Thursday, November 15, 2012

Never a dull moment

They say that life is what you make it, so I guess I had better try and make it a good one. Well this year has certainly been one of change and dare I say...progress? Sadly with one new project, another must be pushed aside. I have been trying to stay on top of my video making, with new editions of 'Ask Misterduncan' and my new series 'The Word Stop', as well as my normal full-length lessons too. So the blog was pushed aside (again) and it began to get all neglected, dusty and forgotten.

So as we are now heading towards the end of 2012, I have decided to make a new entry, completely off my own bat. Well that is not exactly true, as I have received many e-mails asking why I have been neglecting my writing for such a long-long time. You all know who you are! Well I suppose we could make some sort of deal. If I promise to carry on writing, you must promise to read the results of my keyboard bashing.

So 2012 has indeed been a busy year, but the most exciting part has come at the very end, as I'm off to new climes. Well in truth, it is just up the road, in Shropshire. What I'm trying to say is that I'm moving house. Are you still reading this? I will be asking questions later!

So where am I going to?

I will be moving to a place, which was the subject of one of my full-length lessons in 2012. The small town of Much Wenlock. In fact the move would never have happened, had I not gone there to film a lesson. It was during that time, when I fell in love with the surroundings there. I have always loved Shropshire and used to visit there as a child, during school trips. My school would take me to Ironbridge and we would go on walks to the Wrekin, which is a large hill and a famous landmark in Shropshire. So the image of that area is imprinted in my memory quite vividly.

So after filming the lesson I kept on going back to Much Wenlock on a regular basis. Well of course after a while, I started looking at the property there. To cut a long story short, I will be moving there in January 2013. There is still a slim chance that I will be moving in December, but realistically speaking, this seems highly unlikely now.

So what will this move men for my work? Well it means that I will have more freedom to film outdoors and I will have a purpose-made studio in the house too, which I will have to build. So there is no chance of stopping my video making. In fact that is one of the main reasons for moving. So I can carry on doing it.

Another bit of exciting news is that my YouTube Channel will soon have over 100,000 (one hundred thousand) subscribers. I know that these days that is not many, but I do value all of those people who have stuck with me during the past 6 years, and I feel honoured every time a new student joins me.

Over on Facebook, I have been posting some old photographs of myself at various stages of my life. This is also being done after receiving many requests from viewers who want to see more of my 'real' life. I'm not sure how much of a good idea it is to expose yourself too much on the internet, but anyway, I will be posting some old pictures of little me onto my Facebook page during the next few weeks. So look out for those.

Finally I was overwhelmed by the response to my latest full-length lesson about image. Lesson 75 was fun to make and is based on some writing I did recently, but it was not published anywhere. So Lesson 75 is a sort of blog post, in the form of a lesson.

There will be many more lessons to come...many more 'word stop' episodes, and maybe even a new 'Ask Misterduncan' too, if there is time before I move.

I must go now...time to feed the birds.

Ta-ta for now...  Misterduncan


Mami.bdry said...

I wish you the best with your new place.
Thank you so much!

Angela Sandor said...

The more I watch your videos the more excited and glad to find you I am. But I am a bit worried because there are so many accents in the UK and I want to go there for working...
:-<... I think my English will be quickly improved if I speak with natives and if they bear with me a while...In the meantime, I've been watching you :->
Please, receive from Romania my best regards
Angela Sandor

Veena Kumari said...

Thank you for all your videos and hard work. I really appreciate it. And I love knowing more about you. You're one of the best person I've ever met in my life.

Hope you're doing good. Take care.

Ayatollah Rock said...

Hi mr duncan,

I've seen your videos and writings on this blog - and it's really interesting. I want to learn how to write good essays or long blog in english with good flows but i don't know how to do it in practice although i have the idea. How can i solve my problem? Where do i start and what is the idea...can i write something and let you review where i gone wrong?

hottvision said...

Hi Mr Duncan,

I think there's a typo in this sentence "So what will this move men for my work?". Not trying to be a pain...but just enjoy reading & can be quite meticulous at times :-)


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