisting of their answers to the ten questions they have been given.

After they have published, the interviewee will then become the interviewer. They will be responsible for finding the next participant, as well as compiling the questions that this next person in line will answer. Interviewers can change as many or as few questions as they like, but they should change at least one before passing them on to the next lucky punter.

Thats it! Simple. More detailed instructions will be given to each interviewee as and when they are approached, so fear not.


The interviewees so far

shitake

spongevid

Salome

FilbertFox

Essitam

harimanjaro

parabolichobo

Viv

Jig along

Caine

factotum

Laszlo Q. V. St-J. Xalieri

arkangel

JokerXL

CHESO

taniwha

PrincessJun

billion

itchymoblog

Jane Doe

kyoob

MaggieD

Spiderbaby / Freakdog

TiliaAmericana

Dhamaka

XelenarendezvousX

George w/Blue Eyes

Rachel

Sprocket

Tori

silar31

Mandy

Puddlepuff

Judo-Jule

OJ

beth

Alfie

Rich

Joe

Steve

Uber-Spy

swamprose

RareAquaticBadger

Euphro

bfish

mara

AmericanFriend

CRAFT

Strange Little Girl

Spike

Toddy

Damage

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Toddy: A few pixels short of a photo...........

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1. Where does this find you?

Currently sat in Castle College canteen in Nottingham city centre which is where I am currently studying for my foundation degree in policing that I am doing as part of my Police training. I’m about half way through my training at the moment and am very excited about getting it finished and getting on with the job. I left Vodafone and a lot of friends I made there about 4 months ago now and it has taken quite a while to become accustomed to the change in life style.

2. Why moblog? What paths did you take to find this place?

Well I think I have to give all credit to Dave (spike) on that one. He was the one at Vodafone who introduced me to moblog and the concept of a photo blog. I was a complete photography novice before I got my blog and spent the first 2 years taking photos on my phone cameras. I then decided to upgrade and get a DSLR and treated my self to a Nikon D40x and now a D90. Moblog and the wonderful “mobloggers” have been the main drive for my uptake in photography and I owe most of my progression to you lovely lot.

3. 10 Years time, where will you be, or do you not look that far ahead?

I try to plan for the future as best I can, I’ve got a pension and savings but I’m struggling to get on the property ladder.yu
As long as I am still enjoying my job and keeping healthy I think I’ll be happy.

4. One Place, over any, where would it be and why?

Sheringham, Norfolk. We have been going on family holidays there since I was a very small baby. Its where I have a lot of my younger memories and I still go there a few times a year just to relax an unwind. Some of the best walks and views in the world in Norfolk.

5. Your obviously enthusiastic about climbing, why did you get into it and is there anywhere where you really want to climb?

It was my good friend Danny that first took me climbing 2 years ago or so. At first I was a bit worried as I was overweight and was very bad at it but instantly enjoyed it. I only really got into it in the past year or so since I have been “bouldering”. I love bouldering more than anything as it’s the mix of problem solving, strength, technique, agility and “balls” that makes you get to the top or lack of them that make you fall off.

6. The usual film/book/music question. If you could only choose one of each, which would it be

Film: Into the wild
Love the book and loved the film. Sad but an amazing story.

Book: Into thin air
One of the first “survival” book I read, instead of scaring me it just made me more determined to do as many stupid things as possible and see what I can get away with.

Music: Pigeon detectives
Loud, fun and amazing live.

7. Do you look up to anyone, have any idols or anyone you aspire to be?

That’s an easy one Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The man is mad and a machine, his determination is so amazing. Who else can run 7 marathons in 7 days and climb Everest at 65. LEGEND.

8. You may not believe in re-incarnation, but if you did, what would you want to come back as and why?

Erm………… I’d have to say a dog; I would love to be as lazy as my max and molly. Plus they are loved by everyone which would always be nice ?

9. You’ve vastly improved your heath in the last few years, was there any time you thought to give up and why did you carry on?

Sometimes before a run or gym session I still think “I really can not be arsed” but I remember when I was overweight and unfit and how much better I feel about life now. The pros completely outweigh the cons.

10. One favorite memory of you life so far, explain as much or as little as you want?

I’d have to say the week I spent in Chamonix with my mates for my 23rd birthday, with downhilling, paragliding, hydrospeeding and lots of food and drink. My perfect holiday………….

*photo credit of Danny(Damage) just edited it a bit Dan :-)

Posted by Toddy

3rd Sep 2009, 22:43  

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540air says:

Take my hat off to you, no way I'd be climbing like that :)

3rd Sep 2009, 23:48

nige says:

Nice one man. My fave question is number 2, because Spike asked the questions this week, so it's totally bloody loaded!

3rd Sep 2009, 23:53

Viv says:

sounds like you have made some good decisions and are enoying life - good luck with it all

3rd Sep 2009, 23:54

nige says:

Oh, check this out man, you may have already seen it though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPN3gLVDsOY

4th Sep 2009, 00:11

Toddy says:

Thanks 540 and Viv.

Nige, just watched that vid, that guy is mad. Not sure about the upside down bit :-s

4th Sep 2009, 07:45

taniwha says:

Thanks Toddy. We spent some time in Sheringham last year and it really got under my skin, in a good way. There was just something about it. Your answer to 9 really resonates with me too.

4th Sep 2009, 08:00

queserasara says:

I'm with 540 - always amazed at climbers. Loved the answers. Qss

4th Sep 2009, 08:22

Thanks Todd, a brilliant interview. I find you quite inspiring in many ways.

4th Sep 2009, 09:54

Dhamaka NLI says:

I love this interview - it's cool, honest and down-to-Earth. How exciting that you're retraining too..

It has been great to meet you on moblog and I'm looking forward to (eventually) meeting you in the flesh

Oh,, and ... as you know I love your activity photos too

4th Sep 2009, 10:35

Toddy says:

taniwha - I'm glad you liked Sheringham, its a wonderful place and is overlooked too many times

queserasara - Thankyou :-) I'm not that good at climbing though lol

parabolichobo - That is the first time anyone has said that to me, thank you

Dhamaka - It's been a pleasure getting to know you, as well as I can over a moblog. We will hopefully meet soon :-)

4th Sep 2009, 15:52

Euphro says:

Great interview! Very inspiring :)

4th Sep 2009, 15:57

jc1000000 says:

Colour me inspired too! Especially your answer to question 9- I want to do that! Into the wild is great, am halfway thru it...

4th Sep 2009, 23:05

nige says:

Where is the next culprit?!

12th Sep 2009, 21:24

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